5 Tips For Getting Started With Wildlife Photography For Beginners
Wildlife Photography
November 30, 2019

There is something about wildlife photography that makes us feel too great about nature. Looking at other living beings, we feel connected to them, and it's merely because we look at the great photographs of them. A photographer has to put tons of effort to click a lively picture while being amongst the wild animals. And all of this takes quite a lot of planning, preparation and practice as a wildlife photographer. So it's not possible that one you straight up pack your cameras and leave for a wildlife safari, in the expectations to click good pictures. You should first get a hold of, how to capture moving animals, and you can do that while you're on your local hike, or moving around in the farms. 

Just like these, in this blog, we are going to explain to you some very important tips to get started with wildlife photography. 


Here Are 5 Amazing Wildlife Photography Tips For Beginners:


1) Know Your Subject:


This is a part of your research and planning. Every time you plan to visit a new place, make sure you research it thoroughly. All the kinds of animals you'll find there, what is the daylight situation etc. Always keep one thing in mind that every animal is different and so is their behavior. And to make peace with the animal, you'll have to first understand what their life consists of. There's obviously not much they do, and their activities are happening in a pattern always. 

So you can read about it online, and once you're on the field, you can observe them first and then try to get into their zone to actually click a photograph.


2) Nothing Is Better Than Eye Level View:


When you get down to eye level, the distance between the subject and the background becomes infinite. Which gives you a better scope of deciding the depth of field in your photograph. While if you click the picture from above (bird eyes view) you'll find out that the background looks very abrupt and it doesn't draw much attention to the subject. To know more about eye level wildlife photography. Check out our blog.

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3) Keep Your Gears Protected:


Wildlife photography is only for those you're ready for some adventure coming along their way. You might need to climb some hills. Trees or even crawl down in the dust to get your perfect shot. And while you do all of this, it's very important that your gears are safe and protected. Or the damage caused will cost you much, unnecessarily. Make sure you always put your lens hood on, when the camera is not in use. I've read about so many wildlife photography stories, where the camera fell down and the lens hood managed to bear all the damage by itself, without destroying the lens at all. 

This might sound very obvious to you, but when you are out there, doing your photography, trivial things like these happen to slip your mind. And accidents don't inform and occur. 


4) There are No Composition Rules Here:


To be very precise, there's no time for you to set your camera for composition and following these rules. So you're always freedom to get whatever you could manage to fit into the frame. It is all about getting the action of the subject right and the image should be sharp and precise. 


5) Nothing Is Risk Worthy:


This is the most important thing, especially for beginners to know that, no photograph is a risk worth your life. Neither is it fair that you disturb the peace and lifestyle of the animals around you. You should always keep in mind that it's you who is a visitor there. And nothing you do should intimidate the animals. The results will not be good for you and even then. 




While you decide to go on your wildlife photography tours, keep these tips in mind and you'll find it much easier to execute your photography tips. And capture some stunning shots in the jungles. 

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