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6 Simple & Easy Bird Photography Tips for Beginners

If you’ve recently started taking photos of birds and are a little disappointed with your results: you’re not alone. It’s easy to look at spectacular bird photos online and think it’s really simple to get those types of shots yourself. But the reality can be very different!

It’s got nothing to do with your lack of skill. It simply takes practice, knowledge of your camera gear and of course, putting yourself in the right place at the right time to capture beautiful portraits and behavioral shots of wild birds. Learning as much as possible about the habits of the birds you want to photograph is also important (this is one of our ten tips, in fact). Read More »6 Simple & Easy Bird Photography Tips for Beginners

Bird Photography with Nikon D3500, D3400 and D3300

All images seen on this page have been photographed with either a Nikon D3300 or Nikon D3400.

The majority of bird and wildlife photographers would probably laugh at the thought of using a cheap, entry level DSLR camera.

Speaking on the Nikon side of things, their entry level cameras are often not thought of as appealing for people who have been doing photography for some time, let alone for one of the most challenging types of photography: birds.

That was until the D3300 came along containing one of Nikon’s best cropped image sensors – the 24MP DX. Read More »Bird Photography with Nikon D3500, D3400 and D3300

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Bird Photography Facebook Groups

Facebook, despite its apparent declining stature as the most popular social media network, is still the place to go for wildlife and bird photographers who want to share photos and bird watching experiences with like minded people.

Instagram has certainly boomed, and countless bird photographers use IG to share images, but Facebook has an additional benefit that you won’t find on Instagram: Facebook Groups.

There are groups for everything on FB and bird photography is no exception. A lot of photography groups are broken down into geographic localities – either entire countries, states, but also very small regions.

This allows birders to network more closely in their local area, report sightings and of course: share bird photos. Read More »Bird Photography Facebook Groups

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Which Nikon Camera Is Best For Bird Photography? Guide To Nikon Cameras For Birds

Someone who is looking at buying a new camera specifically for photographing birds (or with birds intending to be their main subjects), and knowing they want a Nikon, has a lot of choices.

Is there a “best” Nikon camera for bird photography?

Not really. A great photographer will be able to take superb bird photos with almost any Nikon camera. But that’s not to overlook the fact that some cameras definitely have their advantages for taking photos of birds, which is one of the most challenging types of photography there is. Read More »Which Nikon Camera Is Best For Bird Photography? Guide To Nikon Cameras For Birds

Blurred background in bird photography

How to Blur the Background in Bird Photography

A blurred or out of focus background (technically known as bokeh) is the ultimate goal for many people who have reached a more advanced stage of photography – but even beginners attempt (and sometimes succeed) in getting this effect, without potentially knowing how or why it happens.

There are several factors that come into how the background of a bird photo will appear.

Sometimes you can control them all, while other times you’ll only be able to control the more technical aspects of it on your camera while having to make do with a “good enough” outcome. Read More »How to Blur the Background in Bird Photography