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Category Archives: Shooting Tips

5 camera settings to improve your wildlife photography

I am a firm believer that correctly tweaking camera settings, and understanding their functions, is crucial to improving your wildlife photography. This post goes beyond the basics of simply knowing how to switch between Aperture, Shutter Priority and Manual or using Back Button Focus. Whilst helpful, they’re just the start of getting the most from…

Static subject? Small changes can make a difference

Quick wildlife photography tip. Next time you find yourself in front of a static subject and have taken ‘the shot’ that’s available. Rather than keep shooting the same thing over and over again, it’s always worth changing focal lengths or trying to reposition yourself a little to see if you can get some variation between…

Backing up your camera settings using Load/Save

Here’s a great little feature worth using if your Nikon DSLR has it. The Load/Save settings option. But what does it actually do, and why use it? Well, lets take the D3s as an example. It has 46 menu options alone in the custom settings menu, and pretty much each of those 46 has at…

Keep an eye on your camera settings

It happens to the best of us. When you’re photographing wildlife, you never know what to expect and when. And I had a very good lesson in trying to remember to keep on top of my camera settings and not just shoot away, relying on the camera to do it all for me. Something that…

Add copyright info to your photos EXIF

A very quick tip for any newer photographers out there (I assume many seasoned photographers will know this already), is to add copyright information in camera. This will then write that information to the photos exif data, alongside camera and lens settings. This means every photo you take comes straight out the camera with a…

Nikon DSLR Error codes: Explained

Ever had a dreaded error code or message flash up on your Nikon DSLR? Or is it happening right now and your search has brought you to this article? Well, either way, here’s a guide to what those codes generally mean, along with a couple of simple solutions to hopefully get you back up and…

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