My task here is more or less to stir up photographer’s creativity and stimulate a movement towards more playful, artistic and abstract elements mixed in the traditional nature photography. And also to provoke a bit;)
Lots stick to the classic documentary style nature photography, which I also often find very fascinating – when the photographers are really good.
Unfortunately I’ve noticed a tendency of making rather lazy, and often very uninspiring, nature photographs.
In my opinion it’s not enough just to photograph a beautiful or rare bird and then believe you’ve made a great photo.
Anyone can take a photo of a beautiful animal. But anyone cannot make a beautiful image of any animal.
That’s the challenge. To make beautiful images of anything you find in nature.
I’m not a trophy hunter. I find great joy in photographing the very common – like ducks, seagulls or mute swans. Or ferns. Or anything else I find almost right on my doorstep.
With the right financial capability we can all travel to The Arctic and make endless amounts of fascinating wildlife images.
But the good photographer makes them in her own backyard…
More guest blogging will follow on Fotomalia.dk – check out my first blog contribution on Fotomalia.dk – sorry, only in Danish.