Bob Brind-Surch – The Art of Wildlife Photography

Andy    November 1, 2016

In October we were delighted to host a talk by Bob Brind Surch called the Art of Wildlife Photography.

bob-brind2This was Bob’s third visit to the club and yet again he gave a fantastic presentation (so much so we’re already trying to book him for the 2017-18 season).

Bob spoke at length about the techniques he uses in his wildlife photography and, as is often the case with Bob’s presentations, brought the presentation to life by showing many items of photographic equipment – including a camouflage net he used to cover our Chairman.

During his presentation Bob covered a range of different themes including the 5 P’s (Passion, Patience, Practise, Preparation and Purpose) necessary to become a good wildlife photographer, the importance of getting down to you subject’s level, why the eye’s must be in focus, and thinking about composition according to 3 basic rules; is it a portrait, a landscape or a group shot?

As an ex-physics teacher Bob was happy to “talk-technical”, and in the later part of his presentation he spoke about ways to keep your camera and lens steady, which lenses to use and the relative strengths of different types of camera body for wildlife photography.

Bob always provides the a copy of the notes he uses during his presentation which he makes available for download for a period of a few weeks after the presentation. If you’d like to see the notes from this, and Bob’s other presentations, simply follow the instructions below.