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John Shaw - Nature Photographer

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Jacob Schumann

on 15 October 2014

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Transcript of John Shaw - Nature Photographer

- Shaw has been a professional photographer since the early 1970s
- His work has been published in National Geographic Magazine, Nature’s Best, National Wildlife, Audubon, Outdoor Photographer, and many others
- He also publishes books
Who is John Shaw?
- John Shaw photographs birds, mammals, flowers, insects, and landscapes; anything that has to do with nature
- He also photographs patterns and colours
- He uses Digital Photography

What type of Photography is it?
Why did he choose to take pictures of nature?
Where does he go to take pictures?
Iceland
China
Mexico
Ireland
Bhutan
How does he take pictures?
When?
- He goes to remote places in the world and goes up mountains, rough terrain, and forests
- He is not just clicking a button, he uses the shutter speeds and settings to get the perfect picture
- When he is taking a picture, he has to get the perfect lighting on the object
- He uses Nikon equipment including a Nikon D3 with lenses from 17-35 mm widezoom to 500 mm
- He uses Digital Photography 100% of the time and has multiple hard drives to back up all of his pictures
- He keeps his original photos as a RAW file then converts them over to JPEG or PNG


Antarctica
Nature Photographer
John Shaw
Japan
Alberta
Oregon
Kenya
Spitsbergen
Works Cited
http://www.johnshawphoto.com/

http://www.johnshawphoto.com/galleries/

http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-And-Explore/Article/g1attuky/The-Essential-John-Shaw.html
Remote places in the world
1969 - present
- He started out in film then was given a meter less camera when he was in high school
- Using the camera he got hooked on photography
- He lived in the country and was interested in taking pictures of what was around him in nature

- John started his career shooting film
- Although the digital camera was not available until 1990, the most important technology behind digital cameras, the CCD or charge-couple device, was invented in 1969 and used in film
- In 1981, Sony came out with a prototype digital camera which could take still images and store them on a floppy disk.
- John Shaw started using a digital camera in 2006
- Digital technology continues to develop. Companies created cameras which allow significantly more detail in the pictures than the original film based models that John Shaw started his career with
- Digital cameras are still used today and will be in the future
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