Bird photography, Camera Lenses, Digiscoping

How to Digiscope with a DSLR – Best Practices for Bird Photography

Did you know that it’s possible to take incredible bird photography images using a process known as digiscoping? You’ve probably ran into birders in the field using spotting scopes and a point and shoot digital camera. The method we will describe in this post takes this idea one step further. Thanks to Trevor’s extensive background in astrophotography, we’ve been able…

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200mm lens for bird photography
Bird photography, Bird Photography Tips, Camera Lenses

Can You Use a 200mm Lens for Bird Photography?

Does a 200mm lens for bird photography exist? Many people getting started in wildlife photography begin with an entry-level camera lens with less reach (focal length) than an experienced amateur photographer will have. Back when we started bird photography, the longest lens we had was a 18-200mm zoom lens. It worked well for photographing certain species of birds, but there…

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bird photography tips
Bird Photography Tips

Bird Photography Tip: Use Light to Your Advantage

The time of day you choose to photograph birds will have a major impact on the emotion of your images. The same elements that make beautiful sunset stir up emotions in a landscape image apply to your bird photography. The key to a great bird photo is having multiple elements that come together in a one-of-a-kind scene. Effectively lighting techniques…

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