Wildlife photography made easy: simple techniques for pro-quality pictures

Wildlife photography made easy: simple techniques for pro-quality pictures

How to shoot from a car window

How to shoot from a car

Image by Mark Hamblin

Animals are often more approachable when you’re in a vehicle, as illustrated by this shot of red deer taken in Scotland by regular contributor Mark Hamblin.

Instead of trying to set up a tripod in your car, use a beanbag or door clamp to support your lens. Turn off your engine too, to prevent its vibrations from blurring the shot.

How to shoot wildlife photography from your car

It also helps to have a passenger with you to help spot potential subjects in fields or hedgerows. Be prepared to wait for the animals to get accustomed to your presence, because they may be initially spooked when you roll up.

PAGE 1: How to shoot garden wildlife photography
PAGE 2: Best camera settings for garden wildlife photography
PAGE 3: How to set up a feeding station
PAGE 4: Choosing the right wildlife photography location
PAGE 5: Look for frozen water
PAGE 6: Getting the best results from long lenses
PAGE 7: Why you want to get close to animals
PAGE 8: Key techniques for getting close to wildlife
PAGE 9: How to set up a hide
PAGE 10: How to shoot from a car window
PAGE 11: Wildlife photography in iconic locations
PAGE 12: Don’t forget the basics of wildlife photography
PAGE 13: How to protect your gear

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