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Photography: Wildlife Photographer, By Chris Gomersall
Sunday 05 February 2012
As the epigraph to this inspiring "course in creative photography", Chris Gomersall has chosen Antoni Gaudi: "The great book, always open and which we should make an effort to read, is that of Nature."
Wildlife Photographer celebrates the democratisation of the genre thanks to digital technologies ("It's actually quite difficult to take a duff shot with today's equipment"), but makes a plea for more inspiration, more artfulness, and a greater sensitivity to nature's aesthetic sensibilities. In the picture, for example, he notes how the radical cropping focuses attention on the instantly recognisable quality of the giraffe's hide.
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