David Stowe says it’s important to always focus on the subject’s eyes. (Supplied: David Stowe)
They say never work with children or animals, but David Stowe has built his career doing both.
His “bread and butter” as a wedding photographer pays the bills, but his real passion is wildlife.
The Sydney-based photographer was a finalist in this year’s Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Awards with a portrait of a family of brolgas that had just returned to their nest to settle in for the night in Victoria.
This brolga family portrait was a finalist at this year’s Australian National Geographic awards. (Supplied: David Stowe)
He won the award in 2015 with an incredible symmetrical shot of a white-winged tern about to take off.
“I grew up with parents who took us camping, so I loved nature, I loved being in the bush from a very young age,” Mr Stowe said.
“Just being away from civilisation and people is just my favourite place to be.
“Having my desert time is really important.”
David Stowe’s winning 2015 photo of a white-winged tern at Lake Wollumboola, NSW. (Supplied: David Stowe)
Getting a lucky shot
Mr Stowe can spend hours just waiting for that winning shot.
Last week he spent days trekking through outback Queensland to try and photograph the elusive grasswren.
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