Welcome To The Visual Adventurer Wildlife Photography Page
This is just a small sample of the wildlife photography of photographer John Tarr.
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1.) Clean and oil your camera. Make sure the camera bodies and lenses are working properly. Are the lenses clean? Will I bring two or even three camera bodies? Do I want to travel light?
2.) Make sure I have enough juice. Are the batteries at 100% AND do I have many extra ones? Nothing like running out of power when right in the middle of a shoot.
3.) Have I planed ahead as much as I can? Am I going to shoot in Raw or JPG this time, or both?
4.) Do I understand the animal I am photographing? What are their quirks? Know their habitat? Have I visited the location recently? What is the lighting like at that time of day? Cloud cover? Should I bring a ladder?
5.) Many types of wildlife move quickly. Have I done a dry run? Practice taking images with your long lens if it’s been awhile since you have used it last. There are tricks to help speed up the focusing on a long lens even though it’s a auto focus lens and camera body. Depth of field is tricky business. Practice so you are sharp again, so you do not miss any images because due to being rusty.
6.) What’s my plan with the images after the photo adventure? What is my processing plan?
So, as you can see, there are many things that a good photographer needs to do to make great wildlife photography. Even though many images seem very effortless in the simplicity of the animals themselves, capturing that animal at just the right moment is anything but.
If you like the wildlife photography on this page, please check out our “Purchase” link to “Fine Art America”. We have many more images that the Visual Adventurer has taken over the years that you can view or purchase.