Too many wildlife photographers out there get it wrong and after reading a great post on Pixiq.com this post came to life.
The essence of why we do what we do sometimes get lost in the orgy of self-appreciation that some people get caught up in online.
Sad to see.
We need to keep it real.
We need to remember what it’s really about.
Wildlife photography should be about:
– Being outdoors
– Telling stories
– Finding yourself
– Trying new things
– Taking time
– Giving back
– The past
– The future
I reckon that’s a start.
To sum it up – you should do it for yourself. The moment you start doing wildlife photography for or other people or some or other sideline agenda your images will show the lack of honesty. The lack of truth. Lack of passion.
Awards, money, fame, fortune, likes, comments – If those are your goals you are gonna fail.
Along with the above it is also important to check out what wildlife photography should NOT be about. Check it out here.
Please feel free to add to the list by adding your comments below.
Until next time.
Gerry van der Walt