How much do you rely on the technology in your camera?
I've put some thoughts together in my latest LinkedIn article:
Still think free training is a good idea? There are reasons why it isn't!
Check out my latest LinkedIn article here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-should-you-pay-online-photography-course-graham-elliott
If you want to get into photography but you've no idea which camera to buy, this article should help:
Find out more HERE.
I launched my 'WILD Planet' fine art print collection yesterday. It (currently) comprises two collects; WILD Earth and WILD Ocean.
I am selling fine art prints because I am passionate about wildlife and environmental conservation. One of my missions is to get wildlife into everyone's home (but without destroying the carpets) and that's what I hope to achieve with the collection.
Some of the money raised will go to support conservation projects which I have personally been involved with. They are EHRA (Elephant-Human Relations Aid) in Namibia who help the local people live with the population of Africa Desert Elephants, and HalfCut. HalfCut is a Sydney based organisation and refers to the amount of ancient rainforest which has been lost (unfortunately the situation is getting worse). Ancient rainforest is a haven for thousands of animal species and is a major 'carbon sink'; they help to stabilise our climate. HalfCut buys plots of the Daintree rainforest in Queensland to stop them being developed.
I'm also keen to support mental health. In these days of lockdowns and limited travel we can't get to the places that many of us would like to. Having a little piece of nature in your home is good for the soul as well as the mind.
If you'd like to know more you can register for the catalogue HERE. I'll add you to a mailing list so that you can keep up to date on news and new collections too.
The pandemic has been tough for most, especially those in lockdown and it's important we do what we can to stay healthy emotionally. The good news is that having a creative outlet is one of the best things you can do for yourself and photography is a great creative outlet. To help you I've designed 5 projects which you can do in your own home and in your immediate neighbourhood.
If you would like a free copy, please contact me via the contact page. You can use '5 Projects' as the subject.
Great video from the BBC website showing a huge pod of dolphins:
Tigers very nearly became extinct but some excellent conservation work has brought them back from the edge. Check out this brilliant video from the WWF:
ELEPHANT GESTATION AND BIRTH UNDERSTOOD
This article from the BBC is a few years old now but a great read if you are interested in elephants: https://www.bbc.com/news/health-18507515
New membership programme
I'm setting up a membership programme and would love to know what you would like to see. If you're on LinkedIn I have a poll running for a few more days!
Desert Elephants of Namibia in Black and White - now available
My new photobook is now available for sale through Blurb. It's a series of black and white images of desert elephants in Namibia. Part of the proceeds of the book will go to EHRA who are trying to protect elephants in central Namibia.
Click on the link below to preview and order.
30th May 2020
I'm very pleased to be 'In the spotlight' at YouPic again. This time with this image of a very wary, yet very curious, baby baboon. Photographed in Zimbabwe near Victoria Falls.
Click on the link for YouPic: