George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography Back in January, I was on the train one morning, wondering where to take my series of On Black nature portraits next. The obvious direction is to go for a dark and moody tone, to mirror the aesthetic, and that’s something I’ve done before (elephants, moose, deer). It works well, and ultimately it’s probably the direction in which the project will tend to move. But on this occasion I wondered if I could…

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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography Ah, the Fluffy Boys edition of my low-light animal portrait series. I don’t think I need to say too much here – I’m sure you get it. I’m into low-key portraits of animals against black backgrounds and I have a long-running “On Black” project featuring all kinds of animals in this style. Over the years I’ve photographed everything from elephants to cockroaches. Today it’s the turn of the cute and the fluffy. Anyone…

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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography Following on from a previous blog post of low-key owl portraits, here are some more photos shot in low light with Teaching Talons. This time it’s a set of more exotic species, comprising reptiles, amphibians, and insects.   Chameleon Chameleon Close-UpA Veiled Chameleon, head-on, photographed in low-key lighting against a black background.Chameleons are fantastic subjects to work with, and offer some wonderful expressions.Fine Art Nature Photography, photographed locally with Teaching Talons under…

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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography It’s time for some new low-key portraits! Here are five photos of a Southern White-Faced Owl… Southern White Faced Owl – On Black – Lean-InSouthern White Faced Owl, photographed low-key, on a black background.Here, this cheeky chap leans into shot, which I thought was a fun insight to his character.Fine art nature photography, Bedfordshire, UK.   He’s part of the family at Teaching Talons; a local company working with schools and…

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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography | On Black – Fine Art Photography Article

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography | On Black I recently rolled out a new stream; OnBlack|OnWhite. For several years now, I’ve been shooting dark (‘low-key’) portraits of animals for my On Black project, and bright (‘high-key’) portraits for my On White range. I have an Instagram account (@WheelhousePhoto) for all my nature photography, but my new Instagram feed is exclusively for my low-key and high-key animal portraits. It’s a style of photography I really enjoy, and I’m sure…

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Manual mode and DOF – Vincent de Groot – Black & White Photography Article

Manual mode and DOF – Vincent de Groot A few days ago I posted a tip to motivate to use the manual mode. A comment in dutch, was that sometimes one want to play with DOF (Depth of Field). The video in the post post is staring with shutter speed then the f-stop. This method works very good street photography and allows to create a consistent look for series of images made in various directions. Of course it also is…

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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography INTRODUCTION For four or five years now, in between more conventional photography, I’ve been working on a sideline project of “low key wildlife portraits“. It’s still an ongoing project, but I thought I’d share a selection of what I have so far, together in one blog post. A couple of years ago, I wrote an introduction to the project, and outlined the process involved, so I’m not going to go into that again too much here. In…

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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography For most of my life, I didn’t realise that bluebell woods are actually quite a British thing. Bluebells are something we take for granted in the UK, but in fact not many other countries are treated to this annual floral carpet. Bluebells require the climate, tree cover, and ancient woodland that we have here, and some of my favourites are amongst primarily beech tree woods. I’m lucky to have a spectacular bluebell woodland…

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George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography INTRODUCTION   A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about the concept behind my low key, “on-black” photography project. This time around, I’m going to talk about how I produce these images, and what sort of processing is involved. I should start by saying that this style is not something I’ve invented myself – it’s been a popular portrait theme for decades. But I have innovated the processing-side independently of others, and…

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