The Photo Masterclass is back. Our new series of in-depth tutorials provides a practical guide to the key principles of successful wildlife photography, illustrated with the work of top professionals. In the first of the new series, we begin by clearing out all the clutter.
Perspective is everything: by choosing your position carefully you can increase the impact of your images and create unexpected new viewpoints – seeing your quarry through the eyes of another animal. It’s time to get down and dirty…
Framing is a key skill for a wildlife photographer – it’s vital to know when to crop in tight, what to leave out and when to embrace your subject’s environment. Six pro photographers explain when to close in and when to be expansive.
To take a harmonious image, it’s not enough just to capture your subject in the viewfinder – choosing exactly where to place it in the frame is a vital creative decision. Six pro photographers demonstrate how to apply the golden rule of composition.
Hitting the shutter at the right instant can turn a good wildlife image into a great one. Being able to identify and capture unique moments – whether mid-scratch, mid-sneeze, mid-leap or mid-landing – will take your photography to the next level.
There are always new ways to present wildlife subjects. Be creative in your approach to each and every image and you’ll discover a new world of photographic potential, says wildlife photographer Mark Carwardine.
From the vivid red of a ladybird to the dazzling blue of the kingfisher, colour plays a huge part in nature photography. But it’s more complex than you might think – and getting it right makes all the difference, says Mark Carwardine.