Professional Photographer to the Rescue: animal photography tips for any species
Shot of the Day
“Dave was an excellent Apprentice. He took on board everything I taught him and it shows in this great tiger shot. Dave used an AF point to focus on the tiger’s face, which he deliberately positioned at the left of the frame to give the animal space to move into,” Ben says.
“The long grass in the background gives the shot a natural, wild feel, and by using a wide aperture Dave created a shallow depth of field to keep the focus on the tiger. He also used -2/3 stop of Exposure Compensation to retain detail in the fur and face. All in all, this is a top shot!”
“The tigers were great to photograph because they were much more active than the lions, giving us many different poses for our shots. We circled around this inquisitive tiger in the Land Rover because he was using the long grass to seemingly stalk us. I got this ‘natural habitat’ shot just before we had to wind the windows up. He was getting a bit too close for comfort!”
PAGE 1: Meet our professional photographer and apprentice
PAGE 2: Animal photography tips for during the shoot
PAGE 3: Final tips from our professional photographer
PAGE 4: Our professional photographer’s recommended gear
PAGE 5: Shot of the Day
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on Friday, March 8th, 2013 at 1:00 am under Photography Tips, Wildlife.
Tags: professional photographer, wildlife photography