The Most Basic Bird Photography Tip Of All


If I were only allowed to give you ONE tip to improve your bird photography, this would be that tip.

Point your shadow at the bird. Side lighting is cool for landscapes. Rembrandt style lighting is cool for portraits. Simple, straight-on, in your face, front lighting is cool for birds.

Staying on sun angle means that you will eliminate the harsh shadows that are caused by bird wings or beaks when the bird is side-lit. Simple front lighting also helps to define colors and to enhance the definition of the bird’s feathers.

Even the most vibrant bird will look rather drab and featureless with the sun off angle.

Unless you are shooting backlit, you should ALWAYS make sure the sun is over your shoulder when you are making bird photos. That means staying on sun angle. As the sun moves so should you. Remember to continuously check the sun direction.

View original post 34 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.