3 Tips for Digiscope Photography

Digiscope photography is slowly becoming a very popular form of photography. With digiscope photography, you attach an eyepiece and fieldscope to your digital camera so you can get close up photos of distance objects. Many people love to use digiscope photography to capture photos of birds, because they can get crystal clear, zoomed in photos without scaring the bird away. Here are three tips to capture those perfect shots:

1. Use the Right Equipment

The fieldscope is one of the most important aspects of digiscope photography. You want a fieldscope that has an extra low dispersion lows because of the increased chromatic aberration that is produced by those lenses. You will be relying on your eyepiece for magnification, so to get the best digiscoping photos, you should look for a 24 to 30 times wide zoom eyepiece.

2. Use Continuous Capture Mode

If your digital camera does not have a continuous capture mode, you should purchase a digital camera that does. When it comes to digiscope photography, time is of the essence. You can't afford to waste time by allowing your digital camera to display a review of the photo you have taken before you are able to take a new photo. Continuous capture mode allows you to take photos after a one or two second delay.

3. Use the Background to Your Advantage

In many cases, you will achieve better digiscope photography results by not centering your subject in the photo. You should also use the background of your subject as a contrast. For example, if you are trying to photograph a yellow bird, wait for the bird to land in a shady area. The contrast between the yellow and shade makes for a great photo.