Top 10 Wildlife Photography Tips


my name is Klaus Tiedge and I’m a wildlife
fine art photographer I would like to share my top ten
photography tips with you just write down the story because every
wonderful picture has a story so write it down what happened before during and
after and share it share it with your audience this is very important spirit of discovery we captured here exactly at this location tip number two you
have to practice patience patience can take days to take the right picture patience is very important to me you
have to be comfortable with this I mean just put yourself in a nice position you
can have some cookies or some tea just to relax but be prepared if they jump up
I mean you must jump up tip number three very important respect the animals. be quiet
give them space don’t make movements too quick very easy you can destroy a nice
picture by quick hectic movements tip number four is the light I mean
morning light and evening light obviously is the best life is fantastic that’s why
we left this morning at five o’clock tip number five very simple but very
very important to just backup your files when you come back from the Safari put
it on one hard drive and on an extra hard drive so that you have at least two
backups and also try to keep them separate not in the one back just one
hide them in a tent somewhere and the other one is always with you another
very important tip is just shoot for yourself I mean you should enjoy it you
should enjoy your work don’t I mean I understand that there’s always a lot of
pressure and time pressure especially because the Sun is setting in five
minutes not good but the result will show when you enjoy it and when you’re
inspired by by your heart tip number seven capture the habitat here I shot a
nice picture which actually shows the whole scenery I mean you have lots of
different layers foreground background and it shows it all with wildlife
photography it’s not always only about the animal sometimes it’s also quite
important to include the habitats the landscape here’s the river or a tree or
just the grass with some clouds where do they sleep where do they live
where do they eat where they hunt this is important for some pictures tip eight the angle to the subject for me is very important I want to have a low
angle I want to be in eyeline at least with a lion or if possible even lower
how do you do this you have to go out of the car or you have to open the door and
get low as low as possible tip number 9 beanbag I trust in my
beanbags I prefer the much more than any other
tripod because sometimes you have to jump from down here up here or on the
roof or quickly or to the other side and the better beanbag it’s very easy and
quick tip 10 my last tip for this episode
don’t sit around and wait for inspiration just go out just go out and
doesn’t matter what the weather is if it’s sunny it’s cloudy if it even has a
rainy I mean it just makes it more fun and exciting and just learn all of all
these things now I mean just go out don’t wait for inspirations I mean a
bonus tip definitely is the guide I mean the guide is it’s worth a lot if he
knows the area and if he’s well/good connect it with all the other guides and
if he know how to drive 4×4 I mean this is half of the luck with the photography

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