Tips and How-Tos

Six Tips for Photographing Birds from Boats

— For stunning shots of alcids and other ocean-loving species, get in their element.
The large number of Atlantic Puffins that call Machias Seal Island home has made it a popular destination for photographers. Christopher Ciccone

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

— They're big, they're back, and the camera loves them.
Hooded Merganser. Dan Walters

Flirting Ducks Make for Fun Photos

— Want to get an entertaining shot? Try capturing these courtship displays.
Bald Eagle, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Utah Mia McPherson

Five Hotspots for Photographing Bald Eagles

— The pros tell us about their favorite places to shoot Baldies.

The Dos and Don’ts of Editing Bird Photos

— End up with the best image possible—without compromising its integrity.
Flock of Northern Pintails and Mallards. Nikhil Bahl

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

— Capturing in-flight images of speeding ducks is challenging and rewarding. Follow these tips to land those shots.
Lesser Scaup. Michael Milicia

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

— Do you want to capture a bird's every dip and call? Learn to break in the video mode on your digital camera.