What's your favorite setting to take photos in? (Like, do you prefer forest, desert, tundra, etc.)
hmmm…interesting question. Well, my favorite setting is whatever setting large mammals are in! :-) Shooting on water can be very challenging for me-reflections, filters etc, but I do love it. Tundra?? No thanks. Ok…maybe for polar bears. I do like the African woodlands and Savanna. Also, the sand forests in KwaZulu-Natal S.A. were quote special. I am not crazy about the rainforest-shooting under a dense canopy is very difficult and the humidity is tough. But the birds are magical! Thanks! NJ
Hey your pictures are really nice! I'm doing photography as a hobby next to my biology study. Wildlife is indeed a lot of fun to photograph. Though I have a canon t2i with the kit lens, I really want to get more and better lenses (macro, fisheye, telezoom), and a professional dslr. For a student like me most of these are way too expensive. How did you get the money to go for a big upgrade? or do you have any tips to gather the necessary funds? Thanks! -Poko
Hi there. Thanks. I worked and saved to get the money for my equipment. Not sure I have any other tips…Look at buying used lenses from reputable sources-lenses hold their value far more than camera bodies.
Just remember, the best camera is the one you have with you… Worry about your technique, your artistic vision and what you are trying to say with your work. These will take you much further than a new camera and lens. Good luck!
I have been following for so long and I had no idea you sold your work! I am so excited now :) I will soon be ordering some of your photography! Made my weekend.
Well you made my weekend. Almost any photo you have seen on tumblr or my website (www.njwight.com) can be purchased as a card or print. I can’t put everything on http://www.njwight.com/artshop/ www.njwight.com) can be purchased as a card or print. I can’t put everything on http://www.njwight.com/artshop/ so don’t be shy to ask.
Indeed there are. Just type monkey in the search box on my blog or browse the archives… And of you like chimpanzees, you can see a lot of my work here: http://faunafundation.tumblr.com (I volunteer as a photographer)
We are all trying to make a living. How about this….I will visit your site and “click your ads” if you visit my art shop and buy my cards. If you want to make money from advertising, create a kick-ass blog with great content and people will visit…and if they are interested, they will click on your ads. That’s how it works. Call me cranky. (Seriously-3 messages in the last 24 hours asking me to do this….)
hi! i stumbled upon your blog and i was wondering if you could give me some camera advice? i have a standard canon EOS t2i and i want to find a wide angle lens with great zoom! any suggestions?
Well, I hardly use wide glass. The 10-22 is a great lens for the price and it is specifically for a crop sensor camera like yours. (EF-S mount) It depends on what you are shooting. But here is a piece of advice for you: buy the absolutely best lens you can afford…even if it means no parties for the year. Glass holds its value very well and when you change your camera, the lens will still work.(EF-S only work on APS-C sensors) I wish someone had explained the significance of the L series to me when I was buying my first lens. I would have certainly gone the extra $ mile! There are lots of great lens reviews on line.