A Need for Variety | Photographing Animals
I’m a great believer in photographing a variety of different genres. This helps to keep our eyes and minds fresh and receptive to new concepts and ideas, and of course new challenges. Even though I’m a portrait photographer I try to photograph pretty much anything, whenever the opportunity arises. I’ll photograph streets, cities and villages, landscapes, nature, cars, and of course animals. Most of us can find those things in our own locality, or at least within fairly easy reach. Each can provide its own difficulties and I find that by photographing a variety of subjects my compositional skills can improve and also my sense of timing and narrative. All of this will add value to my portrait work. And of course it’s enjoyable as well – and that is perhaps the most important thing of all. Photographers can become tired, disillusioned, bored, or simply fed up if we only ever photograph one subject. Much of it is a personality thing, but I become easily jaded and I only seem to enjoy myself if I have a challenge to meet.
With that in mind I headed off to East Sussex yesterday to find some furry characters to photograph. If you’d like to see the pictures please head over to our dedicated pet and animal photography blog which can be found here: Animal Photography East Sussex