The N-Photo ex­perts say…

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UP THE ISO

When shoot­ing wildlife, the faster the shut­ter speed the bet­ter. If shoot­ing in low light con­di­tions, ramp up your ISO as high as you need, to en­able you to set a faster shut­ter speed. Mod­ern Nikons cope with high-ISO noise ex­tremely well, so there’s no rea­son to fear go­ing up higher.

FIND THE AN­GLE

If you see a nice im­age in front of you but your po­si­tion­ing isn’t quite right, by all means get a quick ref­er­ence shot in case the scene changes. But do al­ways then try to find a bet­ter van­tage point if you can; it might mean the dif­fer­ence be­tween a snap and a stun­ner.

Po­lar­ize the sky

When shoot­ing up­wards it’s of­ten pos­si­ble to deepen the blue of the sky with a cir­cu­lar po­lar­izer. Giv­ing the fil­ter a twist can trans­form washed-out tones into deep, dark blues. Po­lar­iz­ers are also handy for get­ting rid of glare and reflections when shoot­ing wa­ter­fowl.

Bud­get tele­pho­tos

The Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 lens Rebecca used is rel­a­tively in­ex­pen­sive for a su­per-tele­photo lens, com­pared with the f/2.8s and f/4s of this world, which can run into the thou­sands. Those ex­tra f-stops are in­cred­i­bly use­ful, but you can al­ways up the ISO to com­pen­sate.

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