Courtesy of SLR photography’s worldwide availability, more and more people are taking photography as their favorite pastime and hobby. With the growing of photography enthusiasts, people have now begun choosing their own genres of photography; out of which wildlife photography have gained immense popularity and fame. If you love capturing wild animals as well besides venturing out into the woods to get the perfect shot, then the following editing tips would help you better your snaps of the beautiful beasts.
Understand your gear
This might sound quite old, but to be honest, this stands true in all its sense. A great action-filled wildlife moments photography swears on an average based between 5 to 20 seconds. If you are not thoroughly used to the camera settings or the potentiality of your lens, you would either be missing out on the interesting moment, get the snap blown or something else.
- Learn the minimum speed of the shutter, at which you get a clear image with your lens/camera combination.
- Learn the extra margins that your in-lens stabilization and the in-camera has to offer you.
- Learn how rapidly you can toggle between focus modes and focus points.
- Learn at what extent you can push the ISO settings of your camera and still obtain satisfactory results.
To sum it up, you have to be able to make the most, if not everything, of the basic adjustments related to your focus/exposure settings sans raising your eyes from the viewfinder.
Learn your subject
As you might be aware of, most of the wildlife photography relies on photographing the fleeting moments of the natural happenings, it is really worthwhile to be able to forecast the behavior of the subject from beforehand.
Though every species available on Earth possess different behavior pattern, you would know that there are specific patterns of behavior ingrained into every species. Understanding your subject thoroughly can help bring about a difference between being geared up to shoot that ‘golden moment’ and being ready. The only known way to understand their behavior is to stick around with them for hours. Sit with the animals, observe them closely and watch them change their behavior at every second. Patience is what you need to get the best shot.
Work under the golden light
The only advise applicable for wildlife photography is to shoot during the natural light. This inevitably means that you have to wake up early and get down into the fields before the sun rises, and making the most of the afternoon sun thereafter. The midday light is mostly harsh and steals the spunk from the images. The exception being the overcast day when the clouds take up the role of a soft-box to filter out light for an even tone. Since photography is basically about painting with light, you have to learnthe techniques behind using the light to your best advantage. Also, opposite light can lend a different and unique mood to the photograph.
The above-mentioned tips will help you obtain some finest and awesome wildlife photographs. Good luck, capturing the Earth’s treasures-wildlife.