You feature some stunning photos on your website. Did you receive professional training, or did you pick up your skills as you went? For someone who is used to point-and-click photography, what would you recommend to begin taking more dynamic photos?
Hi Araceli, The photos I utilize on my website are stock photos. As I am not a photographer (and I certainly can't claim to be a pro with a camera!) I don't really have advice regarding wildlife photography - though I know that many photographers host workshops for wildlife photography and I am sure they would be very beneficial for those looking for tips, tricks and advice for capturing stunning moments. I mostly photograph nature, as I love being outdoors and am fortunate to live in a province where there are many forests, trails and conservation areas ripe with natural landscapes. In regards to what catches a reader's attention more, I think it comes down to headlines first, photos second. But publications need to be more careful with how they entitle their pieces. It happens too often that a piece will be titled in such a way as to catch your attention, maybe even make you feel immediate sympathy or shock, but upon reading the piece, it can be riddled with inaccuracies and poorly-documented information. Photos are important for visual stimuli and without them, it can be difficult to relate to a piece, but the headline has to be captivating as well - so long as it's truthful!