Wildlife Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Jan 05, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’ve ever tried your hand at photographing birds, you know that our feathered friends can be elusive and very difficult to capture. In this tutorial you’ll learn 10 simple tips and tricks for shooting great photos of birds at the beach.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 22, 2017  |  0 comments

Capturing sharp, well-composed images of birds in flight can be a real challenge, even for experienced wildlife photographers. Fortunately, you can greatly increase your odds of success by watching the following tutorial from our friends Tony and Chelsea Northrup.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 11, 2017  |  0 comments

Of all the contests we’ve featured over the years, the annual Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards (CWPA) is among the most popular with Shutterbug readers. So we thought we’d help you kick off the week with a chuckle, by sharing these finalists in the 2017 competition. 

Ron Leach  |  Nov 22, 2017  |  0 comments

If you’ve ever tried photographing birds in flight, you know this is one of the most difficult challenges in nature photography. But in the quick video below, you’ll learn everything you need to know for capturing fantastic photos of our flying featured friends.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 17, 2017  |  1 comments

Tim Newton is a professional wildlife and landscape photographer, and a life-long Alaskan. Like many of his ilk, he usually has to do some serious trekking to capture the grandeur and beauty of his home state.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 30, 2017  |  0 comments

This is for those of you who claim to be serious about wildlife photography and think you have all the gear you need. The video below will either reinforce that notion, or make you realize that, among other things, you need a much bigger wallet.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 06, 2017  |  0 comments

The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers (SINWP) is a British organization for professional and amateur shooters devoted to capturing images of the natural world. SINWP holds monthly competitions for their members, and the striking shots you see here are the winners of the group’s August Wonders of Wildlife contest. 

Staff  |  Aug 11, 2017  |  1 comments

During a visit to the Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo, a bird sanctuary in Pueblo, Colorado, Shutterbug reader Michelle Goodall captured this magnificent bald eagle image: “How could anyone resist taking a photo of something so beautiful?” 

Ron Leach  |  Aug 04, 2017  |  0 comments

Earlier this week we posted a simple primer explaining how a camera’s metering system works. In the quick video below, pro Brian Worley examines the Shutter Priority mode and demonstrates when and how you can use this setting as a creative tool.

 

Ron Leach  |  Aug 04, 2017  |  0 comments

Photojournalist and filmmaker Emmanuel Rondeau traveled the world for three months in an attempt to photograph endangered big cats. In the remarkable video below you see the results of his work as he captured spectacular imagery of the extremely Tigers of Bhutan.

Andrew Darlow  |  Aug 02, 2017  |  1 comments

(Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from Andrew Darlow’s new book, Focus and Filter: Professional Techniques for Mastering Digital Photography and Capturing the Perfect Shot , from Ulysses Press. Darlow has been a professional photographer and educator for over 25 years, and this is his fourth book. You can also read his story with tips for taking safari-quality photos at a zoo here.

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Aug 01, 2017  |  0 comments

Anup Shah believes there is an authenticity to the personalities of wild animals: an animal in the wild wears no mask and assumes no role that is not genuine; neither is that animal influenced by humans in the way a captive creature would be.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 28, 2017  |  0 comments

Just in case anyone plans on spending this weekend on the water shooting photos and doing a bit of fishing, we thought we’d share an insane video to get you pumped up for the trip.

Maria Piscopo  |  Jul 28, 2017  |  0 comments

Photographing wildlife in their natural habitat has always been both challenging and rewarding. Whether you develop a business selling the use of the images or leading workshop tours, this field requires a special combination of passion and patience. In this article, we look at how and where wildlife photos can be sold as well as prospects to pursue and pitfalls to avoid. Special thanks to our four contributors: Sean Crane; Barbara Fleming (Fleming Safari Company, LLC); Eric Horan (Lowcountry Photo Safaris); and Josh Patterson.

Andrew Darlow  |  Jul 27, 2017  |  1 comments

Zoos, wildlife parks and farms are some of my favorite places to recommend taking pictures, especially when you are looking to build your portfolio with a diverse subject matter. They offer many opportunities to learn how to photograph rare animals as well as teach you how to cope with challenging environments and locations, similar to what you would encounter if you were on safari on the savannahs of Tanzania or tracking tigers in the jungles of Borneo.

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