Recently I joined 7 other young wildlife photographers on a 3 day trip to the Farne Isles,Northumberland . The first leg of our journey involved a four and a half hour train journey from Kings Cross station to Newcastle and then on to another train to reach our accommodation. When we arrived Max opened his case to reveal a huge bag of cider, from that point on we just knew it would be an exiting trip. In the evening we all decided to walk down to the beach to photograph the glorious sunset and to get our bearings of the area. The sunset was as glorious as you could get, the light was beautiful and allowed for some really great photo opportunities. The next morning we got picked up by the taxi and we dropped of in the harbour where we boarded Billy Shiel’s boat trip and headed towards the
On Sunday I got the chance to help out at a local bird ringing session, my main job was to take photographs of the birds (especially close up head shots). It was a totally new experience for me because I am used to using the weighty long lens to photograph birds but this time, it was the complete opposite end of the scale. The lens in question was a macro lens, which would enable me to take really detailed close ups to show the beautiful plumage off, and to show the birds off it a different light. For me I want to create a story about the bird ringing and the process from start to finish,from catching the birds to the release. I shall be attending the ringing sessions fairly often now so I will release a full set of images later but for now this is what I achieved
Am in the process of updating my shiny new website not quite finished yet and in the process of uploading images and galleries…bare with me !
Well it’s been a good year and one that I will most defiantly remember. From the thousands of images I took this year I have chosen 13 of my top images as well as two events that made the year. Before you read on I want to say a massive thank you to everyone who has spurd me on and supported me through all my photographic efforts. I will name a few, if I miss I am sorry but there are just too many people to thank.I would first like to say a huge thank you to David Campbell as he has taken me all over the country searching for rare birds and treating me to trips to the Isle of Sheppey, also I would like to say a big thank you to the Young photographers on Facebook who have been really great at telling me their thoughts about my
This past week I have been on work experience working down at a national trust estate near me, it has been great fun working on the estate as I got to know the habits of particular species such as a red-legged partridge (otherwise known as Ted). On Friday Sophie Ellis, the ranger, said that we could just do photography for the day which was good as I could go around before the public, this allowed me to photograph a species that I have longed to photograph,the black bird. Although a common bird which is found all over, the black bird can be wary at times so is difficult to photograph. My plan was to lie under a very overhanging tree to conceal my body and lens. And soon enough a male blackbird strutted around the grounds before walking right in front of me. The image is by no means a
I recently appeared on “Wild” a great new Childrens series on the CBBC Channel. Its all about about …well getting out and going WILD !!! Here’s some pics of my fantastic weekend with the BBC Wild production team at Plas Y Brenin in Wales…thank you guys it was an epic weekend I will never forget !!! You can watch Wild on BBC iPlayer, its the first episode “Mountains” (my clip is about half way through). http://joshuaburch.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/CBBC%20Wild.mp4
Behind The Lens with Josh – Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of The Year
As the title suggests I haven’t been writing much recently but now is the time to talk about Wildlife photographer of the year 2012 and making new friends. Wildlife photographer of the year 2012 Well I was lucky enough to be short listed in the Wildlife photographer of the year 2012 and managed to get “Specially commended” in my age category. As you can imagine I was over the moon when I received the news my parents had been secretly hiding from me. The build up to the awards was exiting, I had a very busy schedule with events before and after the event such as nature live talks and Wild photos. We were all very exited when we were waiting outside of the museum and it was a bit like going to the Oscars as everyone was “dressed to impress”,black ties and all. When the gates were opened we made our way up to the museum entrance