The zoo is one of the favorite places of photography enthusiasts, perhaps because most of us are fond of animals as objects picture yet feels heavy and troublesome if it should really to the forest, the zoo is the middle road. If you’ve never tried your photography skills at the zoo, then photographing at the zoo must be tested.
Okay, before you actually leave first, we will discuss some tips on photographing at the zoo so that good will your photo results, please:
What you need to Enter Into Camera Bags?
Equipment that I recommend to take a combination of SLR cameras + medium telephoto lens on 85 mm or Super Zoom compact cameras with optical zoom 10-12 times if you have a so-so taken with a macro lens.
This long lens is needed because most animals the animals were placed in the garden a little distance away from the visitors, and often added a wire fence between them. Medium telephoto lens / super zoom can overcome this condition. But if you only have a short lens, do not fret, you can still use it to photograph animal attractions, animals roam benign or even the atmosphere at the zoo itself.
Direct Focus On Eyes
As the saying goes, the eyes are the windows to the soul, to capture the soul of “bestiality” they are clear, focus your shots on the animal’s eyes. If you successfully capture the distinctive look of an animal, your photo will feel more deeply and had a touch of
It Wire Fence
He he … of course the words above just figuratively (I still just love the camera if you get attacked by the Tiger). I mean really, do not let the wire fence that appears in the images you later. Tricks to eliminate wires that are not visible in the photo is this:
Use aperture priority (or manual)
Set the maximum aperture
Adjust the zoom (focal length) in the maximum position
Attach your lens on the fence tightly-dense
Then set the focus to fall on animals (especially her eyes)
In case you are using a camera with no available manual mode (aperture priority), use portrait mode.
Way above the point is to set the depth of field shallow (shallow), so that when you drop a focus on the fence wire animals become very blurred as if lost.
A friend had a greater trick in dealing with a wire fence, “Find a little torn wire fence, the zoo in Indonesia usually care a little less, so you can find big enough hole so the lens can go a little bit.” Well my friend said it was not my own.
Wait for the Moment When Animals Interacting / ACTION
Photographing animals is in the rest position was normal, but photographing animals that are interacting or action, it just different. The interaction here can be animal interactions with fellow animals, the visitor (or handler) or even the environment (eg, playing with twigs or water). Action could be animal roaring, running or playing.
If you observe the wildlife photo competition winners, you will find most of the winning photo is a photo showing the animals are interacting. The key is your patience, because moments like this can not be arranged.
Tips For Animals Hyperactivity
In some cases you will face very rapid movements of animals such as birds. Under these conditions, set the ISO in auto ISO, use continous mode (burst) and set the shutter speed is high enough (more than 2 times the focal length) and set the aperture wide open so that your photos stay sharp.
Photographing at the zoo with many animals choices and diverse requires us to be selective and organized, do not force yourself to photograph everything. Find out the list of animals that exist and even better if you can know the location of the animal before. That way you can choose the order in which animals you want to photograph. Select your target and keep it there until you make at least a few shots that feel meets your standards. Do not rush, you are not being hunted deadline is not it?
See Light Conditions
When you shoot an outdoor pet, you need enough light, but not excessive. Come early because the morning light there was sufficient but not excessive. Light in broad daylight less support for the shooting because it was too strong, its flat and hard so that the image will have a lot of shadows and too much contrast. You can start shooting at the start of the afternoon approached.
But if you’ve visited the zoo quite thick, then you are lucky because they can be protected from sunlight during the day is excessive. When she come, look for a pretty lush and shoot in the area that is behind the shade of a tree.
Do not Forget the Other Objects
Even if you go to the zoo and the intention of photographing the animals themselves, do not forget the other object than that. Note also the expression of visitors to see the animals, they often look quite interesting for you photographed.
Often the zoo also held a variety of exciting attractions for visitors suck, find out what attractions are available, who knows you may find interesting objects there.
Well good hunting in your favorite zoo