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14

Nov

Beginners Guide to Photographing Birds In Flight

  • By Gaurav Mittal

Beginners Guide to Photographing Birds In Flight

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In my latest article, “Beginners Guide to Photographing Birds In Flight” I provide tips for photographing birds in flight, whether you are photographing action or birds in flight, it requires a lot of patience and practice. It is not only necessary to have the right camera gear and the knowledge to use them effectively but also to understand what settings work best under which circumstances and creating beautiful compositions. In this article, I share with you the three most important principles of photographing birds in flight and expand on each principle so that you have a clear understanding of the skills needed to make images of birds in flight look artistic and visually pleasing to your audience.

 

 

08

Jun

Being Creative With Your Wildlife Photography

  • By Gaurav Mittal

In a three-part article, Composition Tips for Wildlife Photography  that I wrote a while back, I discussed composition tips and the basic photography rules and principles to come up with effective compositions in relation to wildlife photography. As you grow and develop your technical skills, it is very important to nurture your creative approach towards your subject. By doing this, you can start to produce images that have a fresh, exciting, and unique feel; images that stand out loud amongst the sea of images.

In this article, I share some tips on creative composition and how to make images that break from the tradition and offer the audience a unique view.

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22

Jan

How to Pursue Outdoor Photography with a Disability

  • By Gaurav Mittal

Going through a health crisis as a pro photographer or a hobbyist is an issue, which is rarely discussed. I decided to write this article, as this is a matter very close to my heart. I want to address two major issues, first, is my nature/wildlife photography career over? And second, how can I work around my disability and continue to pursue my passion?

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22

Oct

How to Use Shutter Speed Creatively

  • By Gaurav Mittal

As I’ve mentioned in previous articles, freezing the action of birds in flight is often the first instinct of new photographers. While I always enjoy capturing still images, I believe it’s imperative to think outside of the box… to get creative. In this article, I discuss fast and creative, two types of shutter speeds that you can use to come up with some creative images.

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08

Jul

Evoking Emotion & Feeling in Wildlife Photos – Part II

  • By Gaurav Mittal

In part two of this two-part article, I continue to share my thoughts on the storytelling, mood, composition, and techniques that evoke emotions and feelings in images.

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06

Jul

Evoking Emotion & Feeling in Wildlife Photos – Part I

  • By Gaurav Mittal

When I photograph birds, I have one sole intention: I want my audience not only to look carefully at my wildlife photos but to also stop, spend some time with them, and be truly curious about them. Images that generate an emotion involve a thought process and must be carefully planned ahead of time. While staging bird shots is one way of doing this, I personally prefer to do it in a natural environment. There are many ways of creating impact with images. In this two-part article, I share my thoughts on the storytelling, mood, composition, and techniques that create this impact.

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21

Jun

Selective Noise Reduction in Photoshop

  • By Gaurav Mittal

Photographing birds is not an easy task. Neither is post-processing which presents its own set of challenges (such as noise reduction). How do you manage to make that silky smooth background look noise-free without losing any details in birds feather? In the following video, Gaurav Mittal shows you how to use Photoshop to selectively apply noise reduction.

Please visit //visualwilderness.com/articles to see my latest video tutorial as well as other great articles by my colleagues for tips and techniques.

02

May

Creating a Selection for Wildlife Photos

  • By Gaurav Mittal

When it comes to post-processing your wildlife photos, the first step is the ability to use a selection to isolate your subject from its background. This isolation allows you to apply different post-processing strategies for your subject and your background. It also requires complex selection techniques that are best implemented in Photoshop. In the following video, Gaurav Mittal gives you some hints on how to create these selections.

Please visit //visualwilderness.com/articles to see my latest video tutorial as well as other great articles by my colleagues for tips and techniques.

09

Dec

7 Steps To Streamlining Your Bird Photography Workflow

  • By Gaurav Mittal

In this article, I share with you in detail the seven steps I implement for a streamlined bird photography workflow. I discuss what is going on in my head when I’m getting ready to shoot, and in a comprehensive way walk you through a typical day in the field.

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08

Nov

Composition Tips for Wildlife Photography – Part III

  • By Gaurav Mittal

In part three of this three-part article, I continue on with some fundamental tips to help you create compelling images.

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