Nine birds shooting skills by JUSINO

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After getting used to taking still photos such as landscapes and portraits, you may also want to challenge yourself to take some wild animals, among which flying birds are one of the animals that are easier to find. But this kind of photography subject matter also has the certain request to the equipment and the shooting skill, below is the 9 shooting birds' basic skill


1.must use a long focus mirror

      Birds often fly in the sky, eat on the water, or rest on trees, taking large and clear pictures, like 300mm or 400mm, or even 800mm. You can start with some inexpensive 300mm telephoto zoom mirrors (high quality telephoto mirrors are generally expensive, but good imaging) to practice, plus x1.4 or x2 magnifying mirrors (teleconvertor) will have a long focus close to 600mm, But note that the maximum aperture will also decrease after adding a range mirror. Beginners can start with a cheap long-focus mirror with a distance-increasing mirror for bird-catching purposes.


2.Don't reach maximum aperture



Although the large aperture can produce a shallow depth of field and blur the background, it is easy to make the depth of field shallower under long focus (refer to the teaching of shallow depth of field), and the birds move and the depth of field is too shallow to blur the subject. So use the f / 5. 6-8 aperture to keep the depth of field within a reasonable range and highlight the subject.


3.Shutter. Fast.


To determine the shutter speed to be maintained based on the bird movements to be photographed, you usually use a faster shutter speed, and for birds in flight, they can be clearly captured by 1 / 800s or more, and they are calmer. Rest birds are also best able to maintain a minimum shutter


4.Don't be afraid to use high iso




In the second and third points, we know that the aperture should not be too big, the shutter is fast, so to get the bird to have the correct exposure, we have to upgrade the iso ! Using high iso in broad daylight will not have a significant impact on photo quality, and now camera built-in or post-made software to remove noise is very mature, So don't be afraid to use high iso! Adjust the appropriate iso value according to the ambient light at that time, iso800,1600 and so on is enough to allow you to use the high-speed shutter!


5.Spot Metering


Cameras typically have three different photometric systems, the most common being "balanced photometry," but in order for the target bird to have the right exposure, we can turn the camera to "spot photometry" and keep the bird at the light measuring point. In this way, even if shooting toward the sky, birds will not become underexposed. Note that some cameras will only measure the center of focus when they are set to "dot photometry". Please test your camera first!The use of dot photometry allows the feathers to have the right exposure.


6.Use continuous autofocus (ai-servo / af-c) and intermediate focus

For birds in flight, we can make good use of the camera's "continuous autofocus" function (ai-servo / af-c), or we can turn on the af multi-point area focus or autofocus. This way the camera will automatically keep the birds in focus. Note that focusing speed and accuracy are related to the camera's level. Usually, the camera has the strongest focusing ability in the center, so students can put birds in the middle and use the tailoring function to make secondary composition.


 7.Shoot raw file



The raw file has the greatest tolerance for light and darkness, and sometimes birds' white feathers are slightly overexposed or underexposed. We can also use raw editor's "highlight" and "shadow" to correct them unscathed. Teaching: learn to use raw files


8.Know your target bird.

Students may wish to learn the habitat habits, predation places, time, behavior and so on of the target birds on the Internet, so as to capture their beauty more accurately.


Get to know your target birds and have a better chance of taking pictures




9.Use a Monopod

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