The Art of Perfect Timing with Mark Hamblin

Mark Hamblin discusses the pay off of investing time in wildlife subjects, particularly when it comes to photographing Merlin, a small inconspicuous falcon. He documents the hours running up to creating this image of the species

One of the downsides of working full time as a nature photographer is there is less time to conduct field work due to a self-imposed pressure to be ‘productive’. Spending days or sometimes weeks to locate a suitable subject and to establish hides in the knowledge that it may not lead to any meaningful images is a big risk to take. Yet this aspect of being...

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Mark Hamblin

Mark Hamblin is a freelance nature photographer with a primary focus on Scotland’s wildlife and wild places. His recent work has been on collaborative projects that include Tooth & Claw and Wild Wonders of Europe. He is also working on the 2020VISION project.

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