Here are four tips to help you break away from that instinctive style of postcard photography.
If I’m being completely honest, I’m tired of wildlife portraits – both taking them and looking at other people’s. Don’t get me wrong, I love a great animal close-up as much as the next person, but thanks to Facebook and Instagram I’m looking at about a thousand giraffe, elephant and lion photos every day. And 99% of them look like they came straight out of the latest edition of A Field Guide to the Mammals of Southern Africa! The majority of photos taken by beginners tend to be these very familiar-looking front-lit, postcard-type portraits, so perhaps it’s time to raise the bar a little. Here are four creative tips to make your wildlife photos stand out from the rest.