I admit I had been letting some pages on my main website languish for far too long. I always upload new photos when I get them, and I’ve slowly been completing species account pages for every species seen in North America (over 820 done, “only” ~130 to go!). Some of my other content has been static for, well…too long. One of the sections that desperately needed an update was a page I had on Bird Photography. The page was meant to provide tips for taking photos of birds.
How long had it been since I updated that page? Well, one section of the Bird Photography tips page discussed the advantages and disadvantages of using film vs. using digital cameras! Yeah, it was time to update that section of the website. I’ve extensively modified the material that was on the old page, and have added a lot of new material as well. The new Bird Photography pages can be accessed here. The content is now broken into three sections:
- Equipment Advice – This section provides advice on the necessary equipment to shoot photos of birds, including camera bodies, lenses, flash, tripods, etc.
- Shooting Birds – This section provides advice on how to get close enough to birds in order to take photos, and also tips on camera settings that ensure you’ll be prepared to get the shot.
- Photo Stories – Experience is the best teacher. This section provides stories of how individual photos were achieved, including how I got close enough to the bird, and how I used my tools to get the shot.
I hope the vast improvement in this section is useful for those just starting out in bird photography! When I first started I was feeling my own way around and it took a while to become proficient. I hope this information shortens the learning cycle for new photographers!!!