Photography: Watch the Birdie and other Animals

Most of us have enjoyed watching a variety of National Geographic productions and if you are anything like me, you probably have marveled and wondered “How did they get that shot?!” The video below is a look at what it takes to capture photographs of wild animals. Depending upon your perspective, it can be humorous or not! Also realize that many of these animals are residents of zoos and have had some awareness of people. One might thus reason that it would make the animal photography easier because of that exposure (pun intended). Well, you can watch the video and decide for yourself.

Quoted from the YouTube website:

Think taking pictures of your pet is hard? Try an armadillo or a full-grown tiger. It’s all in a day’s work for photographer Joel Sartore, who’s on a mission to create portraits of the world’s 12,000 captive species before they disappear. Sartore must wrangle the unruly, distract the curious, and clean up all the unexpected messes that come with photographing wild animals.

Joel Sartore

Can photography change a life? Can it change many lives?

  • Are you a spiritual person?
  • Do you believe in the interconnectedness of all people around the globe?
  • Do you think that photography can develop compassion and empathy in others?
  • What role does photography play in the historic and spiritual record of mankind?

I found the video below be very inspirational. Alison Wright is a photojournalist who, as she says, has made a career of running toward places most other people are running from.

If you like photojournalism or photography of people, I think you will find these stories and images fascinating; as I did. If You are a spiritual person, I think you will find the underlying theme of some of Ms. Wright’s work captivating.

Even if you decide this isn’t for you and you don’t want to watch any of this. may I suggest that you watch at least 90 seconds of the video starting at the 7:30 mark and ending at 9:00. While I am a skeptical person by nature, these types of experiences force me to keep my mind open even if it is just slightly ajar.

Published on May 27, 2013
After confronting her own mortality in a near-fatal bus crash, photographer Alison Wright dedicates her career to capturing the human spirit through her photographs and writing.

Photographic Inspiration – Tales by Light

The video below is for a new television series, Tales by Light, which is intended to showcase photography and videography.

Below is the first paragraph from an article on PetaPixel describing this series:

“Want an incredible dose of photographic inspiration? Check out this newly-released 2-minute trailer for the new TV series Tales by Light, a new TV series that follows 5 top photographers as they take their cameras to the ends of the Earth — photographers who have an unquenchable desire to capture and share the wonders of this world with the rest of us.”

Read more about the series at the PetaPixel website – click here

Tales by Light Official Trailer HD from Untitled Film Works on Vimeo.