Throwback Thursday – First Wildlife Photo & The Camera Used!

Moose, BC Canada.

One of the early pages of my latest book Wild Lives features the very first wildlife photo I ever captured – a moose in British Columbia. Not the most stellar photo in the world, but significant in that it was the start of quite a journey that I am still on today.

I just received quite the surprise gift in the mail from my good friend, incredible author and fellow Photographer Rob Sheppard – a nice note with this “incredible” shot, along with the same style Kodak Brownie Fiesta Camera that I shot it with. Talk about a blast from the past! These cameras were manufactured in the 1960’s, and you could own one for the reasonable cost of $5.95! If you were exceptionally thrifty, 15 cans worth of soup labels sent to Campbells at the time would also suffice!

What was your first camera and the subject that set you on your photography path? Leave a comment below!

Art Wolfe's first wildlife photo of a moose and the Kodak Fiesta Camera of the type it was shot on.

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