Let me tell you a story.
When I was in New Zealand, one of my birthday present was a set of DVD’s from BBC nature series which had a short behind the scene section with photographers talking about the techniques they used to shoot certain elements of the documentary film.
For me that was more interesting than the actual documentary. I was blown away by the gear some of the videographers and photographers used for the job.
Since then… I dreamed about big lenses and camera gear for wildlife photography.
Back then I didn’t have my 70-300mm lens and Canon camera. I was shooting with Nikon D90 which was just an entry level camera but great for beginners like me.
I then moved to Sittard and settled down for couple of years and found satisfaction in shooting sunrise and sunset photographs.
I’m more landscape photographer but when I was on my morning walk in Stadspark and I saw this Heron sitting on the bank of the pond I had to grab my 70-300mm lens and take the photo.
And was glad for everything I’ve learned from Tom Mangelsen when I watched the BBC series.
For those of you who don’t know, Tom Mangelsen is a professional nature/wildlife photographer who travelled throughout the natural world for around 40 years. He’s been featured on National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, Newsweek, Life and others.
(By the way he’s got an amazing course on CreativeLive called “The Art Of Wildlife Photography” Which is just wonderful to watch.)
Even I’m not into wildlife as much as I was before, maybe because I now live in Netherlands, I think for anyone who is passionate about it, must watch this course.
The videos are well shot, well organized and the way Tom teaches is easily digestible even by the beginners…
If it sounds like you might be interested, then follow the link below.
(Yes… This is an affiliate link. This means if you click on it and decide to purchase the course I’ll get paid a small commission which helps me to run this blog.)
All the best…
P.S. If you want to learn how to capture wildlife in their natural environment no matter if you’re a beginner or not, then this is going to be the best course you’ll ever get your hands on… I promise you that.
Because it’s packed with knowledge that Tom gathered for over 40 years.
Here it is…