Prac­ti­cal con­sid­er­a­tions of work­ing from a hide

What fac­tors should you be aware of in or­der to be as pre­pared as pos­si­ble to pho­to­graph your cho­sen sub­ject?

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1 FIND THE BEST LO­CA­TION

Find a lo­ca­tion where you can pho­to­graph your tar­get species with min­i­mal dis­tur­bance, and make sure you have the landowner’s per­mis­sion. choose a hide that best suits your needs.

2 GET THE LIGHT RIGHT

un­der­stand­ing the light at your lo­ca­tion is vi­tal and should be the first thing you con­sider. Gen­er­ally, a north-fac­ing view is best as the sun moves from east to west through the day.

3 KNOW YOUR SUB­JECT

sub­ject knowl­edge is key to mak­ing the most of a hide, and this in­cludes where an an­i­mal is likely to be or how it can be en­cour­aged into a good po­si­tion for your en­vi­sioned im­age.

4 CON­SIDER FIELD OF VIEW

Most hides have a lim­ited out­look so this should be con­sid­ered along with the set­ting and back­ground. Of­ten you will hear your sub­ject be­fore it comes into view.

5 DIY

some­times you will have to con­struct your own hide from ma­te­ri­als at the lo­ca­tion. This might be due to lim­ited space or sim­ply be­cause it’s the most prac­ti­cal so­lu­tion.

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