Wildlife Photography Tips from an Expert

Improve your photos by getting closer to wildlife
By Bob Gress
Published: August 1, 2012
Northern Cardinal Bob Gress
Northern Cardinals are common yard birds in much of the U.S. This male appreciates a cooling bird bath.
Photo by Bob Gress
All cameras help us capture special wildlife memories. Whether you use a point-and-shoot or a complicated digital single-lens-reflex (DSLR) camera, the challenges for capturing these images are similar. If you’ve spent time photographing wildlife, you know the difficulty of getting close enough for good images. Whether it’s an insect in the garden, a bird at the feeder, or a red fox in the cabin yard, getting the subject to fill the frame may be a photographer’s greatest challenge. Here are some practical tips and techniques to bring you closer to wildlife, and to bring wildlife closer to you.
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