Wildlife Photography How To

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David C. Schultz  |  Dec 31, 2013  |  First Published: Nov 01, 2013  |  2 comments

Seeing what was about to hit us I quickly grabbed for a table I knew was anchored to the floor, but it was too little, too late. Along with a number of other staff and passengers I was thrown to the floor and found myself rolling from starboard to port, bouncing off chairs and tables along the way. I knew the ship would very quickly start to roll in the opposite direction, so no attempt was made to stand. Instead I waited on the floor, arms wrapped around a table leg, for a moment of relative calm. Good morning, and welcome to the Drake Passage.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 26, 2016  |  0 comments

Rita Kluge is a German-born freelance photographer with a passion for the sea. In this amazing series she swims with whales to capture some captivating shots of adult leviathans and their babies.

Moose Peterson  |  Jun 13, 2013  |  0 comments

Filing the frame with the critter isn’t required for great wildlife photography. Reflecting on how I first slanted my wildlife photography in this direction, it has its roots in the first lens I had to shoot wildlife. I started with a Vivitar 400mm f/5.6 on an old Minolta that was soon replaced with a Nikon 400mm f/5.6 on an F2. That 400mm was my main lens for a long time and it taught me lessons about wildlife photography that I still depend on to this day.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 07, 2018  |  0 comments

Bird photographer extraordinaire Tim Boyer is one of our favorite sources of quick, helpful tutorials on capturing great photos of our feathered friends. In the six-minute video below, he provides five simple tips for photographing shorebirds.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 07, 2019  |  0 comments

Last year we featured some great shooting tips from bird photographer extraordinaire Tim Boyer. And today Boyer is at it again, with “seven more rules of bird photography” that will really up your game.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 26, 2018  |  0 comments

One common mistake when photographing action is using a shutter speed that’s too fast to convey motion. When shooting motorcycle races, for example, a high shutter speed results in tack-sharp wheel spokes, yielding static images without a sense of motion. As you’ll see in the five-minute video below, the same is true when photographing birds in flight.

Moose Peterson  |  Jun 13, 2013  |  1 comments

Some of the best photography is in the worst weather!” I’ve been saying that for decades and it comes from coming in from the cold, soaking wet and thrilled to death with the images I captured. The drama in the light, clouds and the response to it by nature is a once-in-a-lifetime spectacle you just can’t duplicate. In order to see it and photograph it, you have to get out in it and be able to work. And that’s where the challenge lies.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Anup Shah considers himself a fine art photographer, and his amazing B&W images of wild beasts in Africa definitely take wildlife photography to a whole new level. Now based in the UK, Shah grew up in Kenya, where he says, “Wildlife was just outside the door in abundance.”

Ron Leach  |  Sep 12, 2016  |  0 comments

The prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition draws entries from all over the world, and these finalists for the 2016 contest are simply breathtaking. The UK-based event attracted some 50,000 entries this year from both amateur and pro photographers in 95 countries, and the winners will be announced on October 18.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 08, 2018  |  0 comments

As much as everyone loves their furry best friends, all too often photographers settle for snapshots, rather than artistic images, of their pets. All that’s about to change with the eight fun and easy tips in the quick video below, that will help you capture dazzling images of dogs.

Ron Leach  |  May 05, 2017  |  0 comments

We often turn to Chelsea and Tony Northrup for great tips on things you can do to improve your photography. The video below takes the opposite approach by illustrating 15 photo faux pas to avoid when shooting wildlife.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 30, 2016  |  5 comments

I tend to travel on the wide side when it comes to lens selection, so it was exciting to get ahold of Tamron’s new super telephoto zoom—the SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 (Model A022). And what better way to give this big beauty a try than to take it on safari?

Jack Neubart  |  Jul 08, 2016  |  0 comments

Anuar Patjane Floriuk, popularly known as Anuar Patjane, has been scuba diving for 17 years. Much of his photography in the past has been focused on travel around the globe, but lately he’s been giving in more and more to his fascination with the sea. He’s been shooting underwater for five of those 17 years and finds the camera a natural extension of his inner being, helping him explore and fathom pelagic life, especially whales, and himself in the process.

Maria Piscopo  |  Dec 11, 2018  |  0 comments

The lure and magic of wildlife and nature images tempts many photographers to jump into the field. However, it’s not nearly as easy as many aspiring pros think or hope. The all-important “look before you leap” challenges to this photo field can be considerable and the start-up time longer than the usual commercial photography business.

Jack Neubart  |  Aug 14, 2015  |  0 comments

It’s one thing to sit in the safety of a Jeep or Land Rover while photographing the wildlife of the Serengeti. It’s quite another to be one with nature, coming face to face with wild creatures on their level, and even to establish a certain rapport with the animals. Then add yet another ingredient: enduring harsh Arctic conditions for hours, if not days, on end, just to get that one great shot. Welcome to the world of wildlife and nature photographer John Hyde.<

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