Do something else for a change

Dear all,

All of us have a passion, a subject and a type of photography that drives us. For me (and I suspect for most of you) this is wildlife photography, sharing the beauty of nature, that is what gets me going. And it is a much heard golden advise to focus on what you like, since that is where you can potentially make a difference. I am the last one to contradict this, yet sometimes, it is good to get out of your comfort zone and to do something completely different. In the recent past I’ve been shooting a play and a field trip of Sietske class 4/5 and I enjoyed it big time. Not only did I enjoy it, it also helped me improving my wildlife photography, and here’s why: when you are less passionate about a topic, it helps big time in making a final selection, it becomes easier to let a picture go. When you then take some time to reflect about that, being honest to yourself why you keep one picture and not another, this will provide you with valuable lessons you can later apply to your main work, in which you tend to deal with images you become attached to, more than often for all the wrong reasons.

Not to bore you with shots of kids unknown to you, I will leave you with a landscape shot and a link to my favorite cheetah shot, an image that won the prestigious Earthshots photo of the day contest on Sunday, April 29th, 2012. You can check my orignal post on this hunt and the original post on the Earthshots site here. And while you’re at it, I can highly recommend to browse through some more work on this site, some truly stunning work, and I am really humbled to have one of my shots appearing in such great company.

Canon Ixus 80, 1/400, f/10, ISO 100

Have a good week,


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