Learning to photograph Animals

Animals are a tricky subject for any photographer, even the most experienced one. They can be so enjoyable and rewarding to capture on camera though, so animal photography is a skill that lots of people want to pick up. Here are our top tips for creating beautiful images of animals:

  • Be patient. Animals don’t respond to direction like human subjects, especially if they are wild! Learn to sit and wait patiently for the perfect moment. Don’t get frustrated and give up easily.
  • Choose the right mode. A portrait mode can be a lovely touch if you are taking close ups. Often you won’t get the opportunity to be this close though, in which case you may prefer a moving or action mode to get a sharp, clear picture.
  • Use a lens with a good zoom. Animals are shy. Using a lens that focuses on them further away means you’re less likely to disturb them.