Gura Gear Features five tips for Wildlife Photography

Gura Gear has just posted my five tips for capturing the decisive moment in Wildlife Photography.

Capturing the decisive moment was a term coined by Henri Cartier-Bresson to refer to waiting to hit your shutter at just the right time in order to capture something special. His book on that very topic is studied enthusiastically by photojournalists and street photographers alike. However, the idea carries over just as well if not more so into wildlife photography. If you’re looking at the photos you’ve taken and wondering what it is that could take them to the next level, keep reading. 

We sat down with Joshua Holko to get a few tips from him to help you prepare to capture the decisive moment in wildlife photography. 

Photo of the Month January 2021

I want to kick off my photo of the month series for 2021 with an image I shot in January of 2020 of an Emperor Penguin on the sea ice in the Ross Sea Region of Antarctica (Read the Trip Report). This was one of very few Emperor Penguins we encountered on this expedition and the only Emperor we were actually able to photograph on the ice at eye level. Although we saw quite a few during the expedition almost all of them were either in the water or were at too great a distance to photograph. In this example, we landed on the frozen sea ice with our zodiacs for evening drinks and serendipity stepped in and provided a wonderful photographic opportunity. The Emperor penguin, curious about all the people on the ice, jumped out of the water onto the ice and proceeded to provide us a wonderful half hour session on the ice.

Merry Christmas and Seasons Greetings 2020

I wanted to wish all of you who may have travelled and photographed with me either past, present or future, who follow my blog and photography or even just stumbled across my work somewhere, a very happy and safe Christmas and festive season. It has been a tumultuous year, and I wish you good health and happiness and all the very best for the festive season and New Year. Roll on 2021 and the Vaccine!

World Photographic Cup Team Australia 2021

The photographs for the World Photographic Cup 2021 are now available to view online HERE. Very pleased to again be representing Australia for the third time in the Nature Category. This time with one of my Emperor Penguin photographs from deep in Antarctica. This photograph was also a finalist and subsequently took out 3rd place in the 2020 AIPP silver Lining Awards.