Tips and How-Tos

Tips and How-Tos

Recording Lots of Bird Videos? Here's What to Do After You Hit Stop

By Tara Tanaka
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.
Tips and How-Tos

How to Record Great Audio of Birds and Their Environments

By Drew Fulton
January 26, 2021 — To capture clear sounds of birds that you are filming, follow these tips.
Tips and How-Tos

Use Blur to Paint With Birds—and Other Creative Avian Photography Strategies

By Faraaz Abdool
December 19, 2019 — In low light conditions, you can get experimental with your methods to yield fascinating shots.
Tips and How-Tos

Use Your Photography to Support and Advance Conservation

By Morgan Heim
July 19, 2019 — Go beyond taking photos of beautiful birds and their fascinating behaviors. Aim to inspire action.
Tips and How-Tos

Use a Remote Trigger to Get Your Camera Closer to Birds

By Mac Stone
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.
Tips and How-Tos

Get Started With Camera Traps to Nab Unusual Bird Photos

By Jen Guyton
April 04, 2019 — Change your viewpoint with technology that snaps the shutter for you.
Tips and How-Tos

Tips for Taking Great Bird Photos From the Comfort of Your Car

By Diana Whiting
February 07, 2019 — Photographer Diana Whiting has found birds are surprisingly acclimated to vehicles. Here she provides pointers on shooting from the front seat.
Tips and How-Tos

How to Capture the Splash Effect at Your Bird Bath or Fountain

By Sandrine Biziaux-Scherson
January 03, 2019 — Freeze water droplets in mid-air to create dramatic bird photography.
Tips and How-Tos

How to Set Up the Perfect Perch for Backyard Bird Photography

By Melissa Groo
January 03, 2019 — These tips will get you and your subject in position for a great image.
Tips and How-Tos

Pigeons Are Beautiful, so Start Photographing Them

By Molly Bennet
August 22, 2018 — Photographer Andrew Garn shares his tips for capturing these underrated urban stalwarts in all of their iridescent glory.