At the zoo with National Geographic’s Joe Riis

6 04 2013

National Geographic wildlife photographer Joe Riis who is in town to promote The EOS Young Photographer Awards spent a day at the zoo yesterday with photography enthusiasts at a private workshop conducted organised by National Geographic Channel and Canon Singapore Pte Ltd. The award-winning photojournalist who won an Emmy for in 2011 for his pronghorn cinematography, featured in the National Geographic Channel’s Great Migration series, shared his experiences, tips and photography techniques not just in capturing wildlife, but also what he would do in an environment such as the zoo. Joe Riis will also give a seminar in Singapore tomorrow. More information on the The EOS Young Photographer Awards which is open to photographers between the ages of 13 to 25 is available on a previous post.

Joe Riis giving the lowdown on capturing wildlife.

Joe Riis giving the lowdown on capturing wildlife.

A participant taking a shot of a spider web.

A participant taking a shot of a spider web.

Joe also shared tips on capturing flowers and using them to add colour to the photograph.

Joe also shared tips on capturing flowers and using them to add colour to the photograph.

Tips on capturing wildlife include patience to capture the right moment, framing the shot, using light and getting low ...

Tips on capturing wildlife include patience to capture the right moment, framing the shot, using light and getting low …

The King in his lair. Joe also uses a variety of focal lengths to capture wildlife.

The King in his lair. Joe also advises uses a variety of focal lengths to capture wildlife.

In environments such as the zoo, Joe advises trying to also place people into the picture to show how people interact with the animals.

In environments such as the zoo, Joe advises trying to also place people into the picture to show how people interact with the animals.

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6 04 2013
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