I don't know if you all remember (sometimes I can't even remember my name, let alone anything else!), but last month or so, I mentioned this cool animal photographer I had found on 500px. His name is Wolf Ademeit (or at least that's his internet name), and he creates these stunning images of animals against a black background.
I found his work so arresting and unusual, but I figured he somehow managed to get his animals into a studio, or at least in some kind of controlled setting. No way! He shoots at zoos and other public animal parks. The black background is all achieved in post processing.
So I thought I'd try it for myself with one of my shots from Safari West. The giraffe's head was shot against the sky, so it was easy to isolate the head in photoshop and make everything else black. What do you all think? Is it cool? Weird? Too different? I think I like it, but I don't think I'd do it too often. Then again, it might make an interesting series.
Posted by Jessica Mironov | Labels: 70-200
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