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Coasting : Issue 9 Mar 2010
20 central coast • new south wales COASTING LEISURE Just wild about WHETHER you're taking happy snaps of your pet dog in the backyard, or stalking an elephant with a telephoto lens while on safari in Africa, it pays to know what you're doing. World renowned local photographer Ken Duncan told Coasting that there were some basic principles for taking better photographs of wild animals. Ken said: 1. Focus on the eyes, because when you look at an animal photo you always gravitate towards the eyes. 2. Learn about the habits of the animal. If you don't, have someone there who understands the nature of the animal that you're photographing. 3. Shoot from a low angle as this makes the animals look more impressive. 4. There are times when you can fill the whole frame with just the animal, but it's important to actually think about trying to get the animal in location. It's good to do close-ups of animals, but really, many shots like this could have been taken in a zoo. What makes a really good wildlife photo is when you have the animal connecting with its location. And when it comes to photographing pets, Ken said: 1. Take your pet to a nice location. For example, take your dog to the beach. 2. Again, low angles are very good. Animals often respond better when you're at their level. 3. Bright coloured toys, or any other bright objects, can really help to enhance your photos. Learn from a master One of the world's greatest nature photographers, Frans Lanting, will visit the Central Coast this month for a photographic seminar and exhibition at The Ken Duncan Gallery at Erina Heights. Lanting's photographs will be featured in a free exhibition at the gallery from 10am to 6pm daily from March 12 to 15. The award-winning US-based photographer will host an intimate screening of his epic audio- visual project, LIFE: A Journey Through Time, at the gallery on Friday, March 12, at 6pm. The project features Lanting's photographs set to an orchestral score by Phillip Glass. Lanting will also appear at the gallery on Saturday, March 13, for a multi-media seminar entitled Every Picture Tells A Story. Lanting's expertise and tips apply to a wide range of photographic styles, and his seminars play to sell-out crowds overseas. Proceeds from the events will be returned to Ken Duncan's Walk a While project, a photographic education program for indigenous youths in the outback. Tickets for the Lanting seminar cost $440, while tickets to the LIFE presentation cost $65. Phone 4307 8408 to book, or go to www.kenduncan.com for details. STORIES: Some of the extraordinary images captured by nature photographer Frans Lanting who will share his tips at the Ken Duncan Gallery at Erina Heights this month. Expert tips for better animal pictures www.coastingtoday.com.au C The full gloss quality guide to local living... HAUGHT I LY JOINS ICON GNUOEGADWALLO ROSY PRODUCED I LAID AGELHINKEPOUNDS I ERASING H PEEPS O SKI N N IMAGE PEALS ENEGLECTMNOGOCO SAGA E ARMADA SCRUB W R GOALIE FEELERS NEAT AID CREASE A G A SHAL LOWEST LADDER ZAPCSI CWFUSA INSITU DISHEARTEN C N R PATENT OVA NECK SOLOIST TINNED S O TYING ONFIRE I URNS OONAMEMWHOOPEEU PINTO ICILY P A YOB R WRING D ELATION T CAREERHAKALNOWL AQUA K SATIRISE SLAY RSKYE LEDMAODD DUES DROPS OPPRESSES BLOCKBUSTER Puzzle solution from page 31. Advertising | Phone Sharon Goodman 4979 5538 Editorial | Phone David Stewart 4979 5539
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