West Wyalong Photography

This is a continuation of my earlier blog West Wyalong Wildlife Photography.

I simply wanted to include more of the images I have taken, I hope you enjoy them.
Also further down a bit more about photography for the beginner.

You may notice that some of my images have a very blurred background. I like this because it focuses more on the subject although sometimes it is nice to include the environment where the bird or animal lives. To achieve this blurred background we can use a long telephoto lens and with standard lenses we use a very large lens opening (aperture)

I should point out that during my ramblings about photography I am making reference to the use of Digital Single Lens Reflex cameras. Why Single lens reflex cameras? Well I know we can produce nice photos on pocket cameras and even on our phones but if you get really serious about your photography the single lens reflex will allow you the use of multiple styles of lenses from Macro through to telephoto.

Macro of course for very small insects, Telephoto as I have mentioned earlier for distant subjects like birds or animals, Then of course a general purpose lens for when you don’t want to be changing lenses (something like 18-200)

Wide angle is great for Landscapes and for room interiors. All of my lenses are Nikon except my Wide Angle which is Tokina 11-16 f2.8, For low light photography you can benefit by having a lens with a large aperture f2.8 or 1.4.

After taking your photos don’t be afraid to crop them for better composition. Whist it is nice to take close ups its hard to get perfect composition while taking action shots so stay zoomed out enough to get the whole picture and crop afterwards. Todays cameras have such great picture quality that images could be blown up easily to poster size and more so to crop you images if they are only going to be viewed on your computer will not degrade the image at all.

Remember if you are just starting out you don’t need to spend a fortune on equipment. I started off with an entry level Nikon DSLR and 18-200 lens. I have been as successful in competitions with that camera as I have been with my Professional camera body and bag full of lenses.

Enjoy taking photos.