5 Incredible Birding Photos to Fire Up Your Creative Muse

Of all the wildlife on our planet, birds may be the most varied and colorful, which makes them extremely fun to photograph. They're also one of the most challenging subjects, so when you capture one just right, it's an unforgettable experience. With that in mind, here are 5 awesome birding shots to help spark your...

6 Amazing Examples of Bird Photography That Will Get You Inspired

Bird photography has by far one of the highest failure rates among all the other genres. That's probably because so little of what's happening in front of your camera depends on you. A lot of beginner and experienced bird photographers get frustrated when they return home empty handed after investing a lot of hope in a...

6 Great Images of Birds Interacting

One of the best experiences for a bird photographer is capturing the moments that make your images more than just pretty pictures of avian wildlife. Shots that show how these amazing creatures interact with one another in their circles of life have a life of their own. Getting those shots is a matter of patience, timing...

6 More Amazing Birding Shots to Motivate You

They're everywhere. They're amazing to watch. They're one of the most challenging and rewarding photography subjects you can choose. Bird photography is much more than a hobby for most who excel in it; it takes passion and dedication to develop the skills required to create beautiful bird photos. Here are some more great...

6 More Photos that Demonstrate Why Photographers Love Birds

They're colorful. They're graceful. They're challenging. There are a thousand reasons that photographers all over the world set out every day to get birds in front of their lenses. Fortunately, they're everywhere, from your back yard, to the local zoo, to almost anywhere on Earth you'd like to travel. From...

7 Photos that Show Why we Love Bird Photography

Maybe it's the wide variety of colors, shapes and sizes. Perhaps it's the challenge. Could be it's the fact that, unlike us, they have the freedom of unrestricted flight. Whatever the reason, birds have always held a special fascination for photographers the world over. Of all the wildlife subjects in the world, they're...

Advanced Bird Photography: Birds in Flight (Part 1)

Most wildlife photographers, amateur and pro alike, contend that one of the most difficult shots is a photo of a bird on the wing. While anything in motion is challenging, the aerobatic maneuvers of birds are hard to predict and follow and the speed at which the birds themselves and their wings move will test your skills...

Advanced Bird Photography: Birds in Flight (Part 2)

In the last lesson, we discussed exposure settings, panning and focusing when photographing birds in flight. While mastering those skills is imperative to success, there are other considerations that play a large part in getting those incredible images. This lesson will describe those considerations and how to deal with...

Advanced Bird Photography: Getting the Close Shot

There's no question about the fact that the greatest bird photos are often those that feature the subjects “up close and personal”. That's the reason we invest in those awesome super-telephoto lenses. For any photographer that's willing to take the time and apply a little strategy, a good medium telephoto or in some...

Advanced Bird Photography: Working the Angles

When you're in pursuit of bird photos, it's often easy to simply grab the shots you can, especially after a long stalk or wait. Putting out just a bit more effort to look for an interesting camera angle, however can reward you with unforgettable shots. Let's look at a few possibilities: Go Low for Waterfowl One of the...

Are You an Environmentally Friendly Photographer?

I'm sure that most photographers are the kind of people that want to protect our planet and all the species living on it. After all, without all the flora, fauna and other natural wonders (including us) around, there wouldn't be much to photograph. On the other hand, there are ways to help protect the planet that many of...

Bird Photography Basics for Beginners

In my last article, I provided a few tips for beginning wildlife photographers. In this one, I'm going to discuss a sub-genre of wildlife photography that presents enough challenges to be considered separately: photographing birds. Capturing great images of birds, especially in the wild, comes with all the difficulties...

Bird Photography Basics: Learning to Expose to the Right

Wildlife photography is considered by many to be the most difficult genre to master and bird photography adds its own set of challenges. This series of lessons is intended to help aspiring bird photographers learn the skills necessary to raise their images to the next level as quickly as possible. We've covered the...

Bird Photography Basics: Using a Flash

In the last lesson, we discussed exposure modes for bird photography and mentioned that using supplemental lighting may be an option in some shooting situations. Arguably the most practical type of supplemental lighting comes in the form of a flash, although to some, it may not seem applicable to bird photography. Flash...

Enjoy Bird Photography? You Won't Want to Miss This Event

We know there are a lot of bird and wildlife photographers out there, so that's why we want to share this amazing opportunity with them. People who love observing and photographing animals also love to share their experiences, learn from each other and show their impressive images. What better way to do so than a...

Getting Started in Bird Photography

So you have an age old love for birds and every time you see or hear a less common one your heart skips a beat. Bird photography is definitely going to be your next favorite thing. It usually starts with watching a lot of documentaries, reading or seeing a lot of bird photos before you realize "hey, I could do that!"...

How to Photograph Birds in Flight

There's no question about it: the most difficult part of bird photography is capturing the birds in flight. The amazing visual impact of a graceful bird in flight is undeniable, and although static portraits can be just as powerful, there's just something special about a dynamic shot of a bird flapping its wings. But as...

How to Photograph Birds: Additional Gear

We've discussed cameras and lenses for bird photography and hopefully those previous lessons have helped you decide which ones will work best for you. Now, before we jump into the lessons on shooting, there's one more area we need to cover. To get the most out of your efforts in bird photography, there are a few other...

How to Photograph Birds: Cameras

While it's true that it's the photographer and not the gear that creates a great image, there are some genres in which the right equipment can make a tremendous difference in the success or failure of your shots. Bird photography is one of those genres. That isn't to say that there's no point in trying to take bird...

How to Photograph Birds: Lenses

Although the camera you use for bird photography is important, almost any serious photographer will tell you that it's the glass that makes the real difference. Besides the obvious fact that focal length is a factor, there are some other unique challenges in photographing birds in the wild. Poor lighting conditions,...

Quiz: What do all these Birds have in Common?

We've got one more fun quiz for all your bird photographers out there. We've put together a list with fifteen beautiful birds that all have one thing in common. Test your skills and see if you can find that one common trait. 1. The Masked Booby This bird is a spectacular diver that often plunges into the water diagonally...

The Best Equipment to Have For Serious Bird Photography

I'm going to start this by saying that it's perfectly normal to take your first steps in the world of bird photography using less expensive gear. In fact, I strongly recommend low- medium budget solutions for beginners. A less advanced camera/lens combo will demand more from you, the photographer. It will sharpen your...

These 10 Exotic Bird Photos will Brighten Your Day and Inspire You

One of the greatest things about photographing birds is that they come in an almost endless variety of sizes, shapes and colors. From specialized body parts to ornate plumage and incredible colors, the exotic birds of the world are a true feast for the eyes and the lens. No wonder they're a favorite subject of pros and...

Why Bird Photography is one of the most beautiful hobbies ever

For some strange reason, I used to think of bird watching as something pensioners do. I have no idea why that was, but it stuck with me for a while. That was until I met a local wildlife photographer who invited me to go photograph birds with him in some of the wildest places available after a two hour drive. Since it...