The N-Photo experts say…
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.
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.
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.
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.