Tips and How-Tos

Recording Lots of Bird Videos? Here's What to Do After You Hit Stop
January 26, 2021 — Tara Tanaka, a videographer and judge for the new video category in this year's Audubon Photography Awards, shares her how-to guide for managing video files and key editing tips.
How to Record Great Audio of Birds and Their Environments
January 26, 2021 — To capture clear sounds of birds that you are filming, follow these tips.
Use Blur to Paint With Birds—and Other Creative Avian Photography Strategies
December 19, 2019 — In low light conditions, you can get experimental with your methods to yield fascinating shots.
Use Your Photography to Support and Advance Conservation
July 19, 2019 — Go beyond taking photos of beautiful birds and their fascinating behaviors. Aim to inspire action.
Use a Remote Trigger to Get Your Camera Closer to Birds
April 16, 2019 — Even the best blind won’t help you capture certain shots—but that doesn’t mean you have to give up, writes photographer Mac Stone.
Get Started With Camera Traps to Nab Unusual Bird Photos
April 04, 2019 — Change your viewpoint with technology that snaps the shutter for you.
Tips for Taking Great Bird Photos From the Comfort of Your Car
February 07, 2019 — Photographer Diana Whiting has found birds are surprisingly acclimated to vehicles. Here she provides pointers on shooting from the front seat.
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.
How to Capture the Splash Effect at Your Bird Bath or Fountain
January 03, 2019 — Freeze water droplets in mid-air to create dramatic bird photography.
Pigeons Are Beautiful, so Start Photographing Them
August 22, 2018 — Photographer Andrew Garn shares his tips for capturing these underrated urban stalwarts in all of their iridescent glory.