Following our workshop in Colombia last week I scheduled a quick 24 hours to do a bit of my own photography. That’s not much. For an ant photographer in a region with the world’s highest ant diversity, it was like allowing a sports fan a scant 5 minutes to watch the summer Olympics.
For this photography blitz, conservation photographer Jorge García graciously invited me to his family’s small farm in nearby Icononzo. Jorge is a gifted photographer and a splendid host. Despite the abbreviated visit, by working late into the night we managed to shoot a fair amount. I’ve processed 50 keepers from 510 exposures; a 10% success rate.
What was I able to accomplish in 24 hours? Have a look:
50 acceptably sharp, properly exposed, interesting natural history photographs per day feels close to my maximum output for field photography. I was exhausted by the end.