Even if you’re not familiar with the name Richard Peters, you’ve certainly seen a few of his photos already, as the British photographer has been on everyone’s lips this year after winning two of the most important and prestigious photo contests focusing on wildlife photography. With his photo “Shadow Walker”, which you can see below, he became the overall winner at the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition and the winner in the category “Urban” at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
Admittedly it isn’t common for a photographer to win prizes at several photo contests, but even more astounding is the fact that Peters shot “Shadow Walker” and many of his other pictures in his own backyard. What seems like lazing in a deckchair, drinking Piña Coladas and waiting for an animal to run by actually is a great deal of hard work. Peters dedicated a whole year to this particular project and in this period he climbed a steep learning curve. Today he published an article that is very much worth reading on Petapixel, in which he writes about diverse challenges in his way of wildlife photography and about how you can overcome them.
Those of you who’d like to look over the shoulders of this master photographer should take a closer look at his 203 page eBook with a lot of tips and how-to’s.