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Why photograph wildlife?

 
Tom ­ Reichner
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Oct 20, 2012 15:40 |  #46

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Evidently so do several hundred million other people thus having already taken every picture that needs to be taken. Time to move on to something else.

I just looked at your Flickr. All of that stuff you posted on there has already been done before by more than several hundred million other people. In fact, your subject matter has been photographed far more than any wildlife species:

A man walking a dog on a leash.
A house in a residential neighborhood.
Another house in a residential neighborhood.
A shot of a group of 7 people.
A shot of a group of 5 people.
Another shot of a group of 5 people.
A shot of 3 people.
A woman sitting in a chair.
A woman standing.
A shot of 4 people.
Another shot of 3 people.
Military people holding a flag.
A shot of 9 people sitting in chairs and 2 people standing.
A shot of a couple, standing next to each other looking at the camera.
A shot of 5 people looking at the camera.
Another shot of 5 people looking at the camera.
A shot of 3 people looking at the camera.
An airplane and a cloud in the sky.
An airplane in the sky with no further context.
A creek with trees along the banks.

And you have a problem with people photographing wildlife because it has already been done before?!
Time for you to quit that overdone stuff and more on to something else, don't you think?


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Oct 20, 2012 23:21 |  #47

Tom Reichner wrote in post #15147458 (external link)
I just looked at your Flickr. All of that stuff you posted on there has already been done before by more than several hundred million other people. In fact, your subject matter has been photographed far more than any wildlife species:

A man walking a dog on a leash.
A house in a residential neighborhood.
Another house in a residential neighborhood.
A shot of a group of 7 people.
A shot of a group of 5 people.
Another shot of a group of 5 people.
A shot of 3 people.
A woman sitting in a chair.
A woman standing.
A shot of 4 people.
Another shot of 3 people.
Military people holding a flag.
A shot of 9 people sitting in chairs and 2 people standing.
A shot of a couple, standing next to each other looking at the camera.
A shot of 5 people looking at the camera.
Another shot of 5 people looking at the camera.
A shot of 3 people looking at the camera.
An airplane and a cloud in the sky.
An airplane in the sky with no further context.
A creek with trees along the banks.

And you have a problem with people photographing wildlife because it has already been done before?!
Time for you to quit that overdone stuff and more on to something else, don't you think?


Amen!! my sentiments exactly, I don't live thru other peoples eyes or experiences.

Some one posted it before I'll explain it further

"it's not about the destination, it's about the journey"

The destination of life is death, the journey is what matters.

Be your own person....


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Oct 21, 2012 04:57 as a reply to  @ MajesticMomentsPhoto's post |  #48

For me I photograph wildlife to get that perfect image and I hope I never capture it. ;)


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Oct 21, 2012 05:49 |  #49

Duane N wrote in post #15149117 (external link)
For me I photograph wildlife to get that perfect image and I hope I never capture it. ;)

Totally with you on that, Duane.


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Oct 21, 2012 20:22 as a reply to  @ post 15098255 |  #50

I photograph it because I like wildlife and if I'm real lucky - because it's there. Life is too fast and too short to not take the time to see what is around you and shares this planet. And, if a photo helps me capture that moment , no matter how mundane (no pun intended), so be it.

I note you never really state what you like to photograph in any of your posts in this thread - outside of the fact you don't like "documentary" photos. So, what grabs your mind's eye?




  
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Oct 21, 2012 20:35 |  #51
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Tom Reichner wrote in post #15147458 (external link)
I just looked at your Flickr. All of that stuff you posted on there has already been done before by more than several hundred million other people. In fact, your subject matter has been photographed far more than any wildlife species:

A man walking a dog on a leash.
A house in a residential neighborhood.
Another house in a residential neighborhood.
A shot of a group of 7 people.
A shot of a group of 5 people.
Another shot of a group of 5 people.
A shot of 3 people.
A woman sitting in a chair.
A woman standing.
A shot of 4 people.
Another shot of 3 people.
Military people holding a flag.
A shot of 9 people sitting in chairs and 2 people standing.
A shot of a couple, standing next to each other looking at the camera.
A shot of 5 people looking at the camera.
Another shot of 5 people looking at the camera.
A shot of 3 people looking at the camera.
An airplane and a cloud in the sky.
An airplane in the sky with no further context.
A creek with trees along the banks.

And you have a problem with people photographing wildlife because it has already been done before?!
Time for you to quit that overdone stuff and more on to something else, don't you think?


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Oct 21, 2012 20:52 |  #52

It's part of the journey. As a serious photographer, you're always challenging yourself. Wildlife photography is a step along the way. One's own back yard is visited by interesting critters that most people don't take the time to note let alone appreciate. However, once you get the shot, it becomes repetitious and you don't want to keep doing the same thing. I once joined a photography club that was dedicated to wildlife photography. The most active members were those who invested heavily in those long white lenses that have no other purpose and spent thousands of dollars traveling to remote destinations just to get the shot that nobody else could get. And they did. But if you google the species that they captured, you'd get hundreds of thousands of hits, if not millions. And some where better. Others went to elaborate ends to create setups in their back yards with suitable backgrounds and custom-made perches for what became obvious bird-on-a-stick photos. The rare ones were those which -- like with any other genre -- show an element of personality or drama in the subject. Guess what. You don't have to spend thousands of dollars on expensive gear or air travel to do that. It just takes patience, effort, and yes, luck. It's all part of the lure of the craft.


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Oct 23, 2012 13:02 |  #53

Because I aspire to be the best that I can at it.

It seems that some people don't relate to nature/wildlife or have a desire to develop an understanding, appreciation or relationship with it. There are moments in the field when I'm within 10 feet of a wild creature that I more than likely have seen in a photograph before. When I'm there and I've used my skills to get into a position to capture my version it becomes personal. I think there's a perception that photographing wildlife is the act of going outside and clicking away. I'm sure many wildlife photographers got started in that way and for some that's the way they like it to be, simple and unplanned. I fall into the "if it's not somewhat difficult, challenging or a little bit like work then I'm not trying hard enough" category. I'm driven to capture moments in nature that won't be of a species never photographed, but rather of a species never photographed in this spot, doing exactly what I see in those moments. If I'm very successful I'll have captured the bird's character as well in my shots. I estimate that 85% of my work could fall into the "already been done" category. The remaining 15% and my admiration for the natural world is what keeps me out there striving to up that number and in the process enrich the memory bank.


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Oct 23, 2012 18:52 |  #54

Why go to work every day? Everyone else is doing it.

Why live? Everyone else is doing it.

Why eat? Everyone else is doing it.

TBH, this thread is a troll.

Why write on the forums at all? Everyone else is doing it.


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Oct 23, 2012 19:19 |  #55

Let's all be honest and admit we photograph wildlife as a guise to secretly hunt for Bigfoot.

BirdBoy wrote in post #15160695 (external link)
Why write on the forums at all? Everyone else is doing it.

Isn't this a paradox?


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Oct 24, 2012 07:51 |  #56

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Let's all be honest and admit we photograph wildlife as a guise to secretly hunt for Bigfoot.

And I caught him.

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Oct 24, 2012 12:06 |  #57

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And I caught him.

Are those slippers? I need to get me a pair of those!


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Oct 24, 2012 12:57 |  #58

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Are those slippers? I need to get me a pair of those!

They were blow up ones. :)


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Oct 24, 2012 19:29 |  #59

Why? Because I live in the middle of the rockies. But I get your intent.




  
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Oct 28, 2012 07:00 |  #60

Tom Reichner wrote in post #15098379 (external link)
I actually don't prefer the stuff that looks like art. The "documentary" style of wildlife image is much more my cup of tea!
I don't usually care for wildlife photos that look like paintings. Rather, I like it to be more of a realistic-looking record of what was actually there. That is what pleases my eye.
I guess everyone has their own style & goals.

I agree with Tom ..... Wildlife photography is not for everyone.


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