Find out the steps in becoming a professional wildlife photographer to live your wilderness dream.
John E. Marriott discusses becoming a professional wildlife photographer and his experience and wisdom can provide a blueprint for success.
There is some wisdom from a pro who has been doing this for many years with one key personal trait to find success: hard work. Like any profession it takes skill and time to build networks and break into the market. John E. Marriott really hit his stride with nature calendars and greeting cards. Once his reputation was established major magazines and clients sought him out.
In this day and age of digital cameras and SD cards with almost limitless photo counts photography may seem easy; there could be nothing farther from the truth as a nature photographer.
For pro photography you have to match the skills of an outdoorsman and have intense stalking skills, with a myriad of technical expertise. Only then can you approach animals in their natural setting and capture those rare and memorable shots.