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March 2015

Backlighting

One of the most effective ways of adding atmosphere to your wildlife images is to shoot 'into' the light. Backlighting your subject will infuse your images with an extra sense of beauty and drama.

Photographing a Solar Eclipse

Of all the natural phenomena, a solar eclipse has to be one of the most awe-inspiring, with the sun disappearing and the world being plunged into darkness for a minute or two when it should be brightly lit.

December 2013

Go vertical!

The design of a D-SLR type camera makes it most comfortable to hold horizontally, with the long edge of the frame parallel to the horizon.

Don’t Fill The Frame

Contrary to much, if not all, of the advice you have heard or read, when it comes to composing pictures of wildlife you do not always need to fill the frame.

Going Eye-to-Eye

Positioning the camera at the subject’s eye level, or even slightly below it, is one of the simplest and most effective ways to increase the impact of your wildlife pictures.

September 2013

How to photograph the Aurora Borealis – Northern Lights

Generally the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights won’t appear, or be at their best until late in the evening. This means setting up your gear and shooting in pitch darkness !