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

    | Photography Tips | Wildlife | 11/02/2013 01:00am

    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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    Posted on Monday, February 11th, 2013 at 1:00 am under Photography Tips, Wildlife.

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