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Best Sony SLR lenses for wildlife photo

When Sony first entered the SLR market in 2006, not many people were sure it would be a successful move for a company with a no significant reputation outside of the compact point-n-shoot world of cameras. However, they drew a bold ace by buying the assets of Konica-Minolta (essentially all SLR photography assets for Minolta).…

Best Nikon SLR lenses for wildlife photo

Nikon: The biggest digital camera seller in the world (mostly because of its sales of compact photo cameras), an internationally famous reference for the quality of its lens and it SLR cameras. Wildlife photographers (professionals as well as amateurs) must take this offering very seriously. But the fame did not come from nothing, and the…

Cross-Section of the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

Best Canon SLR lenses for wildlife photo

Canon is assuredly the brand most commonly found in the hands of the wildlife photographers (professionals as well as amateurs). Of course, this is a direct product of the strong presence of Canon on the market for digital SLR photography, but the diversity of the offer from the red brand allowed to build solutions perfectly…

BBC wildlife photo masterclasses, for free

You could do much worse than learning from the best wildlife photographers. Actually, the BBC Wildlife Magazine is now providing an impressive list of compact training courses for wildlife photography. There are titles like: Wild Places Mammal Portraits Plant Portraits From Dusk to Dawn Underwater Photography Invertebrate Portraits Birds in Flight Animals in their Environment…

Laser reticle for your SLR

If you are as found of action movies and action video games as you love photography, you may appreciate the looks of this small hot-shoe accessory which will help you align your camera with your subject. Four separate reticles (Point, Circle Point, Circle Cross, Cross), two colors (green, red), and three laser strengths define this…

Intruder

Melissa Brandt just wanted to take a photo of her husband and herself. But, as it happens sometimes, an intruder came into the frame. Except that this time it is a ground squirrel from Banff National Park who came checking the photo camera.

Photography in a forest

Sometimes, in the past, I wondered if it would be difficult to shoot animals in a forest. When I traveled to Amazonia, I could observe by myself that it is much more difficult than elsewhere (and specifically more difficult than in Brazil’s Pantanal). The obstacles: Animals are often high in the trees (nearly never creeping…

Nature and wildlife photography

Nature photography and wildlife photography are two specialities that can be classified as difficult. Here, nothing beats advice from great photographers. This is why I noticed those two great articles, though they are very different: Mark Godfrey explains on Nature.org how are made some superb nature images. The pictures are permanent in their classic vibrance…

Birds in Paris

If you want to photograph birds in Paris, I invite you to check one or more of the following web sites (listed in no specific order). They could be quite useful for your ornithology work, I guess. Birding – Île-de-France Les oiseaux de Paris (the birds of Paris), the much-detailled web site of Jean-Jacques Boujot.…