Sunday, 18 December 2016

5 Useful Tips from a Wildlife Photography Course

The popularity of wildlife photography as a career is growing constantly. With the upsurge of accessibility to digital cameras these days, more and more enthusiasts are joining a wildlife photography course to turn their passion for photography into their profession. There are many valuable techniques that wildlife photographers should learn. However, here are 5 basic tips that every expert would like to pass on to the aspiring wildlife photographers. Let’s have a look at those 5 tips:

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Study your subject
Wildlife photography requires a thorough knowledge of the subject, i.e. the animal or landscape you are going to shoot. If you just show up at a location to photograph a certain animal species without knowing its intricacies, you will never be able to get a good shot. You must have a prior research about your subject.

Use lens hood
Lens hood protects the lens from getting hit by stray light. This helps your endeavors of producing clearer pictures. In addition to that, lens hood also provides your lens with physical protection. In a macro photography workshop, when you practice producing larger images of a smaller object through the use of your lens, your lens hood will help you with the light condition.

Use Aperture Priority mode
Well, it is a myth that good photographers shoot only in ‘manual’ mode. It is not that aperture priority mode is only for novices. On the contrary, some professional wildlife photographers have clicked really beautiful pictures in aperture priority mode. Although manual mode has its use under some specific circumstances, no one should refrain from aperture priority mode if that is necessary. You can adjust your ISO in AP mode to increase your shutter speed for still subjects or decrease it if your shoot a moving subject.

Waiting is the key
You have to be very patient and prepared to wait if you are aspiring to be a wildlife photographer. In order to get a good shot you have to wait for hours (if you are lucky) and even days. Some people need to return time and again to the same place to click a beautiful image.

Think Different
You can learn a lot of basics and advanced techniques at a landscapes photography workshop, but in order to make your photographs stand out, you must think out-of-the-box. You must concentrate on clicking something unique, unusual with usual subjects that has an appeal, a wow-effect to the viewer.

Joining a good wildlife photography course is the start. Being a good wildlife photographer needs diligent practice at the workshop and the strong will to do better.


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