5 Helpful Tips for Respectful Wildlife Photography – Fstoppers

Wildlife photography can be a tremendously rewarding genre that connects you with nature and allows you to capture stunning images of the world around us. However, it takes some special considerations to maintain safety and to treat the animals with respect. This fantastic video tutorial will give you five tips to create wildlife photography in a respectful way. 
Coming to you from David Wilder with B&H Photo and Video, this excellent video tutorial will show you five tips for photographing wildlife in a respectful way. Of course, being sure to photograph animals in a respectful way is important, as it protects the animals and allows them to live their lives unimpeded, but it also protects you. We have all seen news stories of tourists treating wild animals like domesticated pets and seriously endangering themselves or even being seriously injured. One of the best things you can do before you head out is to take some time learn a bit about your subject, their behavioral patterns, and any sort of issues you may encounter. Not only will this help you avoid a potentially dangerous situation, it will also help you get better photos. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Wilder.
Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.
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