As a zoologist and conservationist I am always looking for new ideas to showcase familiar species and demonstrate not only the relationship between my subject and their habitat, but also the relationship between myself and my subject. My background in science and wildlife research has become an invaluable part of my work process and is now the starting point for all my photographic work. As you will see from my images they are more artistic and in some cases a very different view point to a lot of images you see of these subjects, and I am really looking to challenge the way they are perceived and encourage people to see them in a new light. All of these images are taken within 40 miles of my home in Somerset in the UK and are taken exactly as found in their habitats. When it comes to processing my images, I only carry out minimal work to keep the image true to when I took it, what you see is pretty much what came out of the camera. So, how do I go about it? Well, let’s start with equipment.
Zoologist and conservationist Victoria Hillman has a passion for the small but mighty subjects of the animal kingdom. Here she explains the techniques needed to create artistic and intimate macro pictures