Photography

Follow These Pro Tips for Photographing Shorebirds

Follow These Pro Tips for Photographing Shorebirds

— Lisa Franceski has spent eight years shadowing shorebird families at her local beach. Here, she offers her advice for catching intimate shots.
Why Baiting Owls Is Not the Same as Feeding Backyard Birds

Why Baiting Owls Is Not the Same as Feeding Backyard Birds

— Some people question the difference between the two. There is a distinction—and the lives of birds depend on it.
How to Take Exquisite Hummingbird Photos

How to Take Exquisite Hummingbird Photos

— Hummingbirds are excellent subjects for simple or high-tech techniques. Follow these pro tips for capturing the speedy birds in flight and at rest.
How to Master Migrant Warbler Photography

How to Master Migrant Warbler Photography

— Warblers aren't the most cooperative subjects, but they are one of the most beautiful and addictive. Follow this advice to best capture the elusive birds.
How to Photograph White Birds

How to Photograph White Birds

— The brilliant white plumage of some birds can also show exquisite detail. Here are two tricks for capturing both in an image.
Dancing Beak to Beak: Tips for Photographing Avian Courtship

Dancing Beak to Beak: Tips for Photographing Avian Courtship

— Romantic avian rituals are as alluring for photographers as they are for birds. Here's what to watch for so that you can capture the moment.
Here's How to Prepare for a Bird Photography Trip

Here's How to Prepare for a Bird Photography Trip

— To capture truly great shots, you need to go where the birds are. Follow these tips to make sure your excursion pays off.
Learn to Photograph Leks From an Expert

Learn to Photograph Leks From an Expert

— The springtime dance battles of grouse and other species are irresistible camera fodder. Photographer Noppadol Paothong explains how to nail your shot without disturbing the delicate mating ritual.
See One of the World’s Coolest, Most Specialized Raptors in Action

See One of the World’s Coolest, Most Specialized Raptors in Action

— Snail Kite numbers in Florida dipped to a worrying low a decade ago. Since then, an influx of exotic snails has helped the endangered birds rebound.
Want to Shoot Intimate Bird Portraits? Try a Portable Blind

Want to Shoot Intimate Bird Portraits? Try a Portable Blind

— Disappear in plain sight with one of these four types of camouflaged hides.