The N-Photo ex­perts say…

NPhoto - - Over To You -

Get down

Get­ting down low is your best op­tion when pho­tograph­ing wildlife. By get­ting eye-level with your sub­ject you cre­ate a sense of in­ti­macy with the an­i­mal. This can help to draw view­ers into your im­age and iden­tify with the sub­ject.

BE pa­tient

A lot of wildlife pho­tog­ra­phy is all about wait­ing – ei­ther for the weather to change, the an­i­mal to show up, or just for a bet­ter po­si­tion to pho­to­graph from. What­ever comes up, you’ll most likely find your­self hang­ing around, but try to stay alert and re­main pos­i­tive.

Go long

Us­ing a long tele­photo lens en­ables you to zoom in tight on your sub­ject, mean­ing you won’t have to crop later in edit­ing soft­ware. This is in­valu­able as it pre­serves as much res­o­lu­tion as pos­si­ble, mak­ing the im­age more de­tailed and de­fined.

Crop in

A DX crop-sen­sor body is pop­u­lar among wildlife pho­tog­ra­phers that need ex­tra reach. The 1.5x in­crease in fo­cal length, due to the smaller sen­sor size, means you get a 50% in­crease in your sub­ject’s size in the frame, mak­ing shoot­ing from afar eas­ier.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.