Wildlife photography portfolio in shades of blacks and whites
We are passionate about both land and underwater wildlife. We love to discover and observe wild animals living in their natural environments. Photography enables us to preserve the animal behaviors that we see or to create environmental animal portraits. But rather than using a naturalistic approach, we chose to use an artistic approach which we call "wildlife photography in shades of black and white".
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Using black and white to enhance wildlife
In order to be consistent with our artistic vision, we chose to use black and white photography, which involves its own philosophy of photography and can convey certain emotions that cannot be expressed through color photos. We are always looking for simple scenes and subjects that will be emphasized well by this artistic photography technique. Black-and-white photographs immediately emphasize the point of interest. The viewer’s gaze is guided by geometric shapes, lines of flight, perspectives, and the contrast between light and dark. These elements which will enable the viewer to understand the message we want to convey. We could simplify this by saying that a black-and-white photograph goes straight to the point to deliver its essential message.
The fragility of the animal world
You certainly know the names of a number of wild animals. You have probably had the opportunity to watch videos or see pictures of them. But how often have you actually been close to them — even ones that live near you? We try to use our photographs to show you that it is possible to observe animals in order to know them better and understand their fragility.
Preserving and communicating the emotion of an encounter with an animal
Have you ever looked a deer in the eye and see its surprise when it notices you standing at the corner of a forest road? Have you ever felt the excitement of dealing with a sow whose hair bristles when you get too close to her piglets? Have you ever felt the cold determination of a shark as it looks at you from just yards away? We have had the chance to experience many such fleeting but very intense emotions. We always remember them. Sometimes we can capture them with our cameras. It is always exciting to take pictures because we know that we can share that image with others and express what we felt in that moment.
Environmental wildlife portraits
In our pictures we always show the animals in their natural environments. We try to create photographs using backgrounds that bring out the best in our subjects. We have developed our own photographic approach. We do not limit ourselves to simple portraits of animals. Instead, we use a holistic approach, showing them in their natural environments.
We show others the environment in which we all live. Beautiful photographs of animals help educate people about the fragility of a fascinating and relatively unknown world, while inspiring them to go out and explore.