Wild Voices: Self-taught master of wildlife photography, Tom Mason

This conversation is with my good friend and wildlife photographer, Tom Mason. We cover not only some of the specifics about techniques and equipment he uses but also his strategies for learning his art of photography and how Tom plans projects and delivers incredible wildlife photos that stand out from what you might have seen elsewhere. Tom’s approach to learning from masters of other artistic fields and for building a personal brand for his work is also I think really useful for anyone else interested in developing their photography.

Having worked on numerous assignments both in the UK and overseas, at just the age of 23, he is also a regular contributor to numerous publications such as BBC Wildlife Magazine, Practical Photography and numerous other titles.

He is a well known blogger for Wex Photographic, writing articles and presenting a range of videos for their YouTube channel. He is a regular lecturer, having presented at the Birdfair, Photography Show and Scottish Nature Photography festival as well as for numerous organisations and educational institutions. His images have been awarded internationally, recently gaining a Highly Commended in the National Geographic Por el Planeta prize.

Tom has a huge passion for the environment and sharing the stories of the natural world through photography, hoping to positively engage people in order to help protect wildlife for the future. As a instructor his aims are to help you focus your photographic vision, to aid you in developing your own style, showcasing a range of techniques to equip you with the abilities to come home with a collection of shots you’ll be proud of.

You can see more from Tom’s work on his website http://www.tommasonphoto.com Tom runs a YouTube Channel where he shares his tips and skills to help others improve their wildlife photography, as well as taking people behind the scenes within his own work: www.youtube.com/tommasonphoto. He is on Twitter @TomMasonPhoto and on Instagram with the same handle.

The Wild Voices Project podcast tells the stories of people saving nature. We are part of WILDVoices media, a global production team bridging emerging storytellers with aspiring environmental professionals.  Find out more about us at  wildvoicesproject.org. Learn more about the global community at wild-voices.org.


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