Scott Joshua Dere will be returning to Long Island Photo Gallery for a talk and slideshow titled "Storytelling Wildlife Photography".
Scott has photographed wildlife, with Canon Explorer of Light Charles Glatzer, in Minnesota and Alaska. He has also worked with some of Nikon’s greatest talents such as Thomas Mangelsen and Moose Peterson in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Locally, Scott has worked for Canon in Lake Success, New York and still uses their best equipment to date. For the last 10 years, Scott has produced many published works for his project “The Elements of Nature” by traveling in between weekend events and work all season long to create some of the most amazing images of nature today.
Today, Scott’s photographic experiences and travels have ranged all over North America and now extend into South America and Africa. With experience in photographing in the wildest areas and working with todays top professionals, Scott has become known as an imaging specialist and modern naturalist with focus on bears and wolves, big cats, birds of prey and other wild predators.
Today's audiences yearn for more experiences that stimulate their senses and are attracted to visually compelling, storytelling images over the standard photograph. With the use of composition, lighting and expression, animals can tell a story through a photograph. No longer is a portrait of an animal good enough to make an impression. A more eye catching technique and a more direct approach should be taken by the photographer to capture the imaginations of the audience. Storytelling wildlife photography is the most challenging to conceive and capture. Many elements must fall into place all at once to obtain a photograph that creates more than just a documented experience. A more romantic approach to convey the true beauty of the animals we share the earth with is necessary to impress the audience. By using some thought process, planning, and applying extra time to find extraordinary moments, one can successfully produce a more emotionally charged photograph, using animal behaviors combined with dramatic light and action.
Don't miss this unique talk and slideshow by Scott Joshua Dere!