Steven Parish’s top 10 tips for taking wildlife pictures
- Know your camera — learn what it can do and how it can amplify your creative voice.
- Shoot in the ‘golden hour’ — the hour before and after sunrise and sunset provides the best light for wildlife and wilderness photography.
- Watch the weather — overcast days have softer shadows and are good for photographing the bush; sunnier days are better suited to more open environments.
- Get down — getting closer to the ground can give your picture a compelling setting and puts you at eye-level with animals.
- Always be very quiet and move slowly.
- Zoom in and fill the frame with your subject. Focus on the animal’s eyes.
- Take a picture immediately and then wait until the animal does something interesting, then take another one!
- Play with colour, texture, form, tone and shape — they can enhance the story you tell with your photographs.
- Explore the possibilities of editing — it can help your work better reflect your creative goals.
- Find your passion — know what story you want to tell with your photography.
Plus a taste of an international exhibition in London called Evolving Landscapes