Wildlife Photography: Get to Know Your Subject
A Better Understanding of Your Subject’s Behavior Leads to Great Shots
Understanding the buttons and dials, the menus, and the nuts and bolts of your camera, as well as becoming proficient with it, is a good start. Even though you are anxious to get out in the field, if you are patient (something you need to be when it comes to wildlife photography), you’ll not only get there, but you’ll return with some excellent images. Knowing your subject is as important as knowing your equipment. To be a successful wildlife photographer, you must become a wildlife observer. It takes patience, persistence, and practice to capture more than just snapshots. Knowing your subject thoroughly helps you to anticipate interesting behavior so that you’ll be prepared with the right lens attached and the right settings dialed in, and be ready to fire when the action begins.