Nigel Danson is joined by Rachel Bigsby, an incredible wildlife photographer here in the U.K., to discuss some tips and tricks for capturing birds. Bigsby has a breathtaking portfolio that is really worth taking the time to enjoy!
I have a little experience with bird photography, but I do mean "a little". On the occasional press trip to review camera equipment, I have had the opportunity to shoot some birds and I can tell you with confidence that it is most certainly not the easiest task. It seems to be that to be a good wildlife photographer, one of the most important skills to have is an understanding of wildlife and each creature's behavior. In macro photography — an area I do have some experience — capturing insects requires the knowledge of where they frequent and the best times to see them; this appears to map perfectly onto all wildlife photography.
Sit back and enjoy Danson and Bigsby shoot some Gannets while Bigsby gives some useful tips on how to succeed in this area.