Tips and How-Tos

Use Your Photography to Support and Advance Conservation

Use Your Photography to Support and Advance Conservation

— 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

Use a Remote Trigger to Get Your Camera Closer to Birds

— 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

Get Started With Camera Traps to Nab Unusual Bird Photos

— Change your viewpoint with technology that snaps the shutter for you.
Tips for Taking Great Bird Photos From the Comfort of Your Car

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

— Photographer Diana Whiting has found birds are surprisingly acclimated to vehicles. Here she provides pointers on shooting from the front seat.
How to Capture the Splash Effect at Your Bird Bath or Fountain

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

— Freeze water droplets in mid-air to create dramatic bird photography.
How to Set Up the Perfect Perch for Backyard Bird Photography

How to Set Up the Perfect Perch for Backyard Bird Photography

— These tips will get you and your subject in position for a great image.
Pigeons Are Beautiful, so Start Photographing Them

Pigeons Are Beautiful, so Start Photographing Them

— Photographer Andrew Garn shares his tips for capturing these underrated urban stalwarts in all of their iridescent glory.
Six Tips for Photographing Birds from Boats

Six Tips for Photographing Birds from Boats

— For stunning shots of alcids and other ocean-loving species, get in their element.
Five Hotspots for Photographing Puffins, Murres, Auklets, and More

Five Hotspots for Photographing Puffins, Murres, Auklets, and More

— Late spring and summer is the best time of year to capture the so-called “penguins of the north,” even if it takes a bit of travel.
Six Tips for Photographing Bald Eagles

Six Tips for Photographing Bald Eagles

— They're big, they're back, and the camera loves them.
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