Category Archives: Birds and Wild Life

How to Expose Correctly for High Contrast Wildlife ~ Bruce Wunderlich

Photographing wildlife of deeply contrasting colors, such as black bears or white waterfowl, can present certain challenges setting up shots that are properly exposed for the wildlife and also the surroundings. Harsh lighting also makes exposing for these subjects especially … Continue reading

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Video: Bird Photography Tips for the Serious Photographer ~ B and H Event Space

In this B&H Event Space video, nature photographers Arthur Morris and Denise Ippolito share the methods and techniques they have developed and used for the past few decades to create dramatic, sharp, well-composed, properly exposed images of a great variety … Continue reading

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Birding with a Purpose…~ Bruce Whittington

Recently I discovered a transparency of a Ruffed Grouse that I took in 1969. I guess that means I’ve been photographing birds since then, but, truth be told, there were also long periods devoted to cars, girls, coffee houses, raising … Continue reading

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10 Surefire Tips for Photographing Birds in Flight ~ Prathap DK

Recently an internal survey in my blog revealed that photographing birds in flight is the most sought after topic. It didn’t come as a surprise though, because that’s the specialty of birds. They defy gravity and rise up into the … Continue reading

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Wildlife Photography Preparation and Previsualization ~ Carlos Pereira

The purpose of this article is to show the thinking process involved in the preparation and pre-visualization of a wildlife photo session. These notes relate to the work in the field where the photo shoot will take place. Good Pointers…

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5 Unforgiving Post-Processing Mistakes Every Bird Photographer Must Avoid ~ Prathap DK

Post-processing is one of the most important steps in the image making process. It is in fact one of the most powerful tools to make your vision come true. The camera does not see the way you see your world … Continue reading

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From Gnats to Grizzlies: Setting Your Wildlife Photography Apart from the Herd ~ Rebecca Bennett

The greatest wildlife photographers possess three secret weapons: patience, determination, and camouflage (and shiny expensive gear, of course). German nature photographer Ingo Arndt employs all three during shooting assignments. He will sometimes spend weeks lying in wait to get the … Continue reading

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Nature Photography: Tips for Great Cloudy Day Photos ~ Andrew Goodall

Nature photography relies on your sensitivity to the natural light above all else. You have surely heard that for good landscape photography, you generally want sunny conditions, early or late in the day when the light is low and soft. … Continue reading

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Bird Photography: How to Take Great Bird Photos ~ Autumn Lockwood

One of the most popular aspects of animal photography is bird photography. Taking perfect pictures of birds in the wild can be very challenging, but you can create many wonderful photo opportunities in your own backyard. See: http://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/bird-photography-how-to-take-great-bird-photos/

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A Turn of the Head – Creating More Compelling Bird Portraits ~ Paul Burwell

The last time I counted, there were about seventy two quadrillion photos of birds on the internet. Therefore, if you’re dedicating your time to try to stand out as a bird photographer, there is a ton of competition out there. … Continue reading

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