Quick Tip – Buy A Zoo Membership

Buying a Zoo membership may not sound like a photography tip but it really is for several reasons. To get good images you are going to have to go frequently to capture compelling animal behavior. The two images below are examples of catching interesting behavior. The...

How to Melt Away Zoo Enclosures

Luckily modern Zoo exhibits have been designed as more natural and open spaces thereby eliminating cages. However you will still encounter bars, fences, netting or other obstacles at some exhibits. Don’t let those obstacles get in the way of  a good photo! Click...

Quick Tip – Focus on the eyes

When photographing an animal (people too) make sure that the eyes are in the sharpest focus. Also many animals have dark eyes, lighten them in your post processing software, if necessary. Avoid eyes that look like “black holes”.        Click...

Telephoto Lens for Zoo Photography

In my earlier post, here, I discussed getting in close increases the impact of Zoo photography by eliminating unnatural elements of the exhibit and creating a detailed intimate image of the animals. Getting in close requires a telephoto zoom lens, below I discuss what...

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