The Ultimate Wildlife Photography Tutorial By Robert Andersen 384 CommentsLast Updated On April 17, 2020«1. The Importance of Light and Weather2. Lens Selection3. Patience, Timing and Persistence4. Blinds, Locations and Animal Behavior5. Weather, Water and Light6. The Importance of the Subject and the Environment7. Photo Selection8. Hand-holding vs Tripods and Gimbals9. Telling a Story10. Maximizing Opportunities11. Go to the Park12. Ask Questions First, Shoot Later13. Take a Kid Shooting14. Reader Comments»
No words can explain what the photograph can do to connect that moment to the viewers. I fully agree with you and like the honesty of the words you have said here. Further, your suggestion to share our passion and the time to spend with the kids was an eye opener to me. Really, liked your article and thank you.
Hi Robert! Would you be able to recommend any gear for bayou environments, such as boots and insect deterrents? Thank you for sharing your passion and instruction!
Very nice article, well written and we perfectly feel ground experience talking :)
one point : why taking care of WB if shooting raw during the golden hour ?
Robert, I have just recently started with wildlife photography and I found this article truly inspiring; I feel highly identified with all you wrote about all the feelings you describe in the article.
If you are shooting on a 600mm focal length and a shutter speed of 160, how is it possible to have a clear image when you are capturing wildlife handheld? What white balances do you recommend during magic hour with a Nikon Full frame camera?
Hi, Great Post. I really appreciate your blog post. Thanks for sharing.
I am so much enlightened and encouraged by going through this article and almost all the articles in Photography Life.
I find articles by Nasim Mansurov, Spensor Cox so lucid and easy to understand and follow.
I have Nikon D3300 with AF-P 18-55mm, AF-P 70-300mm and AF-S 35mm f/2.8 lenses. I am an amateur photographer. I wonder how Robert was able to shoot such magnificent photographs of birds and wild animals !!
Wish all the PL teams all the best.
Please keep writing for the beginners and amateurs….
Good night !!
Awesome blog! Thanks for posting and keep sharing such helpful blogs.
Thanks so very much for sharing your enthusiasm and expertise. An important message is the accrual of Experience cannot be fast tracked :-) Beautiful images and you exhibit impressive proficiency with the Nikkor 600 on FX cameras. I use the 300 f2.8 with TC’s on either a Nikon Df and D500 , where the DX format confers narrower fields of view.
I work mainly in central and southern Africa, where all these principles apply, albeit it pays to be extra aware when privileged to walk in habitats still populated by large mammals. I have found working regular beats, so returning to “focal nodes” reaps dividends. So one can revisit organisms that use a patch of habit, where their occurrences are timed to particular seasons.
Beautiful photographs. I was reading this article and at almost every photo I got up and showed my wife your incredible work. It’s inspirational to see what you have done. Thanks for penning this excellent article and for sharing your wonderful photos.
very nice compliment, I try hard and one day when I get rid of the day job, I can spend more time on photography :)