Wildlife Photography How To

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 13, 2019  |  0 comments

Back in September we shared with you some of the finalists in the 2019 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards and now an overall winner has been announced. The above winning image, titled "Grab life by the …!"  was shot by Sarah Skinner in Botswana, Africa.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 16, 2019  |  0 comments

This photo showing a Tibetan fox about to attack a frightened marmot in China's Qilian Mountains just won the top prize in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. The image was shot by Bao Yongqing, who is the director and chief ecological photographer of the Qilian Mountain Nature Conservation Association of China.

Deborah Sandidge  |  Oct 04, 2019  |  0 comments

On my recent visit to Africa as a photo tour pro, I decided to capture the beauty and the wildlife of the Serengeti totally mirrorless. Considering my recent move to the format, the trip was confirmation of how committed I am to it, as I took only my mirrorless Nikon Z cameras—three of them, in fact: my Z6, Z7, and the Z7 I had converted to infrared. Yes, I'm all in.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 26, 2019  |  0 comments

It's another one of those age-old questions for photographers: what's better for photographing wildlife, zoom lenses or prime lenses? In the below video, photographers Tony and Chelsea Northrup put both zooms and primes to the test while weighing the pros and cons of each.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 16, 2019  |  0 comments

Every year the Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards gives us a good chuckle and this year is no exception. The annual competition recently released its finalists for the 2019 Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards and we've selected ten of our laugh-out-loud favorites and included them in this story.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 27, 2019  |  0 comments

Photographing wildlife is more art than science but there are a few things you should know if you're planning to capture critters in their natural habitats.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 10, 2019  |  0 comments

Superzoom cameras are wildly popular but a bit misunderstood. They have fantastic zoom ranges, that’s obvious, but there’s much more to them than that. Here are our favorite tips for shooting Urban Animals with a superzoom camera.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 12, 2019  |  0 comments

You don’t have to head to the country or go on safari to photograph wildlife. In fact, you can capture stunning wildlife photos right in your own town or city if you know where to look.

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.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jan 28, 2019  |  0 comments

We love videos that show the interaction between photographers and animals in the wild. Check out the below, which shows a wild white Arctic Fox carefully approach a photographer’s camera set-up and take a nibble of the lens hood.

The Editors  |  Jan 22, 2019  |  0 comments

Here’s a photo assignment that was for the birds. (Sorry, couldn’t resist.) Yes, we were looking for images of birds and we wanted your best shots.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 02, 2019  |  0 comments

Long lenses are exciting to use because they enable us to view and capture images with far greater magnification than what we can see with our eyes. They also deliver dramatic, compressed perspectives and enable photographers to isolate subjects from busy backgrounds.

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.

Jack Neubart  |  Dec 19, 2018  |  0 comments

For many of us, going out into the wilderness with a camera and bringing back eye-opening photographs of nature in the raw is something we can only dream of. For multi-award-winning photographer Ashleigh Scully that’s fairly commonplace.

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.

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