Shoot With Me: The Fog.
Leopard print coat, check. Autumnal background, check. Sassy hair flick, check. See, I can do this blogging thang! You may or may not know, I am in my final year of University completing a Digital Photography degree. I don't show my photography a lot, well I don't show it really full stop. But it's something I feel needs to change! If you have me on Facebook, I apologise about all this deer spam! Here's a couple of my images from my new collection of images called 'The Fog'. You'll see that the name is pretty apt, just keep scrolling.
My boyfriend and I got up at 6:30am and drove to Richmond Park - on a Sunday - if you know me, you know I like to do bugger all on a Sunday so this is an achievement in itself. After about an hours drive, we got there bright and early so I could make use of all the beautiful fog! I wanted to my pictures to have a little drama so the weather was peeeerfect. I am a total beginner when it comes to Wildlife Photography but I love the outdoors, going on walks and most importantly, I love deer, they are so beautiful. So I thought, why not? It's something a little out of my comfort zone but I thought it was so much fun.
I'd prepare for hours of walking and standing about with huge coats and wellies, it's not glamorous at all. Plus it's hard as you never know where the deer will be so you have to spend some time tracking them and then approaching them slowly. It was so foggy this particular day so it took ages finding them, it was ten times harder as you just could not see! We kept on mistaking their antlers for tree branches.It's up to you how close you get, I actually took half of these pictures on my 50mm so I managed to get pretty close. I keep quiet, just taking my camera and will leave them be after a couple of minutes just incase they decide to take charge.
Ya know, rutting season and all. I will be returning to Richmond pretty soon! This is just the start of my Wildlife Project, so if you like these, I could definitely show more that I take in the future. Let me know what you think! I'd love to know all your opinions.