6 Common Wildlife Photography Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Wildlife photography is a challenging genre that requires sound technique, specialized equipment, particular knowledge, and heaps of patience, often for just a few seconds of prime opportunity for a shot. Whether you are new to the genre or a seasoned pro, this helpful video tutorial will show you six common mistakes wildlife photographers make and how to fix them or avoid them in the first place. 

Coming to you from Steve Perry, this awesome video tutorial discusses six common mistakes wildlife photographers make and how to fix or avoid them. One that many of us are often guilty of (myself included) is not checking the background. This is a common problem across many genres: events, portraits, weddings, and more. It is a natural thing: we tend to focus closely on ensuring we get the shot of the subject, particularly when it is in a narrow time window, and as such, we lose focus of what is going on in the background, often not even noticing a distraction in the frame until we look at the images on our computer later on. Getting in the habit of checking the background more often will help you create better images and avoid that aforementioned frustration. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Perry.

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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