6 Tips For Capturing High Action In Your Wildlife Photos
Wildlife Photography
December 3, 2019

Just a high-end camera and the lens is not sufficient to capture wildlife photography in the right fashion. To get it right you'll need to practice certain techniques, which will help you in creating better pictures. In this blog, we will focus on some very important tips that will guide you in clicking very sharp and precise wildlife photographs while your subject is in action. 


Here Are 6 Amazing Tips For High Acting In Wildlife Photography 


1) Predict The Behavior Of Your Subject:



Once you are able to predict the behavior, then you'll know what is the next thing that the animal before you is likely to do. You must understand the body language and predicting things will get very easy. Like, how the wild cats take two steps back when they are about to run fast. So if you know how to study that, then you'll know in which direction is the cat planning to run and you can quickly plan the show in your mind. While you do that, always try to capture the action, while the subject is coming towards you or moving. Either of the sides, these are better ways of capturing the action. Rather than shooting something that is moving away from you. 


2) Avoid Using A Tripod:



This is not like a landscape photograph, where you get your own ample time to set the tripod, adjust the camera and settings and hit the shutter. Rather, wildlife photography is very fast, and you have to believe in your instincts. So a tripod is absolutely unnecessary in this case. You should rather rely more on the sturdiness of your own hands, and to move closer with stability, try to walk in baby steps. It always works best, even in the case if eye level wildlife photography. 


3) Avoid Live View:



When using your DSLR for wildlife photography, try avoiding live view, as it flips the images in the mirror and keeping autofocus gets very difficult. You should instead use the viewfinder when things are better off in your control and the image comes out to be sharp despite using hand stability.


4) Always Use Faster Shutter Speed:


If you have enough natural light around you, then go for the fastest shutter speed you can. The faster the shutter speed, the quicker will your camera capture the photograph. It's like freezing the moment in a click. And there's nothing better than having a frozen sharp wildlife photograph, while your subject is in high action. 


5) Use Continuous Focus:



When you use continuous focus, you can easily track the movement of your subject. So your camera and the subject both are moving at the same pace, and even you feel is the right moment, you can hit the shutter and get a perfect click. 


6) Wait For The Subject:



And by that I mean, sometimes it gets very difficult to follow the pace and direction of the subject. So instead of doing that, try to find out in what direction are they going to move. Say if you see a moose, who's likely to move in your right side, instead of following his action, keep the camera directed at a frame from where the running moose might pass. So when it reaches the frame of your camera, you can click the shutter and get your shot. 





I hope these simple tricks help you to get crispy sharp photographs while you stroll on your next wildlife photography project.


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