By starting out in your own backyard, you have the greatest access to your subjects, the best opportunity to influence your environment, and the most amount of time to put your knowledge into practice. The skills and techniques you develop in your own personal wildlife studio can be applied to any other destination you choose in pursuit of all types of wildlife.
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Moose introduces the concepts covered in the class.
There are a number of important characteristics you need to consider in choosing your lenses for photographing wildlife.
As you get further along in your photography you will start to consider acquiring more advanced camera gear.
The background of your photograph is a critical part of telling the story.
Increasing your knowledge about the wildlife in your area will go a long way to inform and improve your photography.
When setting up your wildlife studios you want to pay careful attention to where your subjects will land.
Understanding the effect the quality and quantity of available light has on your subject will inform your decision about whether or not you need to use a flash to make your subject pop.
Once you understand when you should use flash you'll want to be sure to use it correctly and you'll want to practice, practice, practice.
When you commit to a location for practicing don't settle for just one shot. Keep shooting, changing your orientation, and watching for the most interesting moments that unfold before you.
Creating a primary location for your self will give you the greatest opportunity to practice and capture great shots.
Once you've got the photography basics down you might consider shooting at night to see a different set of critters coming out to feed.
A Nikon Legend Behind the Lens, Lexar Elite Photographer, recipient of the John Muir Conservation Award, Research Associate with the Endangered Species Recovery Program, published in over 130 magazines worldwide,…