Hi all…today I am feeling creative and artistic so I want to share this black and white lion photo with you. These two brothers are regulars I see around here in the Kalahari and I love photographing them because they often have moments of emotion/affection with each other. This is cool to capture as it shows a different side to these powerful, aggressive and ‘born-to-kill’ animals. In this moment the one actually looks like he is giving a little grin/chuckle at a secret his brother might have been sharing with him.
Part of my philosophy about photography, which is emphasised even more by black & white images, is that a good photo should show emotion. I think this one shows a lot and the fact that it is black & white makes the emotion that much more pronounced. I have a passion for black & white pics (take a look at my website for more www.lochnerphoto.com).
So my message to all of you today is firstly, to take some time to show the ones you love that you care about them (like these 2) and secondly, when photographing, try to capture those moments that show some kind of emotion from your subject as people will identify better with your photos.
Have a great weekend and take care. ‘Ta ta’ for now.