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 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 BACKGROUND When I bought my first dSLR camera I got completely sucked into wildlife photography – specifically the natural history / NatGeo style of wildlife photography. At that time, my ultimate ambition would have been to see my photo on the front cover of National Geographic or BBC Wildlife Magazine. But given the millions of photos taken like that every year, how would mine be noteworthy or stand out from the crowd? And more importantly does…

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