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Bird Photography Tips Archives - Gaurav Mittal Photography

06

Jul

Creating an Emotional Impact With Images

  • By Gaurav Mittal

When I photograph birds, I have one sole intention: I want my audience not only to look carefully at the images but 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 birdshots 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 post, I will be sharing my thoughts on the story telling, mood, composition and techniques that create this impact.

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02

Jul

10 Essential Bird Photography Tools for Success – Part 2

  • By Gaurav Mittal

In part two of this two-part article, I continue to share with you tips about the essential tools that should be part of your gear when you are out in the field. Read more…

01

Jul

10 Essential Bird Photography Tools for Success – Part 1

  • By Gaurav Mittal

Just as a successful recipe requires all of the right ingredients to come together, the same is true in bird photography. In order to come away with great bird images, you must be armed with the right tools when you’re out in the field. Simply having a long prime lens and a pro-level DSLR doesn’t guarantee great images. In part one of this two-part article, I share with you tips about the essential tools that should be part of your gear when you are out in the field.

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26

Mar

Backgrounds Can Make or Break Bird Images

  • By Gaurav Mittal

As a bird photographer, I always prefer to see birds perched or flying against colorful backgrounds that accentuate their beauty. As beautiful as birds are, in bird photography that almost amounts to nothing if one does not take into consideration that it is in the hands of the photographer to bring birds to life thru carefully crafted images. I say this because to most people birds are a distant moving or sitting subjects. Many photographers go into a shooting spree when they see a bird, often not taking into consideration about the background behind it. By virtue of considering and practicing the following concepts, your bird images can go from looking ordinary to spectacular. Read more…

22

Feb

Bird Photography Tips: Shooting Action

  • By Gaurav Mittal

In an interview with the team of Visual Wilderness, I share some valuable bird photography tips and talk about making action images.

Bird Photography Tips, Sandhill Crane, birds in flight

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05

Dec

Scouting Early for Bird Photography Workshop in Bharatpur

  • By Gaurav Mittal

I have recently just completed a first round scouting visit to Keoladeo Ghana National Park in preparation for my first bird photography workshop in Bharatpur in late January. I’m clearly excited about leading this workshop, the images below provide a good idea on what to expect in Bharatpur. Clearly there are vast opportunities to come away with lifetime of memories and learning experience.  It is a joy to visit Bharatpur as each visit provides a unique sense and feel to the place.

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23

Nov

Bird Photography Workshop in Bharatpur

  • By Gaurav Mittal

A little over two months are remaining for my first ever Bird photography workshop in Bharatpur and I’m very excited about the opportunity to help and educate the participants on the fundamentals of bird photography. From understand composition, exposure, having a proper workflow in post processing to the ethics when approaching wildlife in the field, I will cover all of these and much more.

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17

Sep

Bird Photography Tips: Shoot With a Purpose

  • By Gaurav Mittal
1/100 sec F/5.6 ISO 800, Canon IDX, 600mm + 1.4x

1/100 sec F/5.6 ISO 800, Canon IDX, 600mm + 1.4x

In this image of the week, I continue to share some bird photography tips that will help improve the quality of your images and add purpose to your bird photography.

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10

Sep

Serene Green: Making Impact in Bird Photography

  • By Gaurav Mittal
1/3200 sec F/8.0 ISO 800, Canon IDX, 600mm + 1.4x

1/3200 sec F/8.0 ISO 800, Canon IDX, 600mm +1.4x

Birds by far are one of the most popular subjects in wildlife photography; every minute thousands of images are uploaded online showing birds in flight or behavioral activity. However, amongst the thousands only a few are attention catching. The problem lies in the fact that very little thought process is involved in the creativity, the composition and accurate post processing of the image. Read more…

01

Sep

Romancing Over Candlelight Dinner at Bharatpur

  • By Gaurav Mittal
1/800 sec F/8.0 ISO 800, Canon 5D Mark III, 600mm +2x

1/800 sec F/8.0 ISO 800, Canon 5D Mark III, 600mm +2x

It is no secret that images created in the early morning or late afternoon light also known as the “golden hour”produce pleasing results. It is critical to be present at the right location and have the composition and the exposure setup because the light is ever changing and you get just a few seconds or maybe a minute to capture that magical moment.

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