10 pro tips for amazing wildlife and macro shots

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Wildlife photography can be one of the most challenging genres the medium has to offer, and add to that macro – where close focusing amplifies any minor vibrations or movements – and you have no easy task on your hands.

That said, wildlife photography can be incredibly rewarding and there's no better feeling than when you've finally got the shot after long days waiting for the right moment, or even weeks, months and years in some cases! 

Oliver Wright

Based in Garforth, Leeds, England, Oliver has embraced Canon’s latest mirrorless full-frame cameras, now shooting fantastic macro imagery of wildlife, plants and flowers with his EOS R5. A climbing accident back in 2010 was the catalyst for Oliver realizing his passion for photography, in particular wildlife. Oliver now runs events with Canon and promotional videos. He’s the perfect pro to teach Peter about macro and wildlife photography.

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Dan Mold
Deputy Editor

Deputy Editor on PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, Dan also brings his technical wizardry and editing skills to Digital Camera World. He has been writing about all aspects of photography for over 10 years, having previously served as technical writer and technical editor for Practical Photography magazine, as well as Photoshop editor on Digital Photo

Dan is an Adobe-certified Photoshop guru, making him officially a beast at post-processing – so he’s the perfect person to share tips and tricks both in-camera and in post. Able to shoot all genres, Dan provides news, techniques and tutorials on everything from portraits and landscapes to macro and wildlife, helping photographers get the most out of their cameras, lenses, filters, lighting, tripods, and, of course, editing software.