When you’re photographing wild or domestic animals, a key creative element is eye contact between you, your viewer, and the animal. In this free video, world renowned outdoor photographer Ian Plant shows you how to visually welcome the viewer with an invitation to participate. Whether you photograph an animal or a landscape, Ian suggests telling a story through your photograph by establishing a sense of place.
In landscapes, find something that is unique to the terrain, a mountain or a lake or even a human presence. Along the way, Ian shows you amazing images from his own work: the icy stare of a polar bear, a rhinoceros in the river, a profile of an alligator, a tabletop mountain in mist, and more. Ansel Adams believed that there are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.