See the benefits of learning to photograph wildlife in a controlled environment, and learn how to evoke emotion and personality in the animals you photograph.
(gentle music) - [Voiceover] Hi, my name is Paul Taggart, and I'm a photojournalist. And for this course, we're gonna explore wildlife photography. Some of you may be going on safaris, and you might wanna test out those skills or become a better wildlife photographer at a preserve before you buy a plane ticket to South Africa. Or maybe you just have an interest in animals and you've never really had an opportunity to take advantage of that with your camera.
So for this course we're gonna go to the B. Bryan Preserve. It's located on the Northern California coast. In my career I've been fortunate enough to go all over the world photographing animals for different publications and for different assignments, and I'm hoping that I can instill a little bit of the excitement that I get every single time I point my lens at an animal, and teach you some of the tricks that I've learned to do that. Photographing at a preserve has a number of challenges like fences and other things, but for every disadvantage we have an advantage as well.
We're gonna have access to animals that we otherwise wouldn't. And unlike on a real safari, we're gonna know exactly where those animals are. We're not gonna have to drive around for hours, they're located in certain spots. So come with me while we meet some amazing animals and do some wildlife photography.