BetterPhoto Q&A: All About Photography: Photographing Specific Subjects: Animals, Pets, & Wildlife Photography

  Learn tricks for pet photography and how to shoot wildlife photography in this section. You can also check out this Wildlife Photography article for additional tips and tricks. Want to learn more about how to shoot wildlife photography? Take Jim Zuckerman's How to Photograph Animals & Wildlife online photography course.
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  Zoo Photography
I'm VERY new to the world of photography, and I'm having a blast learning from all the wo...
8/21/2008 8:00:33 AM
  Taking Better Bird Photos
I like to take bird pictures ... which lens would be best? The problem is the birds are afraid a...
1/3/2008 3:23:21 PM
  Easy Exposure Settings for Safari
Can you suggest a quick and simple way to ensure correct exposure? I use a fuly manual Pentax K10...
  Shooting Rabbits (With a Camera)
Has anyone been able to get a shot of a wild rabbit (jack, cottontail or whatever) in which the a...
1/31/2008 7:49:10 PM
  Best Lens for Wildlife Photography?
I need to purchase a lens for wildlife photography, and wondered if anyone had used the Canon 40...
5/28/2007 2:06:07 PM
  Places To Get Great Animal Pictures
After browsing through some of the galleries here at, I'm amazed at some of t...
1/31/2007 1:33:10 PM
  Pet Photography Tips and Tricks
I was asked to do a pet photo shoot, which will be held at a Senior Living residence. I am plann...
10/3/2006 3:14:16 PM
  Zoo Photography Tip
I just wanted to share something I learned the other day at the San Diego Zoo, even though I thin...
7/27/2006 8:27:37 PM
  My Cat Shuts Her Eyes
I bought my first digital camera. The cat shuts her eyes when the flash goes off, even from a di...
1/3/2006 5:42:46 PM
  Field Trip to the Zoo!!
I'm going to the North Carolina Zoo next weekend. I have a 28-90mm and a 75-300mm lens. Sho...
7/6/2005 2:33:23 PM
  Pet Photography: Ideas for Backgrounds
A friend of mine wants me to take some pictures of her two doggies. Does anyone have any good id...
5/14/2005 11:52:43 PM
  Photographing Animals: Catchlights in Eyes
When shooting animals, I try to avoid "dead eye" with no catchlights. Some photos, however, look...
5/5/2005 9:33:22 PM
  Photographing Wildlife: Lens Question
I am going to shoot wildlife at Triple D and in South Africa . I need to get a 300 or 400 lens fo...
4/6/2005 7:29:34 AM
  Animal Pictures: How to Photograph in Low Light
How can I get sharp images of lions at dusk without flash reflection from eyes? I changed ISO to ...
4/5/2005 10:14:50 PM
  Photographing Farm Birds
I have a friend who cares for ornamental birds: pheasants, chickens, etc. He would like me to tak...
3/16/2005 6:29:51 AM
  Taking Dog Photos Without Eye Glare
I'm taking Christmas pictures of my puppies. But I can't keep from getting eye reflection...
2/15/2005 9:30:50 AM
  How to Shoot Those Big Nose Dog Faces
I'd like to take photos of my own dogs with the look of all those calendars, etc., out there....
11/28/2004 5:15:05 PM
  Best Speed Film for Shooting Wildlife?
What is the best ASA or ISO film for shooting wildlife in cloudy lowlight atmosphere and in dense...
10/31/2004 6:40:38 AM
  Lesson #1: A Wildlife Guide
The following five places are locations that Iíve been to and highly recommend. Each has its own ...
7/13/2004 11:30:40 AM
  Lens for Wildlife Photography
I am an amateur photographer that enjoys taking pictures of wildlife. However, I am realizing tha...
6/29/2004 7:51:15 AM
  Shooting Photos of Moving Horses
I was just needing some information on taking pictures of horses while they are moving. I've...
5/28/2004 1:55:56 PM
  Shooting Verrrry Fast Flying Birds/Swallows
Masses of swallows and swifts congregate around a large lake in our local park. They skim, swirl,...
5/12/2004 10:42:04 AM
  How to Shoot Animals Through a Fence
If anyone might see this real soon ... I need to know how to shoot through a chain-link fence (bi...
4/17/2004 5:39:25 PM
  Taking Pictures of Small Birds and Hawks
I can't get pictures of red tail hawks. They only let you so close and they fly away. I'v...
4/6/2004 1:32:57 PM

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