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5 Great Pet Portrait Photography Tips
Want to Take better Pet portraits? Its estimated we take a whopping 260 images of our pets a year. Here is how to improve your pet photography.
See ==> http://www.my-photo-school.com/2015/04/24/pet-photography-its-never-been-more-popular/
5 Great Pet Portrait Photography Tips As a photography journalist I get to see a lot of rather tenuous surveys from PR companies hoping to get column inches for their clients, but one from the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) recently caught my eye. NOAH, a trade body for animal medicine in the UK, surveyed 2,000 pet owners across the country. They discovered that the average pet owner takes a whopping 260 images of their pet a year! Even...
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Close Ups - Moving Subjects

When photographing something like this bee you can't really use a tripod as they don't stay still for more than a few seconds at the most. I got this little guy with my macro lens. The best way to focus the camera, instead of trying to twist the lens barrel or use auto focus, is just to rock backwards and forwards on your feet. The depth of field is so shallow that the slightest movement will throw the subject out of focus. Be prepared for quite a few out of focus failures when you try to do this. You usually find that, just as you've got everything set up just right, he moves to another flower.
As you can see, I couldn't get the whole bee in focus, I was shooting at f5.0, so I went for the foreground and the eye as being the most important parts of the picture.

Tutorial Source: http://www.geofflawrence.com/closeups.html

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Yep me too, but as long as you get one or two in focus that's all that matters.
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Insights and tips about wildlife photography and beuatiful animals shots from photographer Christoph Taenzer
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FINISH … my new article "The Nikon D810 and the new Nikon AF-S Nikkor 400mm 1:2,8 E FL ED VR lens in a practical test in Eastafrica". Is this the dreamteam for us Wildlife photographer?
Read here the new article http://www.serengeti-wildlife.com/nikon-d810-und-das-neue-af-s-nikkor-400mm-in-ostafrika

At the moment, the article are only available in German, you can download this article in its original print layout as 200 DPI PDF. 

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WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY

One area of photography that requires a high degree of specialization is #Wildlife Photography. The type of equipment that is deemed necessary to carry out this endeavor bears this out. A good camera, while important, is probably not the most important piece of equipment in the wildlife photographer's arsenal. Perhaps the most important piece of equipment is a good and fast long telephoto lens. Often the subject the photographer is shooting will be at distances too great to capture with a normal or even short telephoto lens. With a long telephoto lens the #photographer is able to place him or herself at such a distance to where the subject is not frightened or disturbed. High quality, fast telephoto lens can cost a great deal of money. Therefore it is better to start with a good telephoto lens in the medium price range. If the subject being photographed is somewhat stationary, it might be a good idea to use a tripod or even a mono-pod. A mono-pod has the advantage over a tripod it that the camera can remain attached to the mono-pod and be moved from place to place and put in position to shoot quickly. Normally when shooting wildlife you will want to isolate the subject from its background. This requires the use of a large aperture to blur the background. Depending on the subject, capturing a bird or animal at the "peak of action" is also very important. An example would be where an eagle is feeding her young. You would want to capture the event as the eagle passes the food from its beak to the young. One way to boast your chances of capturing the scene at the peak of action if to use your camera's motor drive or, what is known as, continuous shooting. In continuous mode, the camera fires off a burst of shots, perhaps 3 per second. Hopefully, one or more in the series will capture the scene just as you would have wanted.

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Sachin Ghodke

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Top 5 Tips for Wildlife Photography

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# WildlifePhotography #Photography

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Ian Browne

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Bird photography secrets

And question: what is considered as a fair 'donation' for a book like this?
IMO if we start to read the book we should pay something for it as we would be expected to do in a walk book store
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Light in the Darkness - the difference between good and outstanding images 
Light is the cornerstone of all photography, and the search for perfect light is a large part of every photographer's lifelong search for the perfect image. Although the perfect image probably doesn't exist, we all still want to get as near as possible to the myth. A big step in the right direction involves finding unusual situations in which a subject appears especially radiant or particularly well highlighted. When we are photographing nature or wildlife, this "special" type of light occurs in the early morning, shortly before and after sunrise, and in the evening around sunset. Dramatic changes in weather are often accompanied by unusual light, and a brewing storm always produces a unique visual mood. In contrast, perfect "vacation weather" with bright sunshine and blue sky is not always a wildlife photographer's best friend .... 

Read and see my article for better pictures in Africa my Googl+ friends

#africa   #wildlife   #wildlifephotography   #photographytips  
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Check your equipment for zoo diving.

3D - Cologne - Zoo: Finding Nemo - YT3D
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Christoph Overkott

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Don't look at animals but look them into the eyes.

3D - Bonn - Zoological Museum Koenig - YT3D
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Photography_Tips #4
Composition - Using Diagonals

Setting your subject matter on a diagonal will almost always make for a more dynamic picture. Even if this is an invisible diagonal that draws your eye between two points. Move around the subject (not too close in the case of my crocodiles) and look for a diagonal.

The art of good composition is first of all choosing the right viewpoint, then placing the main elements where you want them in the frame and finally making sure that the cropping is to your liking, make sure that there is nothing untidy at the edge of the picture.

Tutorial Source: http://www.geofflawrence.com/composition.html

#photographytips #phototips #composition #diagonals #viewpoint #framing  
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Using a compact system camera for wildlife photography

Compact system cameras are absolutely ideal for wildlife photography for a number of reasons, and not just because they’re generally cheaper than professional DSLRs and lenses. When out on your feet for long periods of time lightweight kit is ideal, and…

#photography #wildlife #csc #compactsystemcamera #lenses #action #sports 
Compact system cameras are absolutely ideal for wildlife photography for a number of reasons, and not just because they’re generally cheaper than professional DSLRs and lenses. When out on your fee...
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Shooting Photographs Through A Fence

Trying to make Photographs through a fence at the zoo can ruin your day, but there is a way. 
Trying to make Photographs through a fence at the zoo can ruin your day, but there is a way. It was in back in March when I visited the Port Lympne Reserve. It's an animal wildlife park in Kent. It's billed as an African Experience and considering you are in Kent in the UK it's pretty good.
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That helps alot.  I wouldn't have thought of the blur layer. Thanks.
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7 factors for Tack Sharp Wildlife Images -
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Shoot animals the right way!
Here are our 5 ways to take better photos of animals and pets. Animal photography can be quite challenging. But animals like humans come in a different shapes
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Mayuri Patel

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its really interesting.
Tips To Be A Pro Wildlife Photographer
http://bit.ly/1iMwKtk
Tips To Be A Pro Wildlife Photgrapher - Voniz Articles With the advent of affordable DSLR’s, photography has become one of the latest ‘cool’ all over the world. Having a DSLR and carrying it all around wherever you go is the latest fad
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May I please see what you are seeing? 
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Have you ever tried to photograph a moving object only to find it out of focus?  in this article we explain which focusing mode to used for both stationary and moving objects.

See ==> http://www.my-photo-school.com/2014/06/23/understanding-autofocus-sharper-shots-in-no-time/
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Just to be clear, can I set AF Servo to just a single focus point?
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An American Avocet eats a particle of food in a shallow pool in early morning, Redwood Shores, CA.

One of the best times to capture most birds is early morning, just after sunrise.  At this time, birds are at their busiest gathering food and generally being active.  In addition, you can take advantage and soft morning light and front light your subject (sun at your back), as I have done here.  Finally, wind tends to be low this time of day, giving you great reflection opportunities.  You may be cold and tired, but the photos you bring home will make it all worth it.

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Standing Proud

Tip: When it comes to wildlife, patience makes all the difference between a 'meh' snapshot and a keeper. 

Another shot from a recent trip to #sfzoo, shot with a rented Canon 100-400 f/4-5.6 L lens from #borrowlenses on my first and only outing with this fantastic piece of glass. The zoo is home to a couple of rescued bald eagles, who sadly cannot fly any more, but it doesn't stop them from looking appropriately handsome perched on the trees of Eagle Island. 

I must have taken over 25 shots of this one bird, as it twitched and fidgeted, oblivious to my increasingly aching arms, struggling to hold up a 100-400 lens mounted on a 5D Mark II. While none of them were 'bad', this one finally gave me what I was looking for - accurate focus, perfect pose, and the right exposure. 

Camera/Settings:
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 400mm, 1/1000s, f/5.6, ISO 2000

Processing:
- Very minimal processing in #lightroom4 since I shot this one on an overcast day, giving me a nice even exposure.
- Minor shadow/highlight adjustments to even out exposure, followed by adjustments in white and black levels to increase contrast.
- Sharpening and noise reduction, especially color noise
- Vignetting to focus attention on the bird.

#canonusers #naturephotography #eagles #sfzoo #baldeagle #plusphotoextract #hqspnaturephotography #hqspbirds #wildlifephotography #birding #birdphotography 
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