tobygant.com: Streamlined

My website (www.tobygant.com) has taken a recent leap forward. I have streamlined the content and it now allows full functionality for your mobile device. iPad, iPhone and Android are all supported. Please stop by and let me know if it has improved your experience.

Don’t shoot at the zoo?

There are many different schools of thoughts about photographing captive animals at your local zoo. The elites will tell you that it is “cheating.” And they say that as they are writing an article from their iPad in some remote, exotic, corner of the world. I, on the other hand, will not be traveling to Madagascar or Iceland anytime soon. It’s hard for me to break-away from my daily life to get to South Florida. Personally, I think you should shoot what speaks to you. There is beauty everywhere in the world around us. But, if you find yourself trapped in urban wherever and want to photograph exotic animals, I’ll see you at the zoo. I will say I believe it is important not to represent your images as something they are not. I am proud to disclose where I capture my images. Your local zoo actually presents many challenges that you will not encounter in the Outback or the Serengeti.

Jacksonville, Florida at night

Most people pack up their cameras at the end of the day. However, photography at night can be fun and rewarding. Living in Florida, it gives me break from the high temperatures. It also allows you to be as creative as you wish. Moving lights always make interesting subjects. And the long exposures that are required can make foot traffic simply disappear.