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Wildlife Photography for Beginners – How to Start? 10 tips you should learn

How to Start in Wildlife Photography? 10 tips on photography gear, learning and how to get better in wildlife photography.
After my video “10 Tips for Wildlife Photography”, I’ve been asked to create something for beginners, who are still struggling in their first step, so here it is, especially for you!

Do you have other tips for beginners? or questions regarding this video? write them in the comments below and I promise to answer everything!
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This Post Has 30 Comments

  1. Roie Galitz

    Write me your favorite tip for beginners, it can be something in the video or something of your own.

  2. Cpt IFAddict

    Hi I want to start wildlife photography. I'm thinking of getting either the canon 4000d or the Nikon d3200. Are these good options

  3. p4ul.f

    For me as a realtively new wildlife photographer, Id say I know about all my settings, however I guess Im not good at editing and more importantly I dont know how to sneek up on birds without scaring them.
    Maybe you could do a video about sneeking up and getting closer to your animal ??

  4. Aloha Leslie

    After living in Kona, Hawaii for 16 years, and now on a beautiful lake in Seattle with eagles, ducks, geese, swans, deer, coyotes, and an occasional bear with cubs, I love Wildlife. It's an amazing venue for lots of stunning images. Your tutorial is very helpful. I always need more techniques to boost my photography skills. Thanks so much!

  5. Tammy Fazio

    Nature is always in charge. Loved the video, thank you.

  6. Aashi Parekh

    Thank you so much for these videos. I'm currently in college studying Economics, however photography is my passion. I'd love to be a wildlife photographer for the rest of my life, however I know it's going to require dedication, patience and lots of learning. I'm excited to start watching your videos and save up for a workshop trip/camera gear. Thank you for your awesome inspiring tips!

  7. Shiva Hazarika

    I m in the way of wildlife photographer it really helpful I love it ….

  8. Spend as much as you possibly can on gear.
    Its not a must but better cameras and lens will help in every way! Ive wasted so much money buying cheaper equipment and then wanting to improve on what I already have.
    For wildlife get a camera with a deep buffer! (This was my first mistake) I brought a canon sl2 but taking raw images it would take 3 photos and the buffer was full. Then bought a Nikon d7000, its a great camera with deep buffer and 6 frames per sec. But no WI/fi!!! So I had to buy a Nikon d7500 which does 8 fps, buffer of 50 raw shots and 100 jpeg shots. I paired it with a tamron 150-600mm lens and I'm happy with it. Spent $850.00 on the canon sl2 because it came with alot of extra JUNK!!!!!! (The sl2 was around 500.00) the kits that come with cameras such as lenses and tripods and bags and extra battery are JUNK!! the 500.00 for the used Nikon d7000, that's 1400.00 I wasted. Wait I bought a canon t5 before that for 300 so that's 1700.00!!!!! If I would have spent wisely the first time I could have gotten the Nikon d500 instead of the Nikon d7500 but its ok the d7500 is almost as good as the d500…

  9. Alex C Prakash

    I have a base level canon 1300D…But i want to upgrade to wildlife photography..can you recommend any low cost camera and tele lense which is good for a beginner!!?

  10. Betyar87

    1. Most important! Learn about animals. How well they tolerate the disturbance, what their habits are etc. How to photograph them ethically. Without knowing these, no one can be called a true wild photographer.

  11. Yoko Kurama

    How do you get work? Do companies hire you to take trips and pictures for them? Freelance or employees?

  12. Josh Whiteman

    Tip # 1 Use manual settings with auto ISO. Then laugh at people who look down at you for not shooting full manual while you get the shot and they miss it.

  13. Jakob 20

    Just ordered the sigma 150-600 sports and planning to upgrade to 90d from 250d this Christmas!

  14. Diuco

    Hi. Would you recommend me going DSLR or mirrorless if I was starting at photography and didnt had lenses?

  15. Johnny Lightning

    Thank you for this video. I plan on traveling in a motor home all over the US and I have just purchased a Nikon P1000 to take pictures of generally landscapes and wildlife. I realize it's way too much camera for me right now but I will learn to use it and I'm not interested in the absolute best pictures with razor sharp focus etc. I realize that this camera won't do that. It will however probably let me get some pictures I couldn't get otherwise with a shorter lens on a better camera. My intended purpose is to document my trip and share with friends and family so I think this camera is more than enough for that. I will probably never print a single photograph. What do you think of this camera for that purpose?

  16. Rayne Clowd

    Tip: be prepared to do landscape photography as a back up if you can’t find the animals, develop 2 types of photography skills at once

  17. Rayne Clowd

    Tip 1 – don’t get too close to the animals that can eat, squish or poison you

  18. Warren Lauzon

    The problem is not how to get started, it is how to stop…

  19. Gordon Hatusupy

    Thanks Roie! Great video! My tip would be to not be afraid to shoot too many photos, I used to be very selective about pressing the shutter but for example with bird photography you can shoot enough when something is happening. You can always throw stuff away!

  20. Kurt Kemnitzer

    My tips for new wildlife photographers:
    1. Know you’re camera. Be able to adjust settings quickly.
    2. Change perspective: if snapping an image horizontal, don’t forget to try a vertical shot, it can completely change your composition.
    3. Closeup portraits are great, but the best shot may be showing the surrounding area. You don’t always have to zoom in.


    You are excellent…. your passion is contagious and you convey that beautifully. I am a fan

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