Over the course of the two weeks of our Seals of Lincolnshire photography holidays, our guests were blessed with some excellent light. This gave Sean the opportunity to show them how to produce some creative imagery using the light for side-lit, front-lit & back-lit portraits.
Seals can be notoriously tricky to back-light since their shape could be mistaken for a rock with a highlight on it, especially if the seal isn't active enough to allow light to wrap around their body. Fortunately, there were lots of evenings where the light was lovely.
Unfortunately, quite frequently the seals wouldn't play ball! Such are the joys of wildlife photography!
Patience & perseverance eventually won out & Sean was able to show our guests the best settings to achieve fabulous back-lit images. The image below is my personal favourite.
There were also lots of opportunities to capture silhouettes of the Seals of Lincolnshire at dawn & dusk. Having access to the private beach which was a stone's throw away from the lovely cottage that the group were staying at, meant our guests didn't have to walk very far to the dunes.
The welfare of the seals was always foremost in Sean's mind so, by week 2, when it became evident that getting to the beach was becoming increasingly difficult, due to the sheer number of pups being born, he opted to keep the group in & amongst the dunes.
JOIN SEAN IN 2018 TO PHOTOGRAPH NORFOLK'S SEALS
In November 2018, instead of returning to the Seals of Lincolnshire, Sean will be leading a week-long holiday focused on Norfolk Seal photography for NaturesLens, specifically between the dates of November 25 – 30 2018.
The cost is £999 per participant which includes five nights accommodation in a gorgeous cottage on a dinner, bed & breakfast basis; your meals will be warming, homely & plentiful to get you warmed through & filled up after a long day on the beach. Numbers are limited to ensure that the trip is sustainable, ethical & enjoyable for every photographer.