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 – Fine Art Photography Article

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography I have a new photo to share! This is a profile shot of a Blackface sheep. Blackface Sheep ProfileThe iconic Blackface breed of sheep, with it’s characteristic curled horns. Photographed in low-key style, on black.This approach, from side-on allowed me to frame the eye within the horn.I took this photo in Snowdonia, Wales, UK. Blackface sheep, usually Scottish Blackface, are the most common breed of sheep in the…

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

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography Elephants are one of my favourite animals. I love the sense of scale and weight which is so evident in the way they move. The fact that they’re so slow-moving, thoughtful, and deliberate in their movements are all characteristics which appeal to me. They also demonstrate such sentience that it’s impossible not to relate to them on some level. On top of those visual and emotional factors, there’s also the background of their…

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

George Wheelhouse | Fine Art Nature Photography My two long-running nature photography projects are High-Key portraits on White & Low-Key portraits on Black, and I’m always working on ideas to create new photos to those galleries. If you browse through the two galleries you’ll notice that I enjoy photographing animals with horns and antlers. I don’t know what that is. I guess there’s something quite graphic about them. And when you portray the subject in a human-like way as I try to do, that headgear…

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