5 Quick tips to Improve Your Wildlife Images

Bald eagle with trout.

If you are looking for a fast way to become an amazing wildlife photographer, well, there isn’t one. Amazing wildlife photography takes practice, persistence, and being at the right place at the right time. These 5 quick tips will help you be on your way to capturing better wildlife images, and give you a foundation for becoming a better wildlife photographer. For the sake of ease and clarity, we’ll list the tips in a numbered sequence, and the order doesn’t have anything to do with importance, or lack thereof. Alright, grab your pen and paper. Let’s get started!

Continue reading

Wildlife Photography and Selflessness

Bald eagle catching a fish.

We have all been there. You see an animal that is just minding its own business, not really paying any attention to you. You whip out the camera, and start snapping pictures like the wildlife paparazzi (that’s kind of what wildlife photographers are you know). You chimp on the LCD screen, and say to yourself, “I need to get a little closer.” The next thing you know, you’re walking forward, closing the distance. Click! click!… chimp. “A little closer.” The animal looks up, gives you the metaphorical good-bye gesture (whatever that may be), and flees. You the human, have just negatively influenced the animal because you wanted a good picture, probably to share and get likes on your social media platforms. Unfortunately, I’ve done it too. In fact, I’ve been there more than I care to admit and still have to caution myself.

Continue reading