I dedicated several months to photographing plants at twilight. I would head out an hour before sunset to seek out the image and begin shooting as the sun slipped below the horizon. I soon learned that no matter how interesting an image looked through the viewfinder as sunset approached, it’s appearance would change rapidly as the light faded. Warm tones would turn blue, gaps through trees would emerge revealing an aperture in which to place the subject and intricate details on the flowers would slowly disappear to, eventually, form a silhouette.
Robert Canis is a UK based professional nature photographer. From as young as 10 years of age Robert has been fascinated with the natural world and picked up a camera as a means of showing others what he was experiencing in the woodlands and downlands of his home county of Kent. Upon leaving school he attended Paddington College in London where he gained a BTECH National Diploma in Photography and for several years thereafter worked as an assistant photographer and photographic technician. At the age of 19 he gained his ARPS (Associate of the Royal Photographic Society) in the nature category. He was one of the youngest ever to do so and in 1992 decided to take the plunge and go freelance since he felt that he needed to devote more time to photographing wildlife. Photographing British wildlife is certainly his first love though he does, occasionally, travel overseas in particular to Poland, Finland and the Czech Republic. Robert regularly holds wildlife and landscape photography workshops in the UK and overseas for groups and also provides one to one tuition. His work is marketed by three international agencies and has received numerous awards including category winner in the British Wildlife Photography Awards.