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Published on February 6th, 2022 | by Content Admin


Photographic Society: February 2022 Report

What an inspiring evening the club had listening to Will Gray talk about British Wildlife Adventures. Will has been an award-winning photographer for over 30 years who also leads workshops for any skill level.

The talk gave us a pictorial tour of Scotland, where we met Sammy the harbour seal with all the problems of dealing with salt spray on the camera and exposure issues to the Wood of Cree, set up with hides, to photograph red deer up close. Will emphasised that practise and taking considered images is the way to hone your craft. Firing off hundreds of shots without being patient and moving up, down and around to find that pleasing composition will prove fruitless especially when wildlife do not do what you expect. Will passed on lots of tips and did present some of his less successful shots to show how he worked to improve to find that ideal whilst out in the field.

There are so many nature reserves and wildlife areas in the UK that can be found just a few miles from a major motorway or city that any photographer should find time to try to capture these great native creatures. However, do remember to respect the animal or creature’s habitat.

Will has a fantastic website that I recommend you visit where you will find not only his great images but also details of his book Family Wildlife Adventures which gives lots of ideas on where to stay and visit around the country for wildlife exploration.

Our next talk will be by John Lewis on ‘Composition for the viewer’ on Wednesday 2nd March at 7.30pm at the Adderbury Institute. Everyone is welcome but do check our website for any changes.

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