Roy Mangersnes is a trained behaviouralist and professional wildlife photographer living in Sandnes, southwestern Norway.
As a former Nikon ambassador, Roy is considered among the most influential nature photographers in Norway today. He has published several books, as well as won multiple international awards including BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010 and 2011, European Wildlife Photographer of the Year (GDT) 2010, and 2009 and also Nature Best Awards 2012. Roy works around the world and his images are published in magazines and books all over.
On this episode of Photography Radio, we talk about the art of nature photography, where Roy began his journey as a photographer, and the deeper elements of environmental conservation in Roy’s work.
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“It’s so difficult to actually capture a picture that tells a story and that sparks a response in the viewer, and that’s why I really strive to create those stories with my images and get a message across through my photography.” – Roy Mangersnes
- What inspired Roy to start shooting
- How Roy found his niche in the photography world
- When inspiration strikes and how Roy reacts to it
- What Roy sees as the greatest challenge for a photographer
- How Roy became a Nikon ambassador
- How many frames it takes before Roy captures the right shot
- What Roy equipment recommends for beginning wildlife photographers
- The risk that wildlife photographers must understand
Assignment from Roy:
- Try to find the geometry of nature; look for triangles, circles and squares.
- Don’t get too narrow minded.
- Check out Roy’s 500px profile
- Connect with Roy Mangersnes:
“I love to see the passion in people’s eyes when they realize what we have out there [in nature], and that they can create beautiful images of our natural world.” – Roy Mangersnes