Wildlife Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Dec 01, 2021  |  0 comments

Have you ever spent a day in the field, thinking you captured several great photographs, only to discover on the computer that some of the images are dull, noisy, and boring? If that’s happened to you, like it has to the best of us, the following Photoshop tutorial will set you straight.

Staff  |  Nov 23, 2021  |  0 comments

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. Your camera, your lenses, your drone—if they’re not by your side and at-the-ready, they’re multi-thousand-dollar paper weights.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 15, 2021  |  0 comments

Have you ever returned from a shoot, thinking you captured a bunch of great shots, only to be disappointed when you review the images on a computer? Well, join the club, because this happens to the best of us on occasion.

Staff  |  Nov 12, 2021  |  0 comments

In the leadup to the holiday season, secure a fantastic deal on Slik tripods and heads. With up to $150 off the normal price on carbon fiber tripods, and up to $50 off select professional ball heads, this is your chance to stock up on quality camera support gear from Slik at a bargain-basement price.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 02, 2021  |  0 comments

For those on a budget it’s tempting to purchase an inexpensive 2X teleconverter to double the focal length of a lens you already own, instead of spending big bucks on a powerful super-telephoto zoom. But does this really make sense in terms of image quality, or are you better off just cropping your photos?

Ron Leach  |  Oct 26, 2021  |  0 comments

Not everyone has an opportunity to go on safari to photograph rare and wild animals, but most of us have a zoo nearby which is often the next best thing. The problem is that most images shot at the zoo look like were shot at the zoo.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 26, 2021  |  1 comments

For those new to wildlife photography, birds provide a great opportunity for capturing impressive images. If you’re lucky enough to have a wildlife refuge nearby, that’s a great place to start. But you can also make some great photographs in your own backyard.

Adam Jones  |  Oct 25, 2021  |  0 comments

(Editor’s Note: Exploring Light is a monthly Shutterbug column featuring tips, tricks, and photo advice from professional photographers in the Canon Explorers of Light and Canon Legends education program. This month's column is by Adam Jones with tips on photographing wildlife and landscapes in our National Parks.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 21, 2021  |  0 comments

All photographers strive to make images with maximum sharpness and detail, but depending upon conditions that goal isn’t always easy to accomplish. Sometimes you can improve soft photos during the editing process, but the preferred approach is to use proper shooting techniques so you get what you want in the camera.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 12, 2021  |  0 comments

There are many forms of wildlife photography, from capturing images of big cats in the Serengeti to shooting colorful birds at a local park or animal sanctuary. While the choice of gear often depends upon the particular assignment, many important techniques are the same.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 12, 2021  |  0 comments

One of the most daunting challenges in Photoshop, regardless of your skill level, is doing a precise job of cutting out hair and fur. But in today’s tutorial you’ll learn a remarkably easy trick for achieving great results.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 11, 2021  |  0 comments

The great thing about bird photography it that it’s a passion you can pursue year-round. But let’s face it: Capturing superb images of our feather friends can be difficult unless you know a few tricks.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 01, 2021  |  0 comments

The current trend in cameras is clearly moving in the direction of full-frame mirrorless models with super-high resolution, and the megapixel race shows no signs of abating. But is this based upon sound photographic principles, or does creative marketing and the “Gear Acquisition Syndrome” factor into the equation?

Ron Leach  |  Sep 20, 2021  |  0 comments

Nothing spoils an otherwise great photo more than a really unattractive or distracting background. And that holds true whether you’re shooting portraits, macro, flowers, or certain types of wildlife images.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 20, 2021  |  0 comments

A lot goes into making eye-popping bird photos in the field. First you have locate an attractive subject, and then catch it in a great pose against a pleasing background. Once you’ve done that, you still have to get the exposure right under often changing light—all before the bird decides to take flight.

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