I am not much of a writer, but since many of my redbubble friends have inquired about my wildlife photography techniques, I thought it time to share what I have learned through MUCH trial and error. Since I am a quality engineer by trade, forgive my technical approach beforehand.
1. Don’t be afraid of your camera.
2. Be observant of your surroundings, nature is everywhere.
3. Try to get close to your subject matter if shooting a animal, fish, etc…
4. Focus on the eyes if possible, as it brings life into the shot.
5. Focus on shooting “Animal behavior” or “Movement” as this tells a story without many words needing to be spoken.
6. Lighting is extremely important, as great moments (trust me I know) can be lost if the lighting is not right.
7. Composition is equally important. try not to always center your picture, especially if the surroundings add more interest to the subject matter.
8. Although I believe any lens can take great wildlife shots, you do need to know the limits of your lens in relation to what you are shooting to effectively capture the moment.
9. Take LOTS of pictures and practice, practice, practice…..the good thing with digital cameras, you don’t have to worry about buying film anymore.
10. There are NO golden rules to wildlife photography….break them or abide by the…just have fun!