Animals / wildlife are a subject you can photograph all year round and as we are heading towards summer, when we should see some better weather, photographers should be making most of the warmer days by getting outdoors and having a go at wildlife photography.
To give you some inspiration as well as tips on photographing certain subjects, plus ideas on what equipment you'll need, have a read of our gear guide then click on the links to take you to each individual article.
– For shy subjects you'll need longer lenses to capture frame-filling shots. For smaller subjects such as Ladybirds and other insects you'll need to grab your macro lens out of the bag.
– Using a support is always a good idea and tripods in Vanguard's award-winning Alta Pro range
are light-weight, portable and also feature Multi-Angle Central Column (MACC) Systems that allow users to move the central column from zero to 180-degree angles in variable vertical and horizontal positions making macro-photography and special wide-angle shots a breeze. For walks around nature reserves or when you're visiting places that'll be popular with crowds, you may want to consider taking a monopod
instead as they are easier to walk with and will take up less room.
When it comes to tripod heads, if you want a head that's easy and quick to adjust, consider trying a ball head. Vanguard's BBH-200
can be easily adjusted in every direction and supports up to 44lbs in weight.
If you're new to wildlife photography, have a read of our 5 basic but essential tips on wildlife photography. We list advice on clothing to wear and what gear to take as well as basic technique advice.
Photo by Peter Bargh.
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Photo taken at Brandon nature reserve near Coventry from a hide.
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