This week’s Photo of the Week has an odd but fitting title. I’m going to let you tune into my Photo of the Week webpage to read about it, rather than telling you what it’s about. Note that no salad dressing was used in the making of this photo. 😉
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It’s been crazy-busy lately. For you too? Maybe it’s just that time of year…. There are so many exciting things on the go. The most recent is that I’ve just given my website, 44th Parallel Photography, a bit of a freshen-up. There’s more to add – including nature note cards and fine art prints for sale, but that’s coming soon. So be sure to tune in regularly. I know the summer is busy and so if checking back is hard, why not sign up for my newsletter? That way you’ll know what’s new.
I hope you’re all having a great summer so far and hopefully you are just about to start a vacation. But 44th Parallel is still here so be sure to keep in touch.
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I’m just back from a fantastic long weekend in Toronto with family and so just getting 44th Parallel Photography’s Photo of the Week up. This week’s photo signals the start of my Turtle Conservation Photography project – to bring awareness (and hopefully some appreciation!) of these wonderful reptiles. Seeing them dead on the road bothers me and reminds me how many people could stand to treat nature with more kindness.
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Recently, I was very kindly invited by Andre of wildphotomag to be interviewed and to submit a portfolio of images for his wonderful online nature and wildlife magazine. If you haven’t seen wildphotomag, check it out. There are fantastic articles and images in there, by a lot of talented photographers.
The May issue is out and my portfolio is in there. Have a look and let me know what you think.
Not only was it nice to be able to have a selection of my images in the magazine, but it was great to be able to share some of my thoughts about photography. I am truly passionate about conservation photography. I think it’s an amazing tool for creating awareness and understanding of conservation and environmental issues and hopefully, for fostering concern and caring for our planet and all of its species.
Wildphotomag is loaded with great articles. Check out this month’s issue. You won’t be disappointed.
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I’m late with the Photo of the Week – sorry! Spring is my busiest time of year. The warblers are back, the wildflowers are starting to bloom. Oh, so much to get out and photograph!
But here is this week’s Photo of the Week from 44th Parallel Photography – better late, than never. 🙂 This week’s photo is of one of our beautiful little warblers that pass by on their way up to the boreal forest. I love this time of year and in late winter every year, look forward to seeing the return of these beautiful little birds.
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Recently, Wildphoto magazine put out a call for nature and wildlife photographers around the world to submit their details for inclusion in a database of photographers around the world.
Why add your name to the list? As Wildphotomag says,
“· Advertise your services at no cost
· Network with other photographers in your region, and across the world
· Share your knowledge
· Showcase your photography
· Increase your SEO with external links
· Increase your exposure and reach a wider audience
· You will be supporting Wildphotomag”
All great reasons to add your name! And help support a fantastic online magazine.
Click on the thumbnail below to visit wildphotomag and add your name to the database
And if you haven’t checked out Wildphoto magazine before, I highly recommend you do. Just click on the thumbnail below to visit their site and view this months issue.
I just read a fantastic article by photographer, Jaymi Heimbuch, about the value of conservation photography. The motivation for the article seems to be a response to a tweet the author received stating that, “… the photographers probably have a massive carbon footprint and so are destroying the planet as they try to photograph it.” The photographers referred to here collectively, in the quote above, are conservation photographers.
So the complaint by this tweeter is that, in our efforts to bring issues such as habitat destruction and species extinction to the world’s attention through our inspiring photographs and visual storytelling, we as conservation photographers are ruining the planet. In other words, the end (conservation) does not justify the means (conservation photography). Heimbuch does a great job of countering that argument, showing that the end does justify the means and that in fact, compared to a lot of other kinds of photography, the environmental foot print of conservation photographers is probably less than that of others. I love that Heimbuch points out that a certain magazine sent models, photographers and all the support crew down to the antarctic simply to shoot models in bathing suits next to penguins. And what was that the tweeter was saying about the carbon footprint of photographs and ultimately, the end not justifying the means?
Have a read of Heimbuch’s article. I think she does a good job of putting the necessary perspective on the environmental foot print of conservation photographers and more importantly, highlighting the value of conservation photography.