Monday, January 23, 2012

Photographic inspiration

This afternoon we went to the museum to see a exhibit showing the most incredible wildlife photography.  There were about 140 photographs from all over the world, chosen from thousands submitted last year.  Talk about inspiration!

Each photograph was on an lcd screen and backlighted, and huge so you could see every detail perfectly.  Some of these images were taken by children under ten years of age.  Very impressive.
The photographs were accompanied by text that talked about how the photographer achieved the image.  In some cases, the photographer created a floating "hide" and had the camera half under the water and half out.  This went on for up to three days sometimes.  The dedication to capturing just the right shot is amazing.  

Because I'm taking an online photography course I'm very interested to see just how far people will go to get the image they want.  I'm inspired to put a little more effort into my own photographs.  If you want to see some of the images you can do so here.   And if you live in Victoria, go to see the exhibit.  It's on until the sixth of April.


  1. This sounds like a wonderful exhibit, Johanna! I'm going to watch for it to come to Denver. Do you know if it's touring?

    1. Hi Barb,
      Here's a link from the Natural History Museum's website. This exhibit is touring and you can find their schedule at

  2. Just remembering how we loved to see slides instead of prints because of the lighting and the size. Sounds like a show to get you out and shooting.


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