Who Am I?
Ah, it's yourself. Thanks for stopping by. So I'm Shane, and this is my teeny little website documenting my journey as a photgrapher. It was 2008 when I first picked up a camera in earnest. Since then, I have sold, bought, upgraded my whole camera universe as I constantly evolve and look to be better each new day I see. I have become the photographer I am today through a combination of reading, learning from others, and pure trial and error. I am currently studying to achieve the Professional Diploma in Photography, with a view to completing a Diploma in Wedding Photgraphy after that.
For me, the beauty and freedom of photography lies in the fact that you drive yourself, no matter your ability or the technology in your hand, to achieve the perfect photo. You do this under the belief that you are always one photo from acheiving that perfect shot. When the reality is that the perfect shot doesn't exist, only the perfect canvas - Life and the world around it. And that's what make you keep on going, knowing the futility of perfection makes you reach for it everytime.
My real passion is wildlife photgraphy. There is something exciting to me in capturing an unintrusive moment of life that you just do not see in real-time. My introduction to wildlife photgraphy was through My Lovely Horse Rescue, where I was lucky enought to spend a lot of time around their rescues and capture their journey to a new life. There is an unpredictablity in wildlife that provides a challenge in capturing the emotion in an animals eyes. A simple photo can present a glimpse into a world we just do not see as we wander through our days.
"And as he drove on, the rainclouds dragged down the sky after him, for, though he did not know it, Rob McKenna was a Rain God. All he knw was that his working days were miserable and he had a succession of lousy holidays. All the clouds knew was that they loved him and wanted to be near him, to cherish him, and to water him."Douglas Adams, So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish