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Photographing Birds

The following is a several basic tips we have learn along the way, we hope that they may assist you with your photography.

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Photo Credit: Mr Chan Hok Chee

General

Bad or lackluster photos are caused from laziness. Unfortunately, too many photographers, amateurs and professionals, will approach a photo assignment with a pre-conceived notion of attack – mostly from “history of style” and wanting to play it safe.

Rarely, will the photographer step back, put down the camera and size up the assignment before proceeding. Instead, many of us will execute the photo from the angle we initially approached the subject, never thinking to study the subject and its environment first.

Hold It Steady

A problem with many photographs is that they’re blurry. Avoid ‘camera shake’ by holding the camera steady.

Use both hands, resting your elbows on your chest, or use a wall for support. Relax, don’t tense up. You’re a marksman/woman holding a gun and it must be steady to shoot.

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