Wildlife photography, like landscape photography, is probably the most sought-after genre of photography for nature lovers. Photographers travel to every nook and corner of the world to indulge in this profession or hobby. And they work real hard – being a wildlife photographer means much more than just being able to afford expensive gear.
Birds of prey have fascinated me all my life and to spend two years photographing a variety of owls, hawks and falcons was a dream come true!
The equipment I used mainly for the photography of the birds of prey was basically my Canon 1Dx with a L series Canon 70-200mm and a 7D Mk2 armed with a L series 400mm prime lens. On occasions I would swap lenses between the two cameras depending on the light. The 1Dx performs much better in low light and I used this camera extensively for flight shots in the dense low lit woodland where very high ISO settings were unavoidable to capture the fast moving birds.
The Ultimate Wildlife Photography Tutorial
By Robert Andersen
In this in-depth Wildlife Photography Tutorial, we put together some of the best material we have published to date on photographing wildlife. Most of the information comes from myself (Robert Andersen), but a few extra tips are shared by other talented PL team members like Tom Redd. Instead of creating separate articles on each topic, we thought it would be a good idea to compile everything into a single piece, so that our readers could get the best out of it and have a chance to follow the material in a logical progression. This tutorial is a work in progress and we will be adding more sections in the future, so make sure to bookmark it in your browser!
Backyard Photography is for the Birds
by Olympus Trailblazer Peter Baumgarten
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Bird photography can be exhilarating. However, it presents a number of hurdles to overcome – travel, time, skill level, and cost. Get tips from Olympus Trailblazer Peter Baumgarten that will help you capture some great bird images, all while remaining within quick reach of a fresh cup of coffee.