How to Set Up a Canon Camera for Wildlife Photography

The latest generation of Canon mirrorless cameras brings with it a nice array of features for wildlife photography, including fast continuous burst rates and advanced autofocus features. With such advanced systems, it is worth taking the time to customize the camera to your exact needs to ensure you have the best chances of getting those fleeting shots. This excellent video tutorial features an experienced wildlife photographer walking you through how he sets up his Canon camera. 

Coming to you from Brent Hall, this helpful video tutorial will walk you through how he sets up his Canon EOS R6 Mark II for wildlife photography. Though Hall is talking about a specific model, most of these ideas carry over to cameras like the EOS R3, EOS R5, and EOS R7, which share many of the same features and options. Though it can be a bit tedious to take an hour or so to set all the custom functions and tweak things like autofocus settings, it really is worth taking the time to do so. Not only will this increase your keeper rate, you will find working with your camera easier and more intuitive. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Hall. 

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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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I found your suggestions and discussion to be very useful especially electronic shutter and the DOF button related to crop.