If you love wildlife films and are dreaming of shooting films for the BBC and National Geographic, here are 6 tips that will put you on the right track.
Ever since i have finished filming for the BBC film Leopards - 21st century cat, my fascination for non traditional imaging has increased manyfold. We used 3 different imaging systems to capture footage of leopards at night. All three had their advantages and short comings but in the end they mixed together beautifully to create an absorbing film with some really unique sequences. In this series of articles i wanted to talk about the various approaches we took to achieve it.
Being active as a professional photographer means that you have a fair bit of technical competence and update on current technology. But we also get through shoots with our eyes half-closed. By that, i mean the technical knowledge is so soaked in, that, one doesn't need to keep thinking about the fundamentals. Yet it is in these fundamentals that we overlook the obvious and when the knowledge does dawn on us, it leaves us humbled, at least it does for me.