You guys! Ah!!! I’m pretty dang excited today… An image I took on my trip to New Zealand is featured over on National Geographic as their Photo of the Day! I am incredibly honored to say the least.
I took this photograph when Adam and I were about a week into our two month road trip around New Zealand. We were just ending our time on the North Island, and enjoying our final evening before flying to Christchurch. All along our route, I booked photography gigs with local businesses – mostly guesthouses and tour operators. At the spot where I took this picture, I was shooting for Canopy Camping, a company that has a collection of AMAZING glamping spots around the country. The tent (you can hardly call it a tent though – it was SO fancy) we were staying in was a 10 minute golf cart drive through a sheep farm to a bluff overlooking Karioitahi Beach. It was springtime so there were the CUTEST little lambs everywhere. These two lambs were hanging out close to mama, and I got a bunch of shots of just the three of them. Then the fourth sheep started walking across the field toward them, and I silently freaked out knowing it could be an awesome shot if it stopped in juuuuust the right spot. And it did!! Photography is about patience… and luck.
Sheep Family Portrait Photograph by Cameron Zegers, National Geographic Your Shot “While I was driving through a sheep farm near Waiuku, New Zealand, these four sheep stopped grazing to watch me watch them,” writes Your Shot member Cameron Zegers. “To achieve this shot, I waited for the sheep in the back to walk into the frame. Luckily, it stopped in the perfect place, and the result looked like a well-posed family portrait.”