Monday, April 20, 2015

Take a bow....Jake Clarke!!

Some good news from a young Photographer who stayed at River Bend Lodge.

The Clarke Family, from Camden Town, UK visited us in May last year at River Bend Lodge.
Whilst here Jake, the eldest son did a Photography Course with Michael Price our resident Photographer.
Michael mentioned at the time that he had seldom come across such enthusiasm and sheer exhuberence as encountered during the lessons with Jake.

Fast forward to April 2015 and Michael received this message from Jake on Facebook:
“Congratulations on being a finalist in the Elephants competition. I thought you would find it interesting to know that I'm also in the running for the contest - I am also a finalist.
My page is below:
What wonderful news from Jake!!
He further adds:
“I am also entered into WPOY  (Wildlife Photographer of the Year) and will be receiving the results in the near future.
Thanks for the advice last year that helped me to get the shots,”!!

Here is the Link to Jake’s image which is one of 47 (from thousands of entries) which have been chosen as Finalists in an Elephants, Photography Competition on Viewbug:

A little more about Jake:
“I am a 16 year old photographer, based in London. I have been doing photography for the past 5 years. I shoot a wide variety of subject matter, from studio to wildlife and landscape.
Last year I travelled to South Africa with my family. We rounded off our trip at Addo, where we stayed for a few days at River Bend Lodge.  During this time, I attended the photography course run by Michael Price. After developing my skills, I went out and applied this to my next trip out on safari. On said trip, I managed to take the photo that won me a place in the final of the Elephants Photography Competition.”

Well done Jake….and we also look forward to hearing how he fares in the WPOY Competition.