Category Archives: Photography Techniques

Our Images Can Tell a Story

Sometimes we can get so caught up in the act of photographing subject birds that we forget that our images can tell a story. This short article features a small selection of photographs that (hopefully) illustrate that images can tell a story… even with common birds like gulls.

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Photographing a Perched Raptor

This article discusses photographing a perched raptor, outlines various composition considerations, and shares some photographs to illustrate issues. It is important to keep in mind that the subject bird featured in this article did not change its perched position.

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Learning to See More

As photographers… and as human beings… learning to see more is an important skill that helps to transform how we experience the world around us. From a photographic standpoint, it has always fascinated me how differently people can capture the world around them, even when standing right next to another photographer.

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Reach and Buffer

This article discusses the importance of reach and buffer when photographing birds-in-flight, and features 24 consecutive handheld images. All photographs were captured using an E-M1X fitted with an M.Zuiko 100-400 mm f/5-6.3 IS and M.Zuiko MC-14 teleconverter.

The photographs displayed in this article are a part of an AF-C +TR with Bird Detection AI run comprising a total of 33 images. The article begins at frame 9 of that run.

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Bird Photography Settings

Over the past while I’ve had a number of emails from readers asking me to write an article on my bird photography settings. To be honest I’ve avoided writing this kind of article in the past simply because the choice of camera settings is a very personal decision.

The way that each of us set up and use our cameras can vary significantly, based on our personal shooting style, and the equipment that we happen to own. When it comes to bird photography settings, significant differences can exist between photographers even when using the exact same camera.

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Photographing Killdeer in Cuba

This article discusses photographing killdeer in Cuba and shares a selection of handheld images of killdeer along a stream. Killdeer are a member of the plover family and are found extensively throughout North America, Central America and the Caribbean.

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