Be Inspired: Nick Brandt

by Eric Von Lehmden | October 26, 2011

I am an animal lover, but I was never into wildlife photography. Nothing against wildlife photographers because I know how difficult it is to get a great shot of a wild animal...but it never really resonated with me. That is until I saw Nick Brandt's photos from Africa. These are some of the most stunningly beautiful portraits of the animals that roam the African plains. Nick didn't use super long zoom lenses to photograph these animals, most of them were taken within a few yards of the animals (don't ask me how he accomplished that...I would be shaking so hard I wouldn't be able to focus the camera). There is so much drama and personality in each of the photos he shows and having them all done in a sepia tone gives them a unified body of work. I am constantly inspired when I look at Nick's work and I hope you are too. To see more of his work go to www.nickbrandt.com

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