Wildlife Photography How To

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Charles Glatzer  |  Oct 26, 2020  |  0 comments

In truth, we all want to travel to exotic locations, and most of us, myself included, have never taken the time to see what is in our own backyards. And guess what, the more I looked the more I saw…nesting robins, bluebirds feeding young, white squirrels on the feeder, butterflies, and some very cool patterns on plant leaves.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 11, 2020  |  0 comments

We always look forward to this time of year when the finalists for the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are announced. And 2020 is no exception with dozens of hilarious wildlife photos selected as making the finals of this sidesplittingly funny competition.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 09, 2020  |  0 comments

Proper focusing techniques are important for all types of photography, and that’s especially true when shooting animals in the wild. Some photographers prefer to activate autofocus with their trigger finger on the shutter release button, while others swear by a method known as “back button focus.” So which approach works best? Read on.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 08, 2020  |  0 comments

Whether you’re shooting portraits of a beautiful model, or wildlife in the field, one way to turn a good image into a great one is to capture some life in your subject’s eyes. While that’s not always possible when photographing animals in the field under difficult light, it’s easy to add a bit of eye-popping sparkle when editing your images later.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 26, 2020  |  0 comments

Judging from the portraits, the pets seem to genuinely like her. She likes them, that's for sure, and maybe they sense that.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 02, 2020  |  0 comments

The incredible viral video below has made the rounds of various websites in the past week, but if you haven't checked it out already (and even if you have), it's definitely worth watching. The video, captured by wildlife photographer Robert Bush Sr, is comprised of a year's worth of trail camera footage that has been edited down intoto one mesmerizing 5:20-minute clip.

Dan Havlik  |  Jan 17, 2020  |  0 comments

Happy Friday, everyone! Here's something warm and fuzzy to start your weekend off right.

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.

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