It is best to use a wide zoom lens to shoot brilliant landscapes. A macro lens is suggested to shoot amazing close-ups of wild flowers.

You use a camera that has a zoom lens and will set and choose all the exposures for you, you won't be able to shoot light trails, star trails, or moving water Although a point and shoot camera can take great shots and is easy and quick.

Take lots of shots while photographing wildlife with a remote camera. Remember you will have lots of blurry shots; animals aren't going to pose for you and stand still. In developing blurry shots you are not wasting precious money or film and this is the beauty of digital cameras!

Focusing on their eyes is a good rule of thumb when you shoot birds and animals. But if they feel threatened wild animals can become dangerous and be careful not to get too close. Learn how to approach those sudden movements can drive animals away. A telephoto lens is the best way to shoot wildlife considering all of this.


Why not try botanical gardens, your local park or the zoo if to join a wildlife safari you don't have the funds to travel to Africa.

Always be prepared, to take that perfect shot, don't miss out on an opportunity and don't get caught with full memory card or a dead battery. You should always keep extra memory cards, an extra fully charged battery and other camera accessories in your camera bag.

Later in the day or early in the day are a couple of the best times of day to take photos when the sun is low. The lighting produced is warm and soft. As your subject will still be illuminated, lightly overcast days are also good days to shoot.

Last of all remember to Enjoy It by Being There! Sometimes as we forget to take the time to enjoy our surroundings and slow down, the most amazing things are missed. Also don’t forget to look behind you!

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