If you’re not sure if Wildlife photography is the best place to start, Start here with my How to find the best photography gear for you Quiz.Wildlife photography is all about capturing animals in motion, at home, and being
You’ll need to consider:
- What type of animal you want to photograph, some of them you’ll only find in low light situations while others move very fast.
- How close do you need to actually get to them.
- How patient you’ll be to get the shot.
Camera: The Canon Rebel series is a good one for wildlife photography. Although the included lens will deliver decent images, you’ll want to spend extra to get a telephoto lens.
Lens : You need a telephoto lens to actually capture the wildlife without scaring them off. The Canon 100-400 is a popular option for enthusiasts, as is the Nikon 200-500, the Fuji 100-400 and the Sony 100-400. Tamron also have an excellent 150-600mm lens which comes in at an astonishingly cheap price for a lens that will take you all the way to 600mm.
Solid Tripod: This is a must! Traditionally when you’re first starting out you need to consider which of following means the most to you, and ideally get a tripod that matching your top 2 priorities.
Something like the Manfrotto Befree Advanced Aluminium Kit – Black, to hold those heavy lenses.
Rain Covers: Let’s face it the weather can be just as unpredictable as the wildlife.
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