These are the Top 10 Photography Tips specifically for Wildlife Photography.
Klaus Tiedge is German born South African Resident who has build his Pride of Africa Fine art (Limited Edition) Photographic Collection from his many travels into Africa.
On his most recent trip to the Maasai Mara he took a few moments to share his top 10 tips for wildlife photography with you. Here they are again:
Tip 1 – Capture the Story
It is very important to document the story a picture. What happened before during and after the picture was taken? Write it down so that you can share it when you publish your work.
Tip 2 – Practice Patience
You need to get comfortable with waiting. Its hard work when you need to be on standby for a moment that goes by in a flash. Make sure you have snacks and drinks and practice patience as much as you can.
Tip 3 – Respect the Aninimals
Be quiet. Be Still. You are in the animals world now. Fast movements distract the animals and can ruin a great picture.
Tip 4 – Golden Hour
The best light is always in the morning and evening. Make sure to spend most of your time out during dusk and dawn. The animals are also more active at this time.
Tip 5 – Double back up
When you out in nature make sure to back up everything twice and keep the harddrive apart for maximum safety.
Tip 6 – Shoot for yourself
Don’t forget to play and have fun. There can be a lot of pressure to get the shot in the small window you are given. But just remember that this is something for you, not a boss.
Tip 7 – Capture the habitat
Including the habitat means you are telling more of the story. Where are the animals? It is also a way to add more levels into the picture.
Tip 8 – Angle to subject
Get a low angle. This is the most important thing to me. Get the camera in eye-line with the animals (or below) Low angle always wins.
Tip 9 – Bean Bags
Bean Bags are more versatile than a tripod. you can jump around and reset the frame easily.
Tip 10 – Don’t wait for inspiration
The best way to stay inspired is to keep working. Head out and be inspired by yourself. Waiting for the right conditions is not going to cut it.
Bonus Tip – Get a good guide.
A well connected guide with good 4×4 skills can make or break a wildlife photographer. Find someone to team up with long term.
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my name is Jose tika and I'm a wildlife fine art photographer I would like to share my top ten photography tips with you just write down the story because every wonderful picture has a story so write it down what happened before during and after and share it share it with your audience this is very important spirit of discovery we captured here exactly a dislocation tip number two you have to practice patience patience can take days to take the right picture patience is very important to me you have to be comfortable with this I mean just put yourself in a nice position you can have some cookies or some tea just to relax but be prepared if they jump up I mean you must jump up tip number three very important respect there be quiet give them space don't make warrants too quick very easy you can destroy a nice picture by quick active mortals tip number four is the light I mean morning light and evening like obviously is the best life is fantastic that's why we left this morning at five o'clock tip number five very simple but very very important to just backup your files when you come back from the Safari put it on one hard drive and on an extra hard drive so that you have at least two backups and also try to keep them separate not in the one back just one hide them in a tent somewhere and the other one is always with you another very important tip is just shoot for yourself I mean you should enjoy it you should enjoy your work don't I mean I understand that there's always a lot of pressure and time pressure especially because the Sun is setting in five minutes not good but the result will show when you enjoy it and when you're inspired by by your heart tip number seven capture the habitat here I shot a nice picture which actually shows the whole scenery I mean you have lots of different layers foreground background and it shows it all with wildlife photography it's not always only about the animal sometimes it's also quite important to include the habitats the landscape here's the river or a tree or just fill the grass with some clouds where do they sleep where do they live where do they eat where they hunt this is important for something to pave the angle to the subject for me is very important I want to have a low angle I want to be an eyeline at least with a line or if possible even lower how do you do this you have to go out of the car or you have to open the door and get low as low as possible tip number 9 beanbag I trust in my beanbags I prefer the much more than any other tripod because sometimes you have to jump from down here up here or on the roof or quickly or to the other side and the better beanbag it's very easy and quick tip 10 my last tip for this episode don't sit around and wait for inspiration just go out just go out and doesn't matter what the weather is if it's sunny it's cloudy if it even has a rainy I mean it just makes it more fun and exciting and just learn all of all these things now I mean just go out don't wait for inspirations I mean a bonus tip definitely is the guide I mean the guide is it's worth a lot if he knows the area and if he's well could connect it with all the other guides and if he know how to drive 4×4 I mean this is half of the luck with the photography