WATCH: Wondrous Wildlife and Workflows of Alex Cearns OAM
SanDisk Professional Mentor and award-winning animal photographer Alex Cearns OAM shared her wondrous experience in wildlife photography through a free webinar hosted by SanDisk Professional and Australian Photography.
With about 15 to 16 years of utmost passion in photography, Alex has achieved over 350 awards, including the Order of Australian Medal (OAM).
Annually, she captures 1,300 animals outdoors and in-studio. She also works with over 40 animal charity organisations which is her driving passion in everything.
From the webinar, she tackles the rules in wildlife photography and factors you need to keep in mind. She also shares her workflow, travel experience, shooting style, the stories behind her amazing shots, and a lot more.
Rules in Wildlife Photography
Capturing animals, especially wild ones, are not an easy task. It is much difficult compared to other subjects as they have their own minds and language we can’t understand.
Alex, an expert in this field, have shared six rules in taking shots of animals.
- Safety first
- Read your subject’s body language
- Animals don’t sit still
- Animals don’t pose
- Take a lot of shots and pick the best
- Critique your work – self audit
What You Need
It is very important to be prepared and well-armed with knowledge about animals when going into wildlife photography. Wild animals tend to be dangerous. It can attack you anytime. So familiarising yourself with their body language would be helpful to protect yourself from harm.
To take photos of them safely, Alex shared some things you need to keep in mind:
In case you missed the webinar and wanted to learn more, you can watch it down below.
Alex Cearns OAM
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