Tips and How-To's

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.
How to Compose the Perfect Bird Photo

How to Compose the Perfect Bird Photo

— Follow these three simple tips to capture the best shot possible.
Seven Spring Hotspots for Warbler Photography

Seven Spring Hotspots for Warbler Photography

— Migrant traps aren't just a boon to birds—they put photographers in a sweet spot too.
Let a Pro Teach You How to Take Great Owl Photos

Let a Pro Teach You How to Take Great Owl Photos

— Paul Bannick has spent a decade photographing owls for his latest book. Here’s why he loves them—and what he’s learned.
Why You Need to Start Digiscoping

Why You Need to Start Digiscoping

— Add a camera or a cellphone to a scope and discover a whole new way of documenting nature. Here are some tips to get started.
Five Handy Tricks for Photographing Raptors in Flight

Five Handy Tricks for Photographing Raptors in Flight

— Not sure where to start? These quick tips will help you master the technique.