Photographing animals is a challenging task. Unlike landscapes, you can’t wait for the light to be just right to make your image. Instead, you have to be mindful of the animal and try to anticipate what its next move will be. And if the light isn’t right, well then you have to figure out how to fix it, be it with a flash, a reflector, or whatever.
Landscape & Travel Galleries
“The myriad facets of nature fascinate me and I try not to limit myself to a single genre of imagery making. …But if I had to pick one, and only one category to pursue, it would be landscapes. For me, the landscape, when captured well, portrays the heart and soul of a place. The other categories further describe what the place may have to offer, and they are wonderful things in their own right, but they’re things and not places. I find that my feelings for places are different than the ones I have for things.”
-Al Andersen March 2014 interview Sonoran Arts Network
You would think that making flower images would be the easiest thing in the world. It’s not!
Setting aside the hazards of scaling cliffs, balancing precariously on tree limbs and rock ledges, wading in water that has who-knows-what in it, and the other wonderful physical aspects of getting to the plant-in-question, because as any wildflower photographer learns, they don’t come to you, there are the trials of making the image itself.