- British Wildlife
- The Magazine
Improve your wildlife photography with Mark Carwardine’s simple tips and techniques.
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Rules were made to be broken. So play with blur, relish clutter, crop out your subject and discover the dark. If you ignore the protocols of photography, you may just create a masterpiece, says Mark Carwardine.
If you want to develop your creativity, try focusing on a single theme or subject. Commitment should reward you with the unusual, the abstract and the extraordinary, says Mark Carwardine.
Every wildlife photographer’s portfolio should include a bit of blur. Used in the right way, blur conveys movement, pace, drama and a sense of journey, bringing still images to life, says Mark Carwardine.
From the vivid red of a ladybird to the dazzling blue of the kingfisher, colour plays a huge part in nature photography. But it’s more complex than you might think – and getting it right makes all the difference, says Mark Carwardine.
Top UK wildlife photographers, Ross Hoddinott and Ben Hall, share their top tips on photographing nature.
There are always new ways to present wildlife subjects. Be creative in your approach to each and every image and you’ll discover a new world of photographic potential, says wildlife photographer Mark Carwardine.
Paul Harcourt Davies and Clay Bolt share some of their top tips on how to photograph wildlife close-up.
A pin-sharp finish is fundamental to great nature photography. Crisp images have a mesmerising immediacy, enticing the viewer to linger over every feather, scale and hair, says wildlife photographer Mark Carwardine.
Hitting the shutter at the right instant can turn a good wildlife image into a great one. Being able to identify and capture unique moments – whether mid-scratch, mid-sneeze, mid-leap or mid-landing – will take your photography to the next level.
To take a harmonious image, it’s not enough just to capture your subject in the viewfinder – choosing exactly where to place it in the frame is a vital creative decision. Six pro photographers demonstrate how to apply the golden rule of composition.