Canon ‘Take Stories' - Camargue Project Story:
The Unique Story of Fergus Kennedy, Biologist & Photographer.
When asked to take a trip to shoot the Camargue, one of Europes last wildlife refuges, we had no idea what was in store for us… Endless sunsets, wild horses, flamingos, sweltering heat, frogs, dragonflies, spiders, mosquitoes – a lot of mosquitoes…
The idea was to capture the stunning and unique wildlife of the Camargue with the new Canon EOS 7D. We followed award winning wildlife photographer, Fergus Kennedy who was at the controls with one mission: shoot the Camargue like it had never been shot before.
This was the first Canon - “Take Stories” project where we actually combined shooting a photo camera and a video camera for a film project.
With all the buzz and hype of the EOS 5D MKII, we were quite curious and interested in experimenting with the EOS 7D, and this was a perfect opportunity to put it to the test.
By the end, all of us were thoroughly impressed with the video capabilities and image results that we continued to work with it on future video projects.
We honed in on not only Fergus' skills as a photographer, but his life and motivation to protect the Camargue. This story was about one man's mission to save a precious land through science while practicing his art through the lens of the Canon EOS 7D.
The Camargue was such a great success across Europe that it was the first out of six Canon “Take Stories” films that was made into a TV commercial. It’s not everyday that you see a web-based project turn ATL.
We were stoked.