Wildlife and Photography

Wildlife and Photography

If you’d like to learn a little more about the natural world and how to take better pictures? This is the podcast for you. These podcasts are about inspiring a passion for wildlife. Explaining taking incredible pictures isn’t that difficult. We’re Mark and Jacky Bloomfield, and we take photos of the natural world for a living. We want to help people understand, enjoy and learn about the things we are passionate about, wildlife and photography.

Episodes

February 23, 2023 26 mins

In our line of work, we have ventured over a lot of the United Kingdom and parts of Africa. We really enjoy going and experiencing new places and wildlife to photograph. The thing about new places is they can be more than a little bit frightening. You don’t know what you have let yourself in for. Is all the time and money you’ve spent going to be worth it?

Of course most of the time going somewhere new is worth the effort, but it is...

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Episode 19 “A year through our kitchen window” What an odd subject for a podcast you may think. But we will take you through our kitchen windows and into the woods beyond, which are full of wildlife. The wildlife we are privileged to be able to watch day to day. To witness, dramas life and death struggles, going on just outside our kitchen windows. This episode contains a full year of extracts from our wildlife diary where we recor...

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Have you ever stopped and wondered how close-ups of flowers, butterflies, etc., are taken? These pictures are the ones we repeatedly take regularly.

Over many years we have tested many bits of equipment. Some have been a help; others have ended up in a box somewhere. 

In this episode, we will tell you what we carry with us. Why we do it and how we use it. Learn from our successes and failures. 

You’re going to be surprised by some of ...

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Episode 17 part 2 of the wildlife and photography podcast “Trees, myths legends and the science”. We continue where Episode 16 left off with another five tree species, facts, and recent scientific findings, about how woodlands and the trees in them work together.

Trees and the products we make from them have been part of our world and homes, for tens of thousands of years. We understand how important wood is when we look for furnitu...

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Episode 16 – of the Wildlife and Photography podcast is all about Trees, myths, legends, and the science that surrounds trees. Trees have been part of our culture and providing us with material goods for tens of thousands of years. Over that time we and our ancestors have revered, and worshiped trees. We have come to rely on the tree to provide warmth comfort and protection from the world.

Most of us, however, know very little about...

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February 25, 2022 28 mins

If you are taking pictures outdoors then this podcast is for you. The weather is an important consideration to the type of picture you are going to get, and it can even determine where you can go.

The weather forecasts we had access to were so vague, we found that we were wasting time, by going to places, only to find the weather was not as predicted. Weather is so important to us, we decided that we had to do something to try and i...

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January 29, 2022 12 mins

Meadows are the subject of episode 14. Not just that bit of green, that flashes by as we look out of the car window. The subject is a vast one; in this podcast, we take an overview of the different types of meadows. These open areas of our countryside may look empty but, on land and sea, they are full of life and diversity. We consider how important they are, and what it could mean if we lose this valuable habitat. Join us as we ta...

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November 3, 2021 27 mins

This episode, number 13 is about where to find wildlife and take pictures of it. For us, as wildlife and nature photographers we need to be able to find subjects to photograph. What may seem a simple task is in fact quite complicated and can be a challenge to people starting out in wildlife photography.

The episode was inspired by one of our listeners who asked “How do you go about finding your subjects to photograph?” It was such a...

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September 22, 2021 29 mins

If you know what rewilding is all about then this podcast may give you a different look at the subject. For those of you who, are looking for a podcast to listen to and are thinking what the !!! is rewilding let me explain.

We live in the natural world. It may not seem like it if you live in the middle of a city but know matter how far you think you are from nature you are in fact very dependant on it for the air, water, and food we...

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August 26, 2021 7 mins

A slightly shorter episode this month, but looking ahead to the forthcoming season of autumn. Where does the word autumn come from? Some scientific facts - we enlighten you. Listen to some mythology, good info for those awkward quiz questions. There is something for everyone in our podcasts. 

Please reach out to us on social media, if there is a subject matter you would like us to cover.

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July 23, 2021 15 mins

We have called this episode the Rule of Moving about. Confused about all the rules you’ve heard about. We have got our own special rule called the rule of moving about. Listen and find out why and how this can help you get better pictures. Doesn’t matter what camera you use, this rule can help.

Any questions or comments let us know via our social media channels.

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MarkandJackyBloomfield/

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June 24, 2021 25 mins

Flowers make our world a better place, but they are not just for our delight. The real reason plants produce flowers is all to do with reproduction. Flowers are for most plants a way of getting an animal to transfer pollen to another plant. Without this true wonder of nature, humans would lose about 70% of the plants we rely on to feed ourselves. Our podcast gives an insight into the relationship between plants and the animal kingd...

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May 26, 2021 12 mins

This episode is all about our climate. What does climate mean, where does the word come from? We give a brief look at the planet’s climate. How the changes affect our world and what we can do to make a difference. 

If you have any questions or comments let us know via our social media channels.

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This episode is all about using manual exposure on your camera. We try to dispel the myths that seem to abound on the internet, that manually setting all the exposure parameters, makes your pictures better. We have advice about, how and when to use it, give examples of what we use to capture our wildlife images. We hope after listening to the episode, you will be able to make an informed choice, about how you choose to use manual e...

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March 19, 2021 24 mins

Spring has arrived. Episode 6 of the Wildlife and photography podcast is all about the science and beauty behind spring. The effects it has on animals, plants, and humans. Because we live in the UK, don’t think this podcast is not for you, we cover spring as it affects the planet. 

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In this episode, we are talking about important accessories that are often overlooked by many. It’s not all about the latest lens or gadget. It is about how to stay safe, comfortable and enjoy your time out photographing. We talk about what we have found invaluable and recommend some products and where to buy them, including a special section for ladies.

Products and organisations mentioned in this episode
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In this podcast, we give a slightly different view on the question, where is the natural world going to live? It is a big question, with far-reaching consequences for us all. Learn about how every small action we collectively take, will make a difference to help save our planet for the natural world and ourselves. 

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December 24, 2020 28 mins

What camera do you use? Is a question we get asked a lot. In this episode, we look at our reply and the reasons behind it. Also, hints and tips to improve your photography no matter what camera you are using. Be it a smartphone, compact or DSLR.

If you would like to know more about us and our work, visit our website https://www.mandjbloomfield.com


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December 5, 2020 22 mins

Badgers are the largest mammalian land predator in the UK. It's active during the hours of darkness and therefore rarely seen. If you are curious about Badgers and want to look into its secretive world, this podcast is for you. We have a group of Badgers that regularly pay our garden a visit on their nightly foraging trips. Years of watching and much research gives us a wonderful insight into their world, and the impacts we ha...

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November 23, 2020 6 mins

In this episode

Starting today we’re launching a series of podcasts, each episode will be covering a different topic about either wildlife or photography. Learning about the natural world, how it works and its inhabitants is something we do every day. Our knowledge of photography comes from over 15 years as wildlife photographers and many more years in commercial photography. We are Mark and Jacky Bloomfield we’re passiona...

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