#6 Never miss a chance
JUST BECAUSE YOU SET out to shoot one thing, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be ready to shoot something else. Mark McNeill (instagram.com/ markmcneillphoto), who splits his time between wedding photography and capturing stunning images of the great outdoors, knows only too well that it pays to keep your kit to hand. And while you may have one style of photography in mind, always be prepared to make the most of a situation as it develops.
“Me and my eight-year-old daughter took a trip to Glencoe with the aim of capturing the Milky Way over the Buachaille Etive Mor waterfall at night. I was trying to capture a different view from the iconic location and I got a few shots that I was quite happy with.
“In the morning our plan was to come back and capture the famous James Bond scene from Skyfall that was filmed just down the road from there. Suddenly, we saw these amazing stags at the side of the road, only some 50 metres away from where we parked the car. We stayed there for a good hour, just watching the animals and taking photos. It was one of the photographic highlights of my year.”
Mark captured these stunning images of stags near Glencoe in Scotland.
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