How to Improve Your Nature and Wildlife Photography

Nature and wildlife photography can be some of the most rewarding, but at the same time also throws up among the most challenges of any type of photography. We have put together a group of special resources to help you up your game when it comes to getting great shots
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12 Great Online Tutorials on Wildlife Photography – Shooting wildlife can be some of the most exhilarating photographic experiences of your life, it can also be downright frustrating and boring. Wildlife photography doesn’t need to happen on a safari in Africa, you can do it in local parks and wooded areas, but there is a lot to know about approaching the area, choosing your gear, setting it up and waiting for the wildlife to come to you, then actually exposing each shot.

10 Tips to Improve Your Wildlife Photography – Wildlife photography can produce spectacular results for the well-prepared photographer. Light Stalking’s award-winning writer, Chase Guttman, takes us through some tips to ensure your own wildlife photographs really pop.

Monkey Business: How to Photograph Monkeys – Monkeys are a hugely fun subject to photograph and can be the subject of some great shots for you. They do, however, present a few challenges for the photographer like any other wild animal (and possibly a few challenges unique to themselves). Lets look at what you will have to think about if you would like to get some good photographs of these cheeky creatures.

The Three Main Challenges of Zoo Photography (and How to Overcome Them) – For a lot of us, a trip to the zoo is going to be one of our few chances in life to photograph some fairly exotic animals from up close. The unfortunate thing is that a Zoo actually presents a fairly challenging shooting environment. Now we have covered zoo photography before, so let’s concentrate on the main challenges and delve a little deeper into what they are and how you can overcome them.

How to Shoot Urban Wildlife (With 10 Very Cute Examples) – Most wildlife photography is shot with a telephoto zoom lens. But urban wildlife photography is about being up close and personal. It is not advisable to try this with all wildlife, as you risk being mauled to death. Fortunately, there are many creatures that live in cities, rely on humans for food and are more or less tame.

25 Unconventional Animal Shots – Animals are perhaps the second most photographed subject matter behind children and families, perhaps because they are so engaging and bring us so much joy. Or perhaps it’s just because they can be funny, make us laugh or just help keep us entertained, animals are a wonderful subject to photograph and to admire in photographs. Enjoy these 25 unconventional, funny and entertaining animal shots.