Uncover the secrets of Japan’s winter wildlife photography as Roy Toft reveals what it takes to capture amazing shots of nature’s children in the harshest of conditions

Wildlife photography can be a challenge, to say the least. Your subjects aren’t always willing to cooperate and sometimes they’re down right unruly. Add that to the fact that winter wildlife photographers have to weather some of nature’s harshest conditions and you really come to appreciate wildlife’s finer winter photographs.

Can only the most stoic and steadfast photographers overcome the challenges of photographing winter’s wildlife? Not if you have the advice of an expert, and that’s exactly what Roy Toft is going to offer during his 7 Photography Questions interview.

Roy reveals exactly what it takes to take exceptional winter wildlife photographs. If you’d love to capture wildlife in all of its glory, this is a podcast you just can’t miss.

Show Notes for 7 Photography Questions Interview With Roy Toft

Topic: Japan’s Winter Wildlife Photography
Host: Dr. Audri G. Lanford
Guest: Roy Toft
Main Website: photobazar.net
Locations: San Diego, CA and Boone, NC
This episode of the “7 Photography Questions” Podcast is sponsored by Shutterfly and photobazar.net.

7 Biggest Winter Wildlife Photography Questions for Roy Toft

1. What kinds of animals can you expect to photograph in Japan in winter?

2. What lenses should you bring to Japan to photograph the wildlife, and are there any other accessories that are must-haves?

3. How much quality do you lose by using a 1.4, 1.6 or 2x teleconverter, and is it a worthwhile thing to do?

4. What can someone do to improve the composition of their wildlife photographs, especially when photographing Japan’s winter wildlife?

5. What do you find to be the biggest challenge of winter photography and how do you overcome it? How do you keep you hands warm in the winter? How do you overcome the challenges of snow?

6. What are one or two of your biggest secrets for photographing wildlife in Japan in winter?

7. What are one or two exercises to prepare for a trip to photograph wildlife in Japan?

Photographer Bio

Roy Toft is an award winning photographer dedicated to documenting our natural world for future generations. He focuses on wildlife images that convey each individual animal’s character and spirit.

Roy’s photographs have been featured in many prestigious publications including National Geographic, Nature’s Best, Smithsonian, Audubon, Wildlife Conservation, Discover, and other publications to advance conservation efforts globally. The December 2008 Ranger Rick magazine features Roy’s photos of snow monkeys from Japan on the cover as well as inside. Roy’s awe-inspiring images of wildlife are also available through the National Geographic Image Collection and Getty Images.

Roy was named as a founding fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers. He has also received the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Yearaward and was featured at the Natural History Museum in London. His work has also been featured in the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum exhibition in Washington, D.C.
Roy is also an excellent teacher. His company, Toft Photo Safaris & Galleries, sponsors workshops for photographer of all levels to destinations such as Costa Rica, Japan, Alaska, and Africa. One of his very popular workshops, the Rainforests of Costa Ricaworkshop, has even been filmed for TV.