Friday, 14 September 2012

Isles of Scilly & Graduation

I returned to Cornwall this week to finally complete my BA Hons Marine & Natural History Photography degree. The graduation took most of the day but i couldn't stick around too much as i was traveling to the Isles of Scilly!

 Me (left) with fellow wildlife photographer Josh Jaggard (right)

After getting to the scillies i found a boat to go out on and find wildlife. Seabirds were very common with puffins, fulmars, gannets and cormorants all present on the island at certain times of year.

Grey seals are very common on the scillies, hauling up on rocks. Scilly lies 28 miles south of Penzance and a 15 minute plane ride.      

Bull seals are much larger than females and have little to fear in the surrounding waters. 

Hints -

- Boats can be a bit wobbly at the best of times so get a fast shutter speed to catch all the action.

- Take a a couple lens but a long lens is recommended. 

- The weather was dull and rainy so compensating on post production with contrast and vibrance is vital to bring the most of your work.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Peak District Trout & Grayling!

Living so close to the peak district i thought it was about time i got over there did some photography! having been assisting with the BBC all week filming coarse fish i thought i'd keep up the piscatorial antics but go for brown trout and grayling two fish i have long been after to photograph but as of today never had a chance.

at first they proved a little shy but..

once they got used to my presence they were more then happy to pose for me!

to top it of i also saw kingfisher, dipper and rainbow trout though the brown trout proved a little camera shy.

Video of todays fish below

Peak District fish filmed underwater

bug thanks to Rob Cuss who took me there to get the shots!