Wild animal portraits: the best settings and techniques for close-up photos

Wild animal portraits: the best settings and techniques for close-up photos

In this wildlife photography tutorial we’ll show you the key settings and techniques for taking wild animal portraits that are expressive and engaging.

How to capture pictures of birds of prey

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Forget sports, if you want a real test in action photography try shooting pictures of birds of prey in flight.

Wildlife photography hide: how to use camouflage to get closer to animals

Wildlife photography hide: how to use simple camouflage to get closer to animals

In this tutorial we’ll show you how to set up a simple wildlife photography hide and when to use it to get close to wildlife.

Nature photography tips: a subject-by-subject guide to shooting at home

Nature photography tips: a subject-by-subject guide to shooting in your back-yard

The average back garden in bursting with wildlife. In this subject-by-subject guide, nature pro Mark Hamblin explains how to shoot an exciting range of nature photography subjects on your own doorstep. Discover the best techniques, camera settings, light and gear for capturing many popular subjects!

How to photograph flocks of birds: 5 ideas for creative images

How to photograph flocks of birds: 5 ideas for creative images

You don’t need a ridiculously long lens to get beautiful pictures of birds. Wildlife photography expert Mark Hamblin explains how to photograph flocks of birds in five ridiculously creative ways.

Wildlife pictures: 5 classic compositions (and why they work)

Wildlife pictures: 5 classic compositions (and why they work)

From environmental portraits to frame-filling close-ups, we show you five different ways to compose the same subject to create striking wildlife pictures and add variety to your portfolio.

Moving targets: how to plot trajectory and beat camera shake every time

Moving targets: how to plot trajectory and beat camera shake every time

Discover how to photograph moving targets with our handy guide to the best shutter speeds and plotting a subject’s trajectory.

Animal photography: how to set up your camera for expressive portraits

Animal photography: how to set up your camera for expressive portraits

Animal photography is challenging due to your subjects’ sudden movements. But with a bit of patience and the right camera settings you can capture fleeting moments of almost human-like expression and emotion.

Beach photography: where and when to capture stunning wildlife pictures

Beach photography: where and when to capture stunning wildlife pictures

In the second part of our Shoot Like a Pro series on beach photography we explain where and when to photograph coastal wildlife, and some of the great images you can make.

Photo Anatomy: the secret behind Tim Flach’s meticulous animal techniques

Photo Anatomy: the secret behind Tim Flach's carefully planned animal techniques

In our Photo Anatomy series on Digital Camera World we select pictures by famous photographers and explain point by point what makes them work.

In our latest instalment, photographer Tim Flach reveals the ingenious, carefully planned technique that enabled him to create this perfect Afghan Hound shot!