Wildlife Photographer Sam Frize
Photographing wildlife is the only time that I am patient. It can take hours if not days following a female cheetah and her cubs to achieve the right shot in the best light. Even then, luck plays a huge role in taking the ultimate image.
Sam Frize lives on the Isle of Man and has been photographing wildlife for several years. She specialises in African wildlife photography, specifically of animals in their natural habitat.
‘Photographing wildlife is the only time that I am patient. It can take hours if not days following a female cheetah and her cubs to achieve the right shot in the best light. Even then, luck plays a huge role in taking the ultimate image.’
‘Lions, leopards, cheetah, elephant, hyena, wildebeest, buffalo, zebra and hippo all play a huge part in my photographic library.’
Achievements & Travel
Sam has travelled extensively throughout Kenya, Cuba, India and the waters around Spitzbergen. Her trip to Sptizbergen, gave her and a handful of other intrepid explorers the opportunity to take to the water in between photographing the endangered Polar Bear in their ever eroding natural habitat.
On a recent trip to Kenya, Africa, I was fortunate to come across the acclaimed wildlife photographer Anup Shah. Anup had an important impact on my own photography, which until that point had a ‘scatter gun approach’. Anup can sit in his Land Rover all day watching two or three female lionesses playing with their eight young cubs and take only one or two brilliant shots. I’d take 70 or 80 shots, the vast majority of which would be rubbish.’
Since having the opportunity to work alongside Anup and listen to his philosophy, my technique has slowed dramatically and I’d like to think this has had beneficial results on the overall image. The hunt is always on to better your last work.