Melissa Groo

Melissa Groo is a wildlife photographer and writer. She contributes a regular column to Outdoor Photographer magazine, leads private and group photo workshops, and lectures on her art and techniques. See more at

Articles by Melissa Groo

Tips for Being a Responsible Bird Photographer in the Social Media Age
March 22, 2021 — Practices to protect sensitive birds and habitat should continue after photographers and birders click the shutter.
How to Set Up the Perfect Perch for Backyard Bird Photography
January 03, 2019 — These tips will get you and your subject in position for a great image.
When It's Okay (or Not) to Feed Birds
May 24, 2018 — Providing food—for photography or simple enjoyment—can be a thorny issue. For guidance, ask yourself these three questions.
What to Consider When Buying Used Camera Equipment
June 29, 2017 — Itching for some gear but don’t want to shell out the dough for new products? Here’s how to purchase quality used gear.
Dos and Don’ts of Nest Photography
May 12, 2016 — You should always photograph birds responsibly. But you have to be extra responsible during nesting season.
How to Share Your Kids' Photographs
May 12, 2016 — These apps, tools, and tips will connect your budding photographer to a broader community of bird enthusiasts.