Wildlife Photography Tips

October 19th, 2021 by Carl D
Wildlife photography tips from professional photographer and photo tour leader, Carl Donohue and Expeditions Alaska.
It’s all about the light.

How to improve your wildlife photography

Hey Folks

I guess it’s safe to say at this point of my life that I’ve been doing this a long time. For better or worse. 😗

Not just photographing wildlife and studying wildlife photography, but taking folks like yourself out into the field and shooting together. I’ve been guiding wildlife photo tours for nearly two decades now. And I figured it might be a good opportunity to share some tips for budding photographers. Tips based largely on what I see people do, or not do, on our tours.

So I’m starting a little section on my blog that you’re welcome to subscribe to. Every so often I’ll include a short piece on how you might make yourself a better wildlife photographer.

Obviously short brief pieces and tips aren’t designed to turn you into a pro (if such a thing as “Pro wildlife photographer” actually exists any more; a separate conversation worth having at some point).

These are simply things to think about, and things to do to help you improve your wildlife photography.

It’s actually interesting for me to think about how often I run into the same types of things in the field, with people from all over the world various backgrounds, different levels of experience and years behind them in photography. There are definitely a number of things that seem to popup year after year, tour after tour. It’s very consistent.

I suspect the primary reason for this is that most photographers focus on the same things, and hence miss out on other things. And in reality, I think it’s those other things that really are the “missing link” in people becoming better photographers.

General Nature Photography Tips

You’ll find these short pieces should be of value and hopefully interest to all forms of nature photography, not just wildlife photography. So if you’re a landscape photographer, or into abstract photography or birds, etc, I think these posts will be useful and hopefully helpful to you as well.

Give it a whirl, the worst it can do is land a very occasional email in your inbox.

So without too much further adieu, if this is of interest to you, subscribe to the blog. It’s free. It’s informative. It’s interesting and most of the time, fun. And if it isn’t for you, there’s an unsubscribe link in every note that goes out. One click and it’s gone.

The easiest way is to subscribe to the blog right here.

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My blog may not make you a world class nature photographer, but I hope it helps. I can at the very least promise that you won’t be inundated with marketing spam.



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