How to Pick the Winning Photo From a Series of Bird Images

There are some genres in which you simply have to take fast bursts of pictures in order to ensure you get the right image taken at just the perfect moment. Bird photography is one such genre. So, when you come home with hundreds or even thousands of photos, how do you know which to choose from those? This helpful video tutorial shares a wide variety of advice sure to assist you in choosing the perfect shot. 

Coming to you from Walks On The Wild Side, this great video tutorial shares a wealth of tips and advice on how to pick the best bird shot from a large collection of burst images. As you will see, it is about a lot more than just wing position and where the bird is looking. You also need to consider things like the overall color palette in the frame, composition, emotion, storytelling, behavior, splashes, and much more. Considering you can easily come home from a day out with several thousand images, it is good to get in the habit of selecting and deleting images that are obviously throwaway shots on your camera while you have downtime in the field, as this will save you significant time and effort when you get back to your computer. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

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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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