Are you frustrated by the quality of your bird photos, or are you looking to try bird photography for the first time? Look no further than this latest infographic in our photography cheat sheet series.
With spring in full swing, now is the perfect time to get out into your garden or local park and start taking pictures of birds. But for your bird photos to be successful you need to first decide what sort of shot you’re after.
In the photography cheat sheet below we’ve picked four of the most common situations in which you might take pictures of birds and show you how to master them. We’ve done this by crafting a handy little flow chart to get you from start to finish of each of the four scenarios, whether you’re camped out in a hide, visiting your local zoo or shooting from your living room window.
Below are charts illustrating how to get great shots of captive birds, static birds, flying birds and flocks of birds (see 10 tips for photographing birds in flight – or if you want some further inspiration, check out this gallery of 31 amazing pictures of birds in flight).
Simply drag and drop this infographic on to your deskto to save as a handy reference the next time you’re in a fowl mood about your bird photos (sorry).
Download Part 1 of the hi-res version of this cheat sheet
Download Part 2 of the hi-res version of this cheat sheet
Download Part 3 of the hi-res version of this cheat sheet
Download Part 4 of the hi-res version of this cheat sheet
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