Tips and Techniques

Urban fox
Wildlife photographer Sam Hobson shares his top tips on how to take pictures of urban wildlife. 
Mute swans by Trevor Rees/BWPA
Calling all wildlife photographers! The British Wildlife Photography Awards is open for entries until 2 May 2015.
‘The Tourist’ (greylag goose) by Lee Acaster
Lee Acaster was awarded Overall Winner in the British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) 2014. Here he shares his top tips on how to win the competition. 
Greylag geese
Wildlife photographer Mark Hamblin shares his top tips on how to take pictures in winter light. 
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015: call for entries
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 competition is searching for the most inspiring, evocative, compelling and challenging nature images.
Goldfinch and chaffinch
Photographer Jérôme Guillaumot explains how he took these unusual wildlife images. 
How to film wildlife in your garden
If you want to find out what wildlife is visiting your garden without glueing on your binoculars, think about rigging your garden with gadgets. Our guide below helps you to choose the best camera system for your backyard.
Wildlife hide
A long lens alone doesn’t guarantee successful close-up images – good fieldcraft is also crucial. Aside from careful stalking, using a hide can make a big difference. 
Hedgehog
Discover how to take pictures of nocturnal animals with wildlife photographer Paul Hobson. 
Puffin
Britain's best wildlife photographers share their favourite spots for capturing images of wildlife in the UK.
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