Wildlife Photography From Your Backyard

It might sound weird at first, but you’ll be surprised to know that you can do a bit of wildlife photography even when you’re stuck at home. We often don’t realize it, but our own yards have some frequent visitors who can be perfect subjects for your wildlife photos. Birds, squirrels, and even insects in your backyard are some perfect subjects for the job. Wildlife photographer Richard Peters shares some ideas on how you can go about wildlife photography even when you’re stuck at home:

It’s probable that a number of birds frequently pay a visit to your garden. If they don’t, you can always encourage them to come around with some quick fixes. Simply try using bird feeders, or place some water out for them to drink and bathe in.

“The important thing to remember with this theme is we have no control over the subjects that come into our home.”

The next step is to think about the lighting, flash, lenses, and props you can use when photographing. Peters elaborately describes how he decides what kind of lighting he wants to have on the birds. He also demonstrates how you can alter perspective by using different focal lengths and by pointing your camera in different directions. He then showcases how you can use flash creatively, and also how to illuminate the subject well.

Since most of us have been spending a lot more time at home, it can help to connect with nature. Besides promoting healthy living, it also helps us maintain a calm and peaceful frame of mind.

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