Ian Routley is a nature and travel photographer from Lillooet, BC. He grew up with a father who loved photography, and he started carrying a camera around as a very young boy. “My interest has waxed and waned over the years. But, has become a serious hobby over the last 15 years. I originally started photographing birds as a way of keeping records of the more unusual and rare species I found during my tenure as a Regional Coordinator for the Breeding Bird Atlas of BC from 2008 – 2012. My passion grew from there as it can be quite a challenge to get a good shot of a species that tells a story, more than just a “Bird on a Stick”.
The sun rose from behind a mountain and cast amber light over the central Idaho plains.
Horses wandered in a pasture looking for morning mouthfuls of dry grass. A hawk glided low along a field of barley ready for harvest.
When asked what he loves most about photography Dr. M Robert Ito referred to a quote by the writer-photographer, Ralph Hattersley:
“We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us.”
Robert enjoys photography as a means of seeing events, places and people in a way that has meaning to him, unfettered by demands of editors, art directors and others that may have a different agenda, and to be able share his interpretation of the world that he sees with others. He said, “friends say that I am happiest when I am out exploring and shooting images.” I think many of us can relate to that.
75-year-old Don Mcvee is a self-proclaimed student of photography from Kelowna, and has been shopping with The Camera Store’s online department for nearly a decade. We came across his Flickr account while reviewing his order one day, and were struck by the diversity of the wildlife he has captured around the world. Don truly has a passion and eye for photography. I had the opportunity to ask him a few questions about his journey of making photographs.
In this final installment of our infrared series Ron May discusses post-processing false colour images into black and white, his thoughts on composition and subjects, and his closing thoughts.