10 Pro Secrets For Wildlife Photographers

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Steve

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Want to learn ten rapid-fire wildlife photography tips that'll make your success rate higher (and your life easier) the next time you're in the field? In this video, I'll share ten killer tech tips that every wildlife photographer should know for consistently capturing the best possible images on every outing. Check it out - it's the best 11 minutes you'll spend watching a video this week!

 

MikeJ

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Same here - all excellent tips! I probably need that post-it on the viewfinder to remind me to check settings!
 

Darwin

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Want to learn ten rapid-fire wildlife photography tips that'll make your success rate higher (and your life easier) the next time you're in the field? In this video, I'll share ten killer tech tips that every wildlife photographer should know for consistently capturing the best possible images on every outing. Check it out - it's the best 11 minutes you'll spend watching a video this week!

I like the new background set! Clean, almost looks like a good podcast set 😉!
 

Darwin

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Thanks! Doing it in my office kinda sucked and outdoors is always iffy (I swear our neighbors break out the lawnmower s soon as they see me out there with a tripod), so we did some rearranging and made a dedicated studio :)
You should consider a weekly podcast with questions.
 

Aussie Geoff

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Want to learn ten rapid-fire wildlife photography tips that'll make your success rate higher (and your life easier) the next time you're in the field? In this video, I'll share ten killer tech tips that every wildlife photographer should know for consistently capturing the best possible images on every outing. Check it out - it's the best 11 minutes you'll spend watching a video this week!

Hi Steve and all
The liked the video it is straight to the point and easy to understand, Like the look of the new background some times I think people do these youtube video but have so much going on behind them that you miss what they are saying.

Thanks to your youtube site and E Books I have started taking better photos and found that I am now starting to use the manual setting more, The best thing I have done is move from the D80 to the D500 It makes you think before just clicking away like the old D80 did
 

geoawelch

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Your videos are the best around - honest, to the point, and coming from someone with tons of wildlife/birding experience, not someone just looking for page views.

George
 

Steve

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That's a great example of how an obstruction in the foreground can impact the image. I wouldn't have guessed it until you put that branch in focus.
Thanks :) I was very happy with how that segment turned out :)
 

Patrick M

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On balance it a good video. I did question tip #3 regarding shooting bursts. I think one should still focus on getting a good image rather than shooting a burst and hoping one might be ok.
I get that this wasn’t the intent of the tip, but I do know guys that shoot like this anf wonder why they can’t get a single shot in focus.
 

Steve

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On balance it a good video. I did question tip #3 regarding shooting bursts. I think one should still focus on getting a good image rather than shooting a burst and hoping one might be ok.
I get that this wasn’t the intent of the tip, but I do know guys that shoot like this anf wonder why they can’t get a single shot in focus.
It works well for me as described in the video, but I agree - just shooting like crazy in hopes of getting something good is no way to live. It has to be done purposefully of course.
 

bleirer

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On balance it a good video. I did question tip #3 regarding shooting bursts. I think one should still focus on getting a good image rather than shooting a burst and hoping one might be ok.
I get that this wasn’t the intent of the tip, but I do know guys that shoot like this anf wonder why they can’t get a single shot in focus.
There's a certain probability curve that applies to random things like hands shaking, so many will be around the average but a few will be well below and happily a few well above. So I guess the more you shoot the better chance of getting a couple above.
 

jeffnles1

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Good stuff on the video. Checking the settings, especially any EV +\- has bitten me more than once.
 

RichF

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On balance it a good video. I did question tip #3 regarding shooting bursts. I think one should still focus on getting a good image rather than shooting a burst and hoping one might be ok.
I get that this wasn’t the intent of the tip, but I do know guys that shoot like this anf wonder why they can’t get a single shot in focus.
I shot in burst, not to spray and pray, but I have noticed that an image in the middle of the burst is often sharpest. I imagine if I practiced breath control, etc (like marksmen do) I could get away with a single shot.
 

fcotterill

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Very useful refresher, thank You! One cannot refresh these MR {edit 'Must Remember'] axioms too often.

Might I add a #11 Strive to frame in camera/ Minimize Cropping in post. This is easy to say, but wildlife subjects tend to be too far, shy, fleetingly seen. High resolution FX cameras are more forgiving but provide a thin excuse to crop if image quality is your priority.
 
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