Composing with creatures
One of the biggest challenges is composing shots effectively. Ideally you want a clear background with no distractions, so the viewer’s eye is drawn to the subject. Throwing the background out of focus helps. It’s also important to leave some space for the subject to be looking into or moving into , and while sometimes a tight crop will work well, on other occasions including more of the environment in the shot, with the subject relatively small in the frame, can make a more powerful image.
When I’m out on photo shoots I generally use my Nikon D800 plus Nikon 300mm f/4 lens and 1.4x teleconverter. The D800’s 36 megapixels enable me to capture photos that hold masses of detail, and my husband and