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.

Seaside Photography: how to photograph seabirds like a pro

Seaside Photography: how to photograph seabirds like a pro

Seabird ‘cities’ are the perfect way to improve both your wildlife photography skills and add some diversity to your seaside photography portfolio. In this post we explain how to photograph seabirds to create pictures with real impact.

How to photograph through a fence

Shoot through the fence

In the last of our three posts on improving pictures of birds of prey, we offer one of the simplest and most widely used bird photography tips of them all: how to photograph through a fence and make the wires disappear.

How to photograph birds in flight: practical advice for the non-tech obsessed

How to photograph birds in flight: step 2

In the second-part of our short series of top bird photography tips for taking pictures of birds of prey, we serve up a simple three-step guide to taking pictures of birds in flight.

Bird photography tips: how to shoot pin-sharp pictures of birds of prey

Bird photography tips for perfect bird portraits: step 8

Birds of prey are some of the most exciting wildlife subjects you’ll ever photograph, but their fast movements and the bright sky behind them pose big obstacles for photographers. Over the next three days we plan to offer our best bird photography tips for taking pictures of birds of prey.

In this first instalment we’ll explain how to shoot pin-sharp bird portraits, and our subsequent posts will offer bird photography tips for taking pictures of birds in flight and how to photograph through wire cages.

Photo of the day: 12 August

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Photo of the day: 30 July

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This is a fantastic bird portrait aided by the black background.

How to set up your camera to shoot bird photography

Best camera settings for bird photography

Find out the best camera settings to use for bird photography, whether you’re shooting static birds or seeking pictures of birds in flight.

In pictures: 31 great examples of birds in flight

Sparrow in Flight, by Tibor Jakab

We gave you our top 10 tips for photographing birds in flight, now here’s some inspiration in pictures to get you raring to go out and snap some shots of your own.

Talon-ted Photographers: 10 top tips for pictures of birds in flight

Bird photography tips: 10 ways to get better pictures of birds

Are you having trouble taking decent photos of birds in flight? Don’t worry, it’s a common problem and doesn’t mean you’re not a talon-ted photographer.

From getting an accurate exposure of your subject against all that bright sky to simply being in the right place at the right time, one of the more challenging genres you’ll ever attempt will be bird photography. Tips and techniques abound, but we’ve put together what we believe are the 10 most fundamental rules you should follow when taking pictures of birds in flight.