Portait vs Wildlife Photography


Thought it would be fun to make a ‘tongue in cheek’ comparison between photographing wildlife and doing portrait photography. Each form offers its own unique challenges and rewards. Please add your comments, would love to hear from those who have experience with either form or both.

  • Wildlife photographers do not schedule appointments with their subjects.
  • Portait photographers know when to have their the cameras ready and at what setting.
  • Wildlife photographers do not control the light, they work with what nature gives them.
  • The wildlife photographers subject does not complain about blemishes on their nose.
  • Portait photographers have little chance of being eaten by their subjects.
  • Wildlife photographers can not sell prints to the subject’s grandparents.
  • Wildlife photographers usually do not use sqeaky toys to get a good shot of the younger subjects.
  • Portait photographers rarely need help to identify the species that they photographed.
  • When the wildlife photographer does a group shot there is no expectation of everyone looking in the same direction; although it is often more likely than in the family photo!
  • The wildlife subject does not request a mirror or comb before the shoot.
  • All of the wildlife subjects are ‘au naturel’.

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Experimenting with photo editing

Just like the old days of dark rooms, people tend to edit their good pictures to make truely great pictures. Most of the images on Kodiak Nature prints have had very few edits, mostly just cropping. We have not begun to experiment with changing the background or cloning images however one interesting effect is the Out of Bounds.

Here is our first attempt to create this effect. Admittedly, there is room for improvement. When time and patience permit, may try this again! What do you think of the Out of Bounds effect?

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Nature Information Tidbits

These pages are a compilation of information that we have gathered from a variety of sources regarding the animals in our photographs. New information is added regularly.

We hope that you find a useful tidbit that will make these animals even more interesting for you. Follow the links to our nature photography where you can view and purchase prints of these stunning nature photographs.

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