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

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

How to set up a hide

Hides, or blinds as they’re known in the United States, come in a range of shapes, sizes and camouflage patterns to match the surroundings. Manufactured from lightweight material, standard ‘pop-up’ hides pack down into small bags and are easy to transport.

Good quality hides offer multiple windows, each of which is covered by scrim netting so that you can see out, but animals can’t see in. The hides usually include a slit underneath the main window, which can be use to  push a tripod leg through, or to get an interesting low-level shot.

How to set up a hide for wildlife photography: step 1

How to set up a hide for wildlife photography: step 2

How to set up a hide for wildlife photography: step 6

How to set up a hide for wildlife photography: step 7

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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