5. Focus your FOCUS !
To learn more about previous Wildlife photography tips, click on the link below -
Photo tip # 1 : Always shoot in raw image format
Photo tip # 2 : It's all about sharp eyes
Photo tip # 3: Get down to an eye level of the wildlife
Photo tip # 4: Use a steady support such as Tripod or a Beanbag
Lets learn wildlife photography tip # 5 : Focus you FOCUS !
Here is a hard truth !
No matter how beautiful and magnificent Tiger is , no matter how beautiful there is magical diffused sunlight and no matter how superb camera gear I have - if the image is not in the perfect focus I have to toss that image in thrash !
No, I can’t do anything in post processing as well to fix the focus errors I did while capturing the original image.
Acquiring perfect focus while you capture image is the most important technique in wildlife photography. If the object and you both are steady then Single point autofocus will be useful.
Continuous autofocus will come handy when either photographer ( you ) or object ( such as bird ) is moving.
I use back button autofocus button in most of my wildlife images. It allows me to take advantage of both focus modes such as single autofocus and continuous autofocus with click of one button.
We will learn step by step guide on how to setup and focus images using back button autofocus button in an another article.
If there is tricky focussing situation such as low light and busy foreground , in this case I use complete manual focus. With manual focus I can focus quickly and accurately.
Evaluate your object and situation. Then, choose single auto-focus ( AF-S ) or continuous autofocus mode (AF-C) . We will learn about each focus modes and their application in the wildlife and nature photography in a separate article.
But for now - Focus you FOCUS ! Capture the wildlife after acquiring sharp focus and your images will have deeper impact on the viewers. They will be connected to your wildlife images.
Photo-equipment used ( Click on the link to know more )
Camera - Nikon D7100
Nikon 200-500 f/5.6
Nikon 80-200 f/2.8
Sandisk Extreme Pro 32GB
Post Processing Software used -
Adobe Lightroom ( Click on the image below to learn more )
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