When Marc Albiac was a teenager exploring the craft of photography, he and his dad would spend hours on a website where leading Spanish wildlife photographers talked through the techniques behind their images. He remembers Mario Cea explaining how he'd created a double exposure of a moonlit owl in just one frame. Fast forward a few years and Marc was at a major photography fair presenting his work alongside Mario. Marc is now a Canon Ambassador, with many accolades to his name, including a prestigious Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year award he received at age 14.
Here, he and fellow ambassador Michel d'Oultremont, who lives and works in Belgium and is a two-time winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Rising Star Portfolio Award, tell us how this contest kickstarted their careers, as well as sharing advice for young nature photographers eager to follow in their footsteps.