Tips and How-To's

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.
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.
How to Photograph Raptors From a Car

How to Photograph Raptors From a Car

— If you want to get close to birds of prey, your best bet may be a mobile blind.
How to Use Lighting and Angles to Take Better Bird Photos

How to Use Lighting and Angles to Take Better Bird Photos

— Great light and the right perspective can really turn your shot around.
Photographing Birds From a Boat: A Guide to the Basics

Photographing Birds From a Boat: A Guide to the Basics

— For a whole new perspective, try a trip where you float.
How to Get the Right Exposure for Photographing Birds

How to Get the Right Exposure for Photographing Birds

— Mastering basic DSLR techniques like f-stops and shutter speeds will make your images stand out.
How to Choose Your Equipment

How to Choose Your Equipment

— If you’re just getting into bird photography, the first challenge is finding the right gear. Here’s what you need to know.
How to Photograph Birds With a Smartphone

How to Photograph Birds With a Smartphone

— You already own a powerful tool for snapping birds. Here’s how to make the most of it.