A commercial Wildlife photographer, Chris McLennan has spent the last 20 years traveling around the world capturing various wildlife locations. In this video, he shares several key things you should follow to ensure a successfully prominent wildlife photograph.
Some of the key points in the video for best wildlife photography are:
- When capturing wildlife photography, the key thing is to research and learn about the subjects you want to shoot (time of day they’re active, feeding times, safety issues, etc.) The more information you have, the more luck you have on getting that perfect shot.
- Stay undercover as much as possible.
- Patience is key. waiting for that perfect moment may take hours and may only last seconds. So be patient, and stay alert.
- You do not have to travel far for great wildlife photography. Try finding wildlife around your home and you’ll be surprised at how many interesting creatures you may find.
- Planning is a must. Plan out the time of day and what you want to achieve in the photo shoot before going into the field.
- Don’t be afraid to experiment. It may be easy to get a well-lit frontal shot of the subjects, but experiment with backlighting and side lighting for more unique results.
- You don’t need fancy expensive cameras to take nice wildlife photos. You can have fun and get interesting results with any type of DSLRs.
- Different lenses can be used for wildlife photography, depending on the effect you want. Macros are great for detailed photographs of bugs. Telephoto lenses are great for photographing wildlife at their natural state without disrupting their activities.
- Large apertures are great for action shots. But sometimes, this may not be what you want. Try small apertures for detailed landscape views.
- Photography is all about your own personal expressions. Get out there and experiment with different angles.
- Last but not least, the best advice for anyone starting out in photography, do not pigeon hole yourself and shoot what everyone else shoots. Shoot what you want to shoot and the masterpieces will flow naturally.