3 Tips for Shooting Better Wildlife Photos

When shooting wildlife photos, it is essential to understand wildlife in order to get the best photos and remain safe. Here are few tips for shooting wildlife photos:

1. Use a Telephoto Lens

It is very important that you stay away from the wildlife you are photographing, so the use of a telephoto lens is highly important. This way, you get the best of the wildlife you are photographing, while not frightening them into sudden movement or endangering yourself.

2. Hide and Use Tripod

If you have a tripod, it is a good idea to use it and if not, try taking a small beanbag with you. This will mean that you aren’t holding the camera in your hands constantly, which are inclined to shake if you hold the camera steady for longer than about 1/75 of a second. Beanbags filled with bird seed are a good way of working, as they are easy to carry and light.

3. ISO Settings

If you are working out in the open, the light will probably be bright, although wildlife is best shot early in the morning or at dusk. This is their normal feeding time so you will see them in action. Adjust your light settings for optimum use using your ISO and aperture settings. ISO of around 800 is a good speed without getting too much noise on the wildlife photos.