Category Archives: Photography

The Best Photography Tips for Bird-Watchers in 2022


Photography Tips for Bird Birding has become a massively popular pastime and photography dovetails well with it. Here are our best tips for how to get great shots of our avian friends. Photographing wild birds is a challenging pursuit. It presents even more hurdles than other wildlife photography: Not only are the birds able to fly […]

10 Tips for Photographing Birds

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A professional photographer, and past Audubon Magazine Photo Awards winner, offers advice for capturing stunning bird shots. Paul Bannick I love to photograph birds. The variety of shapes, sizes, and colors—and what this diversity reveals about species’ adaptations to diverse habitats—makes them fascinating subjects. Yet their lively, often secretive natures make them challenging to shoot. […]

Get Started With Camera Traps to Nab Unusual Bird Photos

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Change your viewpoint with technology that snaps the shutter for you. Do new way for birding hoppy Sometimes, you may see a close-up image of an animal going about its business, seemingly unbothered by a camera, and wonder how in the world the photographer pulled it off. The answer might be a camera trap.  Camera […]

Six Tips for Photographing Birds from Boats

Photographing Birds from Boats

For stunning shots of alcids and other ocean-loving species, get in their element. If you’re looking to photograph puffins, murres, murrelets, guillemots, and auklets on the sea or on perches close to the water, approaching them by boat is the best—and often only—way. Here’s how to get your shot when Photographing Birds from Boats. Choose […]

How to Choose Your Equipment for bird photograph

How to Choose Your Equipment for bird photograph

If you’re just getting into bird photography, the first challenge is finding the right gear. Here’s what you need to know. Bird photography can be a wonderfully satisfying hobby. But it also comes with many challenges, the first of which is choosing the right equipment. Here are the basics tips to choose right equipment for bird […]

How to Get the Right Exposure for Photographing Birds

How to Get the Right Exposure for Photographing Birds

To get the Right Exposure for Photographing Birds you have to Master basic DSLR techniques like f-stops and shutter speeds will make your images stand out. Although digital SLR (DSLR) cameras are the tool of choice for professional bird photographers, beginners are often daunted by the prospect of learning how to operate these complex devices. […]

How to Use Lighting and Angles to Take Better Bird Photos

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Great light and the right perspective can really turn your shot around. Once you’re comfortable with the technical skills involved in operating a digital camera, you can begin to concentrate more on the aesthetic aspects of making works of art featuring birds as subjects. There are a number of established field techniques and rules of thumb […]

Bird Photo How to Compose the Perfect one

How to Compose the Perfect Bird Photo

Follow these three simple tips to capture the best shot possible of bird photo. In the pursuit of making artistic bird photos that everyone can enjoy—both birder and non-birder alike—it’s important to think about the scene as a whole and how the parts of the image relate to each other aesthetically. This is the goal of composition: It’s […]

Birding Ethics & Practical Guidelines (incl. Photography)

Birding Ethics & Practical Guidelines (incl. Photography)

At the center of birdwatching is awe at the beauty and sheer variety of birds. To share this joy with others, we must preserve the birds’ natural environment and behavior. This is the principle behind birding ethics. Whether novice or expert, all birders are expected to abide by this code. What is birding ethics? Birding […]