I was showing presenting some of my well taken macro photos on flowers and animals to a photography class. I was rather surprised with the comments my teacher and other classmates gave...
The photos I showed were close-ups on flowers and rare captures of animals which I think they made a great series... The comments I got is "It's not just about good photography skills, its more about the feelings and what you trying to express here..", another comment: "Good and precised equipment isn't the way photography goes..."
I was thinking that nature photography is to show how amazing Nature is and being able to view them up close with fine details...
Maybe thats because its a course offered by the Arts faculty and the students, teachers are more "right brained" and inclined to the artistic point of view... rather than the engineering students like to talk about the lens, the settings that made these photos, which is more focused on precision and optimization.
Just wanna hear from fellow photographers on how to make nature photography with an artistic feel... How do we composed things such as plants and animals in a way that show feelings... As what I believe, these photos are hard to come by and if it comes by but its not in a series... That may explain why nature photo series and documentaries take years to complete... and its quite disappointing when some can not appreciate the nature photos this way... and I got very discouraged by their ideas and thinking..