In my previous post, What’s the Point? 1.2 I looked to explore the relationship between a point and it’s frame, with the goal of creating images that did not traditionally follow the forms of a dictatorial acceptable ‘right’ image within the realm of wildlife photography. This genre follows very distinct and interesting forms, for instance some traditional aims are, being at eye level with your subject, the animal to have its’ eyes open and eye contact is even more desirable as they create more tension and emotion for the viewer. Ensuring all of these points are maintained can prove to be tricky when photographing wildlife, as they cannot be placed, or told to “look this way” to get the envisaged shot.
The point of an image is something I described briefly in my last post, however unlike the last group of photos, for this task I will aim to showcase the point in relationship to the frame and it’s surroundings.
Sticking with the wildlife theme, here are three images in which the point has a more coherent and traditional relationship with the frame, abiding by relevant forms and traditions of Wildlife photography.