Capturing Wildlife with nicolas rakotopare

 

1. Freeze the action

Make sure you have a fast shutter speed when photographing fast-moving wildlife.

 

2. Think wide and include the environment

 

It’s easy to get caught up in wanting up-close shots of wildlife all the time but having a wider frame can bring a different story to your shots.

3. Get low!

 

Being eye level with your wild subjects is often a good idea. Not only will you get a more intimate feeling in your images, you will be able to blur the background more.

4. mix tip#3 and #4!

 

Getting low and using a wider frame at the same time can create very interesting angles! Some of my favourite wildlife images are low, wide angle shots.

 

bonus tip!

If you read this, don’t listen to your friends if they say not to get yourself a ghillie suit. It’s my favourite piece of clothing and it works for formal dinners and job interviews too.

 

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