Hi everyone! Let me introduce Tal Chohan.. Tiger photographer, Speaker & Photography Teacher. 🐯
Tal is based in Birmingham, UK and I has loved wildlife since he was a child.
"I have fond recollections of my holidays to India. Here I first encountered animals amongst the farm life in my family's villages, and back in the UK, school trips to Zoo's and nature reserves. As an adult, I have been entranced by wildlife photography for over a decade now."
So I'm asking Tal some questions today so we can get to know what drives him and maybe even gain a few tips for taking good Tiger photography shots! If you love Tigers.. please read on!
Hi Tal, so how did you first get into photographing Tigers?..
The raw experience that led me to walk this path, was my first tiger safari in 2008. Days of travelling through highly developed landscapes, leading to pristine wilderness and finally the jewel in the crown... a wild tiger, was an experience I still remember well and feel to this day.
What inspires you the most about Tiger photography?
The species themselves, the chance of making a difference to their long term survival through my work and the challenge of creating novel art.
What is an important part of Tiger conservation you think is important for us to know about.. but it is actually less known or spoken about?
Conservation of tigers.. is actually more about people than the tigers themselves.
Is there a handy photography tip that you can share that can really help us to capture our best Tiger photos?
Don’t worry about having the latest and greatest gear. Practice in Zoo’s, slow yourselves down in order to compose the photograph as well as you can, and if viewing a wild tiger, enjoy the moment with your own eyes as it will last a lifetime.
So what's coming up next for you over 2019?
A return to Tadoba Tiger reserve to seek out the tiger families we have located over time and worked with. A spring focusing on local wildlife.
Thank you so much for sharing Tal! your work is beautiful and for those interested Tal's latest Blog post is an absolute delight to read!
I found his BLOG really informative. It gave me a real behind the scenes glimpse into what it's really like to photograph tigers in the wild.
His added photography really helped to take you on a real visual journey. Other animals made a charming appearance too, showing the diversity of surrounding life while on reserve.
What Song/Album are you listening to right now?
Anna of the North - Lovers
Tell us a few herbs and spices that you just can't live without in the kitchen?
Chilli, chilli powder, dried chilli, fresh chilli.
Given the choice right now.. which would you swim in, an Ocean or a River and why?
Ocean, the freedom
What's a film we must make time for.. and why do you love it?
A beautiful mind – inspirational and moving
*How can we link in with you online/purchase prints or see you at a conference?
Thank you Tal! 🐯