Wildlife Photography How To

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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.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 05, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a harrowing wildlife video with a (spoiler alert) happy ending that went viral today. If you haven’t seen it yet, it shows a mother bear and her cub trying to reach the top of a snowy slope. It also offers an important lesson about drone operators not flying their drones too close to wildlife scenes.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Sep 12, 2018  |  0 comments

Shutterbug photographer Jordan Matter is back with a new how-to video, this time giving you three reasons you should seriously consider adding a telephoto zoom lens to your gear bag now. 

Ron Leach  |  Sep 07, 2018  |  0 comments

Bird photographer extraordinaire Tim Boyer is one of our favorite sources of quick, helpful tutorials on capturing great photos of our feathered friends. In the six-minute video below, he provides five simple tips for photographing shorebirds.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 04, 2018  |  0 comments

We love photographer Mark Smith’s wildlife videos not only because they capture nature in action with rich detail, but they also tell a story that’s highly educational. In the below clip, Smith uses the Nikon D850 and D500 DSLRs to record the life or hummingbirds feeding on nectar from thistle plants.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 01, 2018  |  0 comments

Wildlife photographer Peter Haygarth staked out a pride of lions for 15 hours to capture the beautiful and mesmerizing video below of the animals drinking water at night from a reflecting pool. The footage was captured from just 13 feet away at the Zimanga Private game reserve in South Africa.

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