10 common wildlife photography mistakes we’re all guilty of (and how to fix them)

    | Photography Tips | Wildlife | 03/07/2013 00:01am
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    Wildlife Photography Mistakes: 09 Poor lighting

    Try using histograms: underexposed

    Lighting is just as important in wildlife photography as it is when shooting any other subject.

    As a general rule try to avoid shooting when the sun is out and at its highest point in the sky as this will introduce strong highlights and deep shadows.

    Conversely, shooting in flat light can produce dull images.

    Early morning and evening light is often the most attractive and as the sun is low in the sky it illuminates your subject more effectively.

    As always, there are no hard and fast rules. There are some fantastic wildlife shots that have been taken in gloomy, foggy conditions, and in some cases it may be the strong shadows that make the shot.

    The trick is to think about the lighting conditions that you have and work with it, but have the patience to wait for better lighting.

    PAGE 1 – Wildlife Photography Mistakes: 01 Subject too small in the frame
    PAGE 2 – Wildlife Photography Mistakes: 02 Subject not in focus
    PAGE 3 – Wildlife Photography Mistakes: 03 Subject blurred
    PAGE 4 – Wildlife Photography Mistakes: 04 Poor composition
    PAGE 5 – Wildlife Photography Mistakes: 05 Subject looking the wrong way
    PAGE 6 – Wildlife Photography Mistakes: 06 Feeder in view
    PAGE 7 – Wildlife Photography Mistakes: 07 Depth of field too shallow
    PAGE 8 – Wildlife Photography Mistakes: 08 Birds underexposed
    PAGE 9 – Wildlife Photography Mistakes: 09 Poor lighting
    PAGE 10 – Wildlife Photography Mistakes: 10 Subject disturbed

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    Posted on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 at 12:01 am under Photography Tips, Wildlife.

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