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April 1, 2018

Film directors who are passionate about wildlife conservation have a visually creative and emotional way of engaging people when storytelling, and always with the hope that it will inspire audiences to make change. Adrien Favre, a photographer and director, does so with flair, subtlety and beautiful direction of photography that pulls on heartstrings, making it easy to empathise with the struggles of our fellow animals....

February 24, 2017

Behind the scenes, and behind the lenses, lie some of the most critical gatekeepers for bringing conservation issues to the fore, and whom bring powerful and beautiful cinematography to us. I catch up with Russell MacLaughlin, a cinematographer and conservationist who has worked on many films of the well-known greats including National Geographic, Animal Planet and now Disney Nature. He shares some of his incredibly moving pho...

January 5, 2017

There are many pieces of advice out there on how to photograph wildlife, or just photograph in general. 

There are the key fundamentals, the technical elements critical for understanding the gear and its application. It makes things much easier when you have a firm grasp of these, your process will be fluid, and you’ll be confident in knowing what to do. But these are just tips- it doesn't stop there. The substance comes from...

November 10, 2016

As featured in Conservation Journal

When I first set foot in Africa, I felt a profound connection with the savannah and its wildlife. Initially, I put it down to a fleeting feeling, a common occurrence that comes with most first-time experiences. Over time, it became increasingly apparent that being amongst animals and in the African wildness created a timeless sense of peace that has since lasted many years.

From a young age, I...

October 10, 2016

Having worked for long-term periods in post-conflict zones, remote indigenous areas, informal settlements and some of the poorest places in the world, I have thousands of photographs of destruction, the destitute, and sometimes the dying. I have met and sat down with many strangers from these lands, shared many cups of tea, and have heard scores of their heart-wrenching stories. In these moments, I never cared much for using t...

June 9, 2016

What does photography mean to you? The world spins fast, there are busy schedules to follow and sometimes we don't have the time to take in all the beauty around us...

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