10 Tips For Photographing Zoo Animals

March 19, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

10 Tips For Photographing Zoo Animals

 

Just a few instructional tips on photographing animals that are located in a zoo. Included also is a infographic to go along with the 10 tips.

 

1. Patience is a big factor in getting the photo you want.
2. Plan your visit when the zoo is not busy.
3. Make sure you have time to spend visiting with each animal at least 30 or more minutes.
4. Depending on the time of day certain animals are more active than at other times of the day.
5. When it is cloudy outside this is a good time for more even filtered light.

10 Tips For Photographing Zoo Animals10 Tips For Photographing Zoo Animals
6. Lean in when using a point and shoot or phone camera to get past the wires of the enclosure.
7. With a longer focal length start at the farthest point and then work backwards ie; 300mm then move it slowly back, helps get past the wires.
8. Do not use your flash when photographing animals in aquariums or behind glass enclosures.
9. Respect the animals as they are not there to put on a show for you and respect other guests personal space.
10. After your visit with the animals remember to thank them for spending their time with you.
 


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