Being a photographer means being a photo journalist. Each of us, no matter what our chosen subject or genre, is faced with the difficult challenge of telling the most compelling story possible using only a still image. It’s not always easy. Think about what you are doing and invest every bit of yourself in the story telling process.
I love wildlife photography. Wild animals are beautiful and exciting to see and photograph but, how do we tell their story when there are no animals in sight? In all aspects of photography it is important to pay attention to everything we see; not just what we seek. I am embarrassed to think of the thousands of great scenes I have walked past, or over, because I was so intent on finding only wildlife. Remember, at all times, you are a story teller.
While wandering the dunes at White Sands National Monument I wondered if I might see a coyote. The rangers said several had been active near the trail I was on recently so, my hopes were high. I constantly searched the distant horizon for movement in the dunes but, there was nothing. After a while I gave up searching for a coyote but, I found another way to tell the story of one that had been there just before me. Stories can be told in many ways.
Photograph What You Feel
Zuiko 12-40 f2.8 lens