Wildlife Photography

10 Tips For Improving Your Wildlife Photography

Here are ten wonderful tips which you would love to consider when out on your wildlife expeditions – read on:

Know your camera:
You need to know how your camera functions. Spend some time photographing random scenes and try to get a gist of what all features your camera has to offer to you. When you are out in the wild, you cannot afford to spare even a moment to think – you may miss out on an opportunity to capture a great shot.

Cut down on the equipment:
You need to have a free hand while photographing the wildlife – your actions have to be swift and not loaded with a lot of photography equipment. Lesser the baggage, better the outcome.

Keep the camera low:

You need to hold your camera at a level which is at the same level a your subject. Even lower would do once a while, but not higher. Adjusting the position of your camera increases your chances of getting the perfect shot right away.

Increase shutter speed:
The kind of lens used for wildlife photography is different. Noted and amateur wildlife photographers use the telephoto lens to capture the best of wildlife. However, this lens is long, which means that even slight movement leads to a drastic movement in the picture frame. The only solution out of this is to increase the shutter speed to get crisp and clear pictures.

Eyes – the soul of your photo:
Focusing on the eyes of your subject brings depth to your photograph. The person viewing your photograph will be instantly able to connect to your photo if you have been able to capture the livened eyes of your subject.

Light up your photos:

The best time to capture photographs of wildlife is either during the sunrise or the sunset. The natural light is at the peak of perfection at both times, and the quality of photos you capture will be just fabulous.

Clear background:
If your photo is cluttered with too many details, the subject will lose the focus. SO even though there may be a lot of things out there in the world surrounding your subject – ensure that while you click the photo, your subject is isolated from the rest of the clutter.

Space around the subject:
You would be pleased with the results if you leave ample space around your subject – it gives a sense of belonging to the subject and its environment.

Hold on to your subject:
The longer time you spend in the vicinity of your subject the better clicks you will be able to come up with. So do it – you would be surprised with how creative you get with the shots of your subject in varied angles.

Edit the photos well:
No matter how hard you try to keep it real, you would have to resort to some editing to ensure your photo is clear of all the unwanted elements in it.