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The Eyes of Nikon Photo Exhibition

Filed in Articles, In the Press on Sep.05, 2014

The Eyes of Nikon Photo Exhibition held in Shanghai, China

The Eyes of Nikon Photo Exhibition, a complete collection of photos captured with Nikon digital SLR cameras and NIKKOR lenses by photographers active around the world, will be held from August 23 (Saturday) through September 30 (Tuesday) at the Nikon Plaza Shanghai.  Nikon, Japan have just sent me a few photos of this exhibition, where my work was one of the 12 from original 21 photographers chosen to be part of this event. It will be touring around and fingers crossed coming to London.

http://www.nikkor.com/information/eyes_of_nikon_photo_exhibition.html

Craig Jones Wildlife Photography Eyes Of Nikon

Craig Jones Wildlife Photography Eyes Of Nikon

Approximately 28 large prints of photos captured by 12 of the photographers who contributed to the Eyes of Nikon photo collection and active in the fields of art, fashion, sports, and nature will be exhibited at this photo exhibition to be held in Shanghai. The exhibition will serve as a place where visitors can view the works of photographers active on the world’s front lines, with exhibition of not only printed photos, but also slide shows displayed on a large screen.

Craig Jones Wildlife Photography Eyes Of Nikon

Craig Jones Wildlife Photography Eyes Of Nikon

I was chosen at the beginning of the year to become one of the Eyes of Nikon photographers and part of this amazing book that celebrates 80 years of Nikon lens and cameras and to become one of the Eyes of Nikon photographers which can be seen on the following link One of my images  that were part of this exhibition can be seen here.

Craig Jones Wildlife Photography Eyes Of Nikon

Craig Jones Wildlife Photography Eyes Of Nikon

Craig Jones Wildlife Photography Eyes Of Nikon

My work is becoming more recognized by Nikon, the equipment I have used since turning professional and several articles and images have been published showing how well that equipment in some testing places has stood up to everything.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gomobile.nikon&hl=en_GB

Nikon launched Nikon Pro WILD: a FREE tablet edition that’s an exclusive supplement to Nikon Pro magazine to celebrate the best in wildlife photography. Click here to see and here to download.

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Craig Jones Wildlife Photography

Nikon Pro magazine celebrating everything that’s great about Nikon products and services.  Nikon Pro is the tri-yearly print and tablet magazine for professional photographers and serious enthusiasts. It features the best in photographic imagery and technical advice from around the world.

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Nikon Owner magazine published an article covering my on going work to highlight through my work and self-funed trips there whats happening to the criucally-endangered Sumatran Orangutan. Too see the link and the magazine please click here.

There’s news that the Eyes Of Nikon exhibition will be touring to other countries and fingers crossed it comes to London, when I get more news I will let you no on my blog many thanks.

Craig Jones Wildlife Photography


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Lessons in Fieldcraft

Filed in Articles, In the Press on Jul.21, 2014

In August’s issue of the Wild Planet magazine I have an article covering fieldcraft, something I have always applied and feel is one of,  if not the most important tool in your box as a wildlife photographer. From my start right up until the present day fieldcraft has and will always be so very important to me. When working with wild animals not use to humans the wildlife photographer must use his own skills and Technics in order to get close to a chosen subject, which in turn make for more informative images and a better understanding of their lives I believe.

http://wildplanetphotomagazine.com/2014/lessons-in-fieldcraft/

http://wildplanetphotomagazine.com/2014/lessons-in-fieldcraft/

As Wildlife photographers we have a duty of care not only to the subject but also to the public and those that view our images to show them as seen on the ground. To explain and tell what went into that image, how it was taken and then and only then can they judge your skill as a wildlife photographer. Transporting them to that moment in time that the photographer was lucky enough to see and witness and later record with his camera.

The photographer must use his own skills, experience and subject knowledge to achieve this and for me this starts with fieldcraft. In an age where the skill base for this is dying I feel with the ever ready images and all you have to do is turn up kind of images out there taking over. I truly feel as Wildlife photographer we have to take it right back to the beginning, work alongside wildlife, capture what you saw using you own skills. In a time where wildlife is really under pressure the best thing we can do is learn about those subjects, watch those subjects and become part of their lives without impacting on them.

http://wildplanetphotomagazine.com/2014/lessons-in-fieldcraft/

http://wildplanetphotomagazine.com/2014/lessons-in-fieldcraft/

I’m feel so strongly about fieldcraft and ethics and since turning pro I have always worked in this way and my images for me represent that special moment in time I was prevailed to witness and later record with my camera.We really do have a duty of care and by working in a manner like this the rewards are far greatly than just an image, educating many through those images and yourself at the sametime.

We never stop learning about the natural world but in a time where its under the most pressure as in now I feel will can all play a part and as a wildlife photographer this starts with real moments from the wild captured by you, with your camera using simple fieldcraft and becoming aware of your environment, your subject and the habitat they live in.

http://wildplanetphotomagazine.com/2014/lessons-in-fieldcraft/

http://wildplanetphotomagazine.com/2014/lessons-in-fieldcraft/

Craig Jones Wildlife Photography

To read my fieldcraft article click here and download the August issue where I go through everything I use and apply while among the countryside. I hope it helps you and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email me here. Its the second time now I have had an article in this prestigious magazine dedicated to wildlife photography. The first being my moving story about saving the Sumatran Orangutans that can be see by clicking here.

http://wildplanetphotomagazine.com/2014/saving-sumatras-orangutans/

Thank you to the staff at the magazine for publishing this second article and I hope it helps your readers to understand wildlife photography is not something you can turn up, pay your money, take the shot and go home, its about learning and minimizing your impact on the wildlife and the countryside. A better understanding of what your watching and photographing starts and ends with fieldcraft for me, and something I show and teach on my One to Ones and workshops,  good luck.

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Currys PC World-Winter Light

Filed in Articles, In the Press on Dec.21, 2013

Following on from my role as one of the judges for the high street retail giant CurrysPC World in their extremely popular six week photographic challenge earlier in the year. Where I set the public who entered the task of understanding and displaying composition within their submitted image. I have had my first blog post go live on their website covering Winter Light, side and back.

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/index.html

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On the shortest day of the year, known as the winter solstice, the Sun is at the lowest point within the southern sky. During the short winter days the Sun does not rise exactly in the east, but instead rises just south of east and it sets south of west.

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As the winter solstice will soon be upon us, you can read my first blog post for CurrysPCWorld. There are few greater opportunities for dramatic lighting within your photographs than a good winters day. During the winter months the UK as part of the Northern Hemisphere is at the closest point to the Sun, these days are shorter and the Sun is low in the sky giving some of the best light a photographer can wish for.

http://techtalk.currys.co.uk/authors/craig-jones/

http://techtalk.currys.co.uk/authors/craig-jones/

http://techtalk.currys.co.uk/photography/winter-light-side-and-back/

On the shortest day of the year, known as the winter solstice, the Sun is at the lowest point within the southern sky. During the short winter days the Sun does not rise exactly in the east, but instead rises just south of east and it sets south of west.

http://techtalk.currys.co.uk/photography/winter-light-side-and-back/

Click here to see more of the Winter Light, Side and Back blog post,  I hope it helps you make the most of the winter light while out with your cameras, many thanks.

Craig Jones Wildlife Photography


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They Need You-Sumatran Orangutans

Filed in Articles, In the Press on Dec.11, 2013

It is with utter heartbreak and shock that I was emailed this week from Sumatra,asking for some of my Sumatran Orangutan images to be asked for a campaign Ian Singleton the director of SOCP are fighting. Once I stopped and read the proposals my heart missed a beat I cannot lie. As each day passes I want to get out there with my camera to do something. Below are Ian’s words and the campaign they are fighting to stop large areas of Sumatra being dug up and lost for ever. Lost is the key word, mankind just never fails to shock me with their mindless greed.

http://www.sumatranorangutan.org/

http://www.sumatranorangutan.org/

On the 30th December they rule, when everyone is looking to the New Year and relaxing officials decide whether its good to hand over some of the most precious rainforests in the world to developers hell bent on bleeding the soil of its riches and replace it with a vile, unnatural habitat killing some of the world’s most protected animals found nowhere else on earth.

Dr Ian Singleton –

“The Acehnese Government is pushing to finalize the proposed Spatial Plan in the next coming weeks along with and additional NEW draft governor’s regulation, which opens a door for new permits in large critical areas of the Leuser Ecosystem. If approved, this new plan and the new regulation will result in the rapid devastation of most of Aceh’s remaining lowland forests, the last stronghold for the Sumatran Orangutan, tiger, rhino and elephant. This also totally undermines the legal status of the world renowned Leuser Ecosystem. What’s more, it will not only seriously impact biodiversity and regional carbon emissions, but also seriously jeopardize the lives and livelihoods of many thousands of Aceh’s 4 million people”

I put a slideshow SOCP are using and my images will be used to raise much needed awareness before the December 30th deadline. In the new year I’m hoping go out there with my camera and report on this I wish I could go tomorrow, in the meantime to everyone who follows my blog please sign the petition on the links below thank you.

This has to be stopped  –

Sign – www.change.org/LeuserHeritage
Fax – ww.endoftheicons.wordpress.com/?p=1710
Donate – www.sumatranorangutan.org

Thank You.

Craig Jones Wildlife Photography


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Nikon Pro WILD special tablet

Filed in Articles, In the Press on Nov.01, 2013

I’m delighted to share with all my followers of my blog that one of my favorite Sumatran Orangutan photos called Beautiful Eyes has been selected to form part of Nikon Pro special tablet edition of their magazine showing all that’s best with Nikon and the associated products. Read a short introduction to this amazing app here on I am Nikon Blog.

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Nikon Pro is the tri-yearly print and tablet magazine for professional photographers and serious enthusiasts. It features the best in photographic imagery and technical advice from around the world, and is available in print in English, German, French, Italian and Spanish. to subscribe click here

Nikon Pro WILD special tablet

You can download it from iTunes here Google play here

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gomobile.nikon&hl=en_GB

To have one of my images alongside some of the biggest names in the world of wildlife photography is a massive honor. Having only celebrated fours years as a full time professional wildlife photographer last month this is just amazing. So thank you to the guys at Nikon Pro, Nikon.

I feel from a photography point of view my work has only just really started, utilizing my many skills learned over the years. I look forward to spending the next twenty or so years among nature, happy, where I hope to share what I see with my peers and followers. I’d like to thank everyone who has supported me over the last fours years. Below is the Nikon pro press release issued today with the launch of this brilliant App.

Nikon launches Nikon Pro WILD special tablet edition

We are proud to present Nikon Pro WILD – a free special tablet edition, featuring the very best in wildlife photography and giving you a taste of the full Nikon Pro magazine. This special edition issue is themed around Wildlife and is free of charge from the App Store or Google Play. Designed to give newcomers a taste of what the full Nikon Pro magazine has to offer, the WILD version celebrates awe-inspiring photography and the stories behind the image, just as the regular Nikon Pro does

From the chilled-out posture of lounging polar bears to the steely eyes of the Amazon leaf frog, Nikon Pro WILD supplement features a bespoke collection of stunning images and video captured by some of the biggest names in wildlife photography.

Contributors include Vincent Munier, who talks about his latest solo trip to the Arctic, and National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore, who shares video and arresting, portrait-style images of some of the world’s endangered species. This special edition is available for download exclusively via the Nikon Pro app, on both iTunes and for Android on Google Play

Nikon Pro WILD is produced by the Nikon Pro team.

‘Wildlife is a photography enthusiast’s dream,’  Nikon Pro’s editor says. ‘Getting these kind of shots can take weeks or even months of painstaking work, which is why we’re delighted to be able to bring these images together in a single collection on tablet, for people all over the world to enjoy.’

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Currys&PC World-Photo Challenge

Filed in In the Press on Aug.12, 2013

I have been asked by high street giants Currys &PC World to become a judge on their six week photo challenge.  The competition see’s you putting your skills to the test in a series of photography challenges where the winner could win one of several amazing new compact cameras as well as a chance to attend a one day photography course with an expert photographer.

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My challenge that goes live today is “ Composition” and to read the blog post that goes with this challenge then click here.

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Currys have teamed up with six of our favourite on-line photo takers, writers and experts and each week, one of them will reveal a photography challenge for you to take part in. They will be setting the tasks in line with their area of expertise.

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Craig Jones Wildlife Photography

Craig Jones Wildlife Photography

Its a great way to learn and get some feedback at the same time you’re in with a chance of winning so for more details on how to enter click here. Good luck to everyone that enters and I will update my blog when the competition has finished and the winner announced.

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Nikon Pro-Flying The Flag

Filed in In the Press on Apr.05, 2013

Spring time for me is the best time of year. Wildlife is everywhere and bird song fills the air, even more so over the last several days, waking up to several inches of thick snow which I thought this maybe an April fools too far. A cruel trick of nature where I do hope not to many species have suffered with one of the coldest March’s for many decades. I have been working on my projects in between my One to Ones. Hopefully they will bear some fruit over the coming months and I will update my blog with them fingers crossed.

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BBC Discover Wildlife-Sumatran Orangutans

Filed in In the Press on Jan.02, 2013

It’s always lovely to see your own work published but in this case it’s even more wonderful. I am proud as ever to see these Sumatran Orangutans I spent time with pride of place on the BBC Wildlife website. This coverage is helping these peaceful animals reach a wider worldwide audience and highlight their plight which was the whole aim of my 2 week trip to Sumatra.

A selection of my photographs have been chosen to form part of the online gallery of the highly prestigious and respected BBC Wildlife magazine; Discover Wildlife. It’s the second time now that my images have been chosen for the Discover Wildlife website. By clicking here you can view the first set of images I had published. With coverage in the January issue of BBC Wildlife magazine and now the online website it’s wonderful that the Sumatran Orangutans plight is being seen and viewed by a much wider audience.


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