"Wildlife Photography: is it all Big Budget Kit & sitting in Blinds?"

Red Kite
Osprey Fishing
Deer Crossing
Pelican
Red Deer Stag
Buzzard
Little Owl
Grey Seal
Heron
Barbary Macaque
Dolphin

Depth of Field in Wildlife Photography.

What is it? Aperture comparisons and how to create zone of sharpness effects in photoshop.

Bird Photography. Backyard birds, flight photos and using blinds.

Black and White Photography. Thinking without color and black and white editing effects

Lightroom and Photoshop.

Tutorials and the best plugins.

Equipment.

The best lenses tripods and accessories for wildlife photography

Macro photography.

 Close ups of flowers, dragonflies and more...


If you love being outdoors and seeing wildlife then you're at step one of Wildlife photography.

It's easy to be intimidated by the pros; some of them spend days in a blind to get a shot of a rare bird. They have the latest camera which costs as much as a small car... and that's before the lenses are added! With this dedication they supply us with awe inspiring images. They connect people with nature. Nature photography is open to all of us though;

  • I do not sit for hours on end in blinds and yet have still had some amazing wildlife experiences. 
  • My second hand camera is what the pros were using fifteen years ago. My most expensive lens was also bought used. 
  • I do not live in a wildlife hot spot... 

but I do photograph wonderful wildlife and I love it!

If it wasn't for getting into nature photography I would never have seen some great natural spectacles. Like thousands upon thousands of starlings casting a shadow over a lake.

If its a common subject...

 ....it can still end up an uncommon image

Nine times out of ten the swan image on the left is what you'd see driving past this example place. A featureless field with some swans feeding. The second image is the same species of animal at the same fields. The trick with nature photography is capturing the one time out of ten moment when something extraordinary is happening. 

The image below is a record shot of some deer. I was out with the camera and some deer happened to be there.

The process of going from this:

to this:

is so much fun! 

That image came after many failed attempts from a planned position. Each time you fail you learn something new; where the deer hinds like to graze, the lighting of the site and don't trust British weather forecasters. 

Everything I talk to you about I'll share photographic examples on it. Take depth of field, it confuses a lot of people. It’s easy to fall into geek territory and before you know it you’re squinting at equations on hyperfocal distance. Instead of jargon and charts how about using reindeers?

What's in the bag?

I’ll tell you what’s in my camera bag and why. I shoot everything from tiny insects to birds in flight so there’s a range of stuff in there. We’d all like to have an 800mm lens if we could afford one but what are the best bang-for-buck lenses?

Lightroom and photoshop time savers

The image making process does not end after pressing the shutter button. We'll look at powerful processing effects in little time. I’m sure we’d rather be outside creating images of wildlife than getting square eyes in front of a computer screen. If you haven't got these software programs don't worry, that's covered too.

Have you got a backyard?

If you have room for a pot plant that's all the space you need to create an image!

The butterfly is not fussy as long as it gets the nectar.

Some of our most photogenic beautiful birds are backyard visitors. They would be highly treasured and sought after if their numbers were rare.

So if you want to see photos of lions from expensive safaris or sea turtles from the Galapagos islands then you’ve come to the wrong place (unless I win the lottery). If you want to celebrate the nature that is accessible to all of us then stay, 

have a peek around...

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