Wildlife Photography How To

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Dan Havlik  |  Apr 27, 2018  |  0 comments

So, let’s say you’ve shot a cool wildlife image that captures a poignant moment in the animal kingdom but, somehow, the photo looks sort of flat. Don’t worry, there’s a way to change your good image of a bird, lion, tiger or bear into a great one with the help of some proper editing.

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  |  Jan 27, 2021  |  0 comments

Photographing birds can be challenging for inexperienced shooters, whether the subjects are stationery or in flight. There are focusing and exposure details to sort out, and composition can also be tough.

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  |  May 10, 2022  |  0 comments

Let’s face it: photographing birds can be challenging, especially when your subjects are in flight. But even birds resting on a tree limb are often fidgety, and their erratic movements require special techniques.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 01, 2022  |  0 comments

Are you a novice bird photographer and unhappy with your results? If so, the video below is just what you need to up your game. You’ll see common mistakes made by beginners and intermediate shooters, with the techniques and strategies pros use to avoid them.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 19, 2021  |  0 comments

This quick tutorial is all about idiot-proofing your camera by changing camera settings that can spoil your photos. The idea is to help you avoid mistakes, whether you just bought a new camera and you’re reviewing the defaults, or you have several cameras in your stable.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 16, 2021  |  0 comments

If you’re new to bird photography or dissatisfied with the images you’ve made in the past, this quick tutorial is for you. In just about nine minutes you’ll learn how to avoid five common mistakes that most beginners make.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Tim Boyer is a highly acclaimed bird photographer, workshop instructor, and author of the popular field guide Learn the Art of Bird Photography. In this tutorial he explains what he says are the five best tips for photographing birds with Canon DSLR cameras.

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.

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 10, 2022  |  0 comments

Do you want to take better photos of birds? Well, look no further than the below tutorial from professional bird photographer Emilie Talpin who shares five tips to improve your bird photos including where to focus, what gear to use, and more.

Charles Glatzer  |  Oct 26, 2020  |  0 comments

In truth, we all want to travel to exotic locations, and most of us, myself included, have never taken the time to see what is in our own backyards. And guess what, the more I looked the more I saw…nesting robins, bluebirds feeding young, white squirrels on the feeder, butterflies, and some very cool patterns on plant leaves.

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.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 22, 2022  |  0 comments

Long telephoto lenses can be exciting to use, offering the unique ability to get in tight on distant subjects. But big glass doesn’t necessarily guarantee great photographs, unless you have the proper skills.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 03, 2022  |  0 comments

The great thing about bird photography is that you can often make amazing images in your backyard if you don’t have a nature preserve nearby. In the video below you’ll learn five easy tips for shooting captivating photographs of birds, whether you’re at home or shooting in the field.

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