Wildlife photography technique 01: LEARN FIELDCRAFT TRICKS
While a telephoto lens with a focal length of at least 300mm is pretty much essential for wildlife photography, good fieldcraft makes a bigger difference to getting a frame-filling shot.
Knowing the behaviour and habitat of the animal you’re photographing is key. That might sound like we’re stating the obvious, but the best wildlife shots are rarely taken on the spur of the moment.
Do a Google search on your chosen species, and the best locations and time of year (and time of day) that you can expect (or are allowed) to get close to them.
Wear camouflage or neutral-coloured, rustle-free clothing, ditch the deodorant and be on the spot when the animals are most active – that’s usually dawn or dusk.