Tips and How-Tos

Four Quick Tips for Photographing Flocks of Ducks

Four Quick Tips for Photographing Flocks of Ducks

— Rafting ducks provide a great opportunity to capture compelling images and group dynamics. Here's how to seize the moment.
How to Take Sharp and Vibrant Photographs of Ducks in Flight

How to Take Sharp and Vibrant Photographs of Ducks in Flight

— Capturing in-flight images of speeding ducks is challenging and rewarding. Follow these tips to land those shots.
How to Take the Best Duck Photos

How to Take the Best Duck Photos

— Some simple tips for capturing compelling images of these special birds.
How to Shoot (Good) Bird Videos with Your Camera

How to Shoot (Good) Bird Videos with Your Camera

— Do you want to capture a bird's every dip and call? Learn to break in the video mode on your digital camera.
Seven of the Best Spots for Photographing Migrant Shorebirds in the U.S.

Seven of the Best Spots for Photographing Migrant Shorebirds in the U.S.

— As Arctic-breeding birds begin making their way south in late summer, some stopover sites provide better photo opportunities than others.
How to Read the Tides for Shorebird Photography

How to Read the Tides for Shorebird Photography

— Understanding how birds behave at different tidal times is key to capturing a truly great image—or even seeing them at all.
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.
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.