Basics of the digital photography in the field
this short wildlife photography guide was created in August 2008 during the course of Tropical Ecology in
All photos were taken in rainforest near village Wanang, PNG
© Alexandr Pospech
Equipment used for Digital Wildlife Photography
(with special focus on Canon camera equipment)
Macro & Magnification
In lifesize magnification (1:1) the 20 mm object fills the full size of 20 mm chip (APS-C), so it means that the whole image will be fulfilled with this object.
Photographic filters - Polariser
Common mistakes in Photography
Timing - when do you press the shutter
Lenght of exposure - Time
What time can you use when you shoot hand-held? When you have lens with focal lenght 100mm the "safe time" would be 1/100s or shorter, although it's quite individual. Image stabilisation or using support (tripod, monopod) can help.
Position of the light source is very important especially when you try to photograph object on or under the water surface.
• Backup your photos prior to editing them!!!
– HDD, DVD
• Image browsing, simple editing (resize, crop, easy corrections…) – ACDSee (Pro), Zoner Media Explorer
• RAW conversion – Phase One - Capture One (Pro), Digital Photo Professional (Canon), RAW plug-in in Adobe Photoshop…
• Serious editing – Adobe Photoshop, Corel Photopaint, Gimp (freeware)
Shadow - highlight tool
Good light! :-)
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