Canon 1DX Mk II vs Nikon D5 Review: SPORTS & WILDLIFE CAMERAS!



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Canon 1DX II ($6,000 on Amazon):
Nikon D5 ($6,500 on Amazon):
Canon 7D Mark II ($1,500 on Amazon):
Canon 5DS-R ($3,600 on Amazon):
Nikon D500 ($2,000 on Amazon):

We should have mentioned Canon’s iTR, which is similar, but doesn’t work with a single AF point. We always use a single AF point when shooting sports. If your style is different, you might be satisfied with it.

Also, on June 23, 2016, Nikon released a D5 firmware update that allows 30 minute recording in 4K mode:

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STARTER CAMERAS:
Basic Starter Camera ($280 used at Amazon): Canon T3
Better Starter Camera ($500 at Amazon): Nikon D5300
Better Travel Camera ($500 at Amazon): Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II

LANDSCAPE CAMERAS:
Good ($550 at Amazon): Sony a6000
Better ($1,400) at Amazon: Nikon D5500 & Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8
Best ($3,150) at Amazon: Pentax K-1 & Pentax 24-70 f/2.8

PORTRAIT CAMERAS:
Beginner ($950 at Amazon): Canon T6i & Canon 50mm f/1.8
Better ($3,000 at Amazon): Nikon D610 & Tamron 70-200 f/2.8
Best ($5,300) at Amazon: Nikon D810 & Nikon 70-200 f/2.8E

WILDLIFE CAMERAS:
Starter ($1,100 at Amazon): Canon 7D & Canon 400mm f/5.6
Great ($3,200 at Amazon): Nikon D500 & Nikon 200-500 f/5.6

VIDEO CAMERAS:
Beginner ($500 at Amazon): Panasonic G7 & Panasonic 14-42mm
Better ($1,400 at Amazon): Panasonic GH4 & Panasonic 14-140 f/3.5-5.6
Best ($4,300 at Amazon): Panasonic GH5 & Metabones Speed Booster XL & Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 & Sigma 50-100 f/1.8

DRONES:
Beginner ($400 at Amazon): DJI Phantom 3
Travel ($1,000 at Amazon): DJI Mavic Pro
Better Image Quality ($1,500 at Amazon): DJI Phantom 4 Pro

we've got the four greatest sports cameras in the world let's see with your back this one's not let's go by Justin try not to kick it too far oh how did it go the Canon 1dx mark 2 was way better I mean they're all fine but this one did 16 frames a second both these cameras have high speed modes where you lock the mirror up you can't see the review finder yeah they shoot faster this one shoots at 14 frames a second this one does 16 but with the Nikon at 14 frames a second not only is it slower but it takes a really long time to show you the images on the screen on the back the Canon you seen almost in real time so you can actually follow the ball and move things around and also focused in live you way way faster so far as still subjects high frame rate Canon wins for now let's see how well each camera can track some action both cameras did a great job tracking a moving subject getting basically 100% of the shots and focus in good light however the Canon has a slightly faster frame rate so it gets a few extra pictures in focus the nikon however has 3d tracking that follows the subject as it moves around the frame in the real world shooting soccer we found using 3d tracking much more effective than manually changing focusing points so we give the Nikon d5 a slight edge fast frame rates really do get you better shots for flying birds there's always one shot with a better wing position when you spend months waiting for the right animal to shop and do something interesting and for the light to be perfect so you can get that one shot for your portfolio or wall you want the gear to give you the best possible result it's awesome and tracking flying birds and 14 frames a second is really useful for getting the perfect wing position but it is so loud that like even flying birds will be disturbed by and it does have the quiet mode which seems to slow things down some but that's not very quiet either I don't think it's really louder than any other camera is just with that really high frame rate it seems much louder when tracking flying birds in typical light the 1dx mark to the d5 the D 500 and even the 70 mark to get close to a hundred percent we really can't even use focusing to differentiate between the cameras in our more controlled low light stress test the one day x mark ii got very slightly more shots and focused than the d5 followed by the d 500 with the 70 mark ii coming in last but is 20 megapixels on a full frame camera good enough if you can get close enough yes but I got about as close as you can possibly expect to get to a flying ostrich without disturbing it using a full 700 millimeters and filling the frame with the bird required a 3x crop that means the resulting picture is about 2.5 megapixels from the 1 DX mark – and because the AAA filter there's even less detail than you'd expect and that was good enough for Instagram but is not good enough to sell as a print or for stock if I got in the shot with the D 500 or the 5d SR those pictures would have been much more printable and sellable comparing this real world owl photo the 50 megapixel 5d SR is noticeably sharper than the 20 megapixel one DX mark – of course because megapixels matter and even handheld even without hard light even without a teleconverter you can see the difference and yes they're both InFocus trust me I double and triple-check this for every comparison test that we shoot ok so which camera should you get for wildlife well the Nikon d5 has an awesome focusing system and 12 frames a second when you're using the viewfinder but the one DX here has 14 frames a second and you should not get either one of them why because they both have a very low pixel density 20 megapixels full-frame which means once you crop you get down to very very small numbers of megapixels like with a good crop you might end up with only 3 megapixels they both also have heavy anti-aliasing filters those anti is aliasing filters do things like reduce them while ray that you can see on my shirt here but for wildlife that's really not a problem we've never had a problem with that so for flying birds I would instead recommend the Nikon d 510 frames a second still very fast same amazing focusing system from the D 5 no anti-aliasing filter and those 20 megapixels are crammed into a 1.5 X crop for flying birds there's almost no chance of you filling the frame yes the full-frame viewfinder is really nice but you'll get better sharper results with this I promise another alternative is the Canon 5d SR which has remarkable 50 megapixels on a full frame body with no anti-aliasing filters and that's kind of my go-to camera it's only like five frames a second so it's not producing nearly as many shots of flying birds but the shots that you get are remarkably sharp as sharp as the D 500s whether or not you need the crop so you can go ahead and fill the frame with it and you'll get sharper pictures than you will with any other current camera for things like deer or perch the birds the 5d SR is my go-to camera if I don't need to capture action there's no question the 5d SR produce vastly vastly better results than either the d5 or the 1 DX mark – and it's way cheaper in fact you could buy yourself Canon 7d mark 2 and a 5d SR or a D 500 and a 5d SR and still spend less money than on one of these bodies and I promise you'll be getting better results so why do so many of the most experienced wildlife pros in the world shoot with one of these bodies or one of the earlier generations because of this this is the Canon EOS one V and it's a film camera back in the film they look at this this is where you put the film film it's like your memory cartridge right back in the film days you didn't have to worry about things like anti-aliasing filters or megapixels because every camera had the same 35 millimeter full-frame sensor so you could get this top-end body with its super fast frame rate and awesome focusing system and not make any compromises but today the sensor in the body are coupled and unfortunately Canon Nikon don't give you choices about that so they put in these sensors that are you know good for fast action and good for low-light but not good for detail and myself as a wildlife photographer I'm always driving for more sharpness the biggest challenge is getting close to the birds so yes you can get great pictures with these you'll see lots of the best wildlife photographers in the world getting great pictures with these but it's not because they chose the right camera body it's because they're the best wildlife photographers in the world because they have been shooting from the film era and I get their choice because once you shoot with a full body like this it's really tough to go down to one of the smaller bodies they don't feel as good they're not as well weather proofed but if you're about the results you'll take my recommendation and get yourself a 5d SR or a D 500 for the high contrast object both cameras managed to successfully focus at evey minus one which is really dark but they both failed at evey minus 2 which is even darker that's equivalent to F two point eight one thirtieth and ISO 200 thousand so it's really really dark but that doesn't match the manufacturer's quoted ratings of focusing a TV minus three but they were both significantly better than any other camera we've tested basically they are the same and you can't go wrong with either camera but the Nikon d5 and D 500 do have light-up buttons which can save your ass and dark environments when your fingers haven't yet memorized the button placement in addition to our objective analytical unbiased comparison testing we spend as much time as possible shooting in the real world with all the cameras we review but we don't bring a camera crew with us so I went to shot a car show and the 1dx mark to work fun though really I wish I would have had a camera that had a tilt screen to assist me with low shots or just a smaller camera that would make it easier to handhold while reaching my arms out into engine bays basically I wouldn't have picked one of these expensive cameras I would have grabbed like an 80 D or D 750 image quality we made a whole separate video pixel few thing every aspect of the images created by these so check that out if you want all the details but a quick summary the image quality differences between the D 5 and the 1 DX mark 2 are indistinguishable in the vast majority of real-world situations you know the word you probably will never notice any kind of difference but if you're getting really nitpicky the 1 DX mark 2 does show better dynamic range than the D 5 if you want to just really really recover shadows at the base ISO and the D 5 we found has less noise at higher ISOs than the 1 DX mark 2 is so you pick the one the D 5 the Nikon if you're shooting in extremely extremely low light conditions like north of ISO 25600 which is pretty rare or maybe in like a dark Club I might pick the D 5 instead however the Canon 5d SR here is far cheaper than either camera and produces vastly better images with vastly more detail and while the dynamic range and the noise don't quite match either of these bodies you can easily tray that extra detail by for cleaner images by cranking up the noise reduction a little bit and you still end up with overall better images with just a little bit a single slider of post-processing for all the details check out our full video you as video cameras they both support 4k and the images look absolutely beautiful but we don't recommend either one of them as video cameras if you want to compare the 1dx mark to is a much better video camera than the d5 live view works much better live view focusing works much better and it supports 4k and 60 frames a second it also doesn't have the 3 minute recording limitation that the d5 currently have and has and yes nikon there's been rumors that they're going to release a new firmware update but I talked to the Nikon guys and they won't confirm anything and there's not anything out now I don't want you spending 6,500 bucks hoping they're going to extend that and they won't the d5 does have one big advantage over the 1 DX mark 2 and that you can record 4k out to an HDMI field recorder that overcomes the 3 minute limit if you hook this up to an HDMI recorder you only get 1080p for some reason we can't fathom nonetheless they're not great video cameras because well they lack an electronic viewfinder they lack things like the Sony s log this Canon does not have the Canon C log which is great for capturing extra dynamic range in video you don't know what that means you probably don't care and they also like tilting screens which we find to be just critical for use for DSLR style video for the complete details of our video and lots of sample footage of different ISOs watch our comparison of the video quality on YouTube physically these cameras are like eerily somewhere from two different competing companies that you would think these cameras are made by the same manufacturer like it's freaky the dimensions are almost identical they both have 1980s LCDs down here in 1980s LCDs up here in almost precisely the same shape and and look at the way the memory card slots open up for each of them like look they look almost identical and both the battery packs right here at the side you pull this out and pull it you pull this out and pull it even the battery chargers are almost identical like what is going on how can two competing manufacturers make almost exactly the same camera well just that they've been like going back and forth competing with each other for like decades like near on a hundred years now and and this is kind of the result of that as one if one makes some minor improvement the other one makes it and they're both appealing to the same types of pro photographers who get very stuck in their ways and don't want to make big changes and just kind of like things to be the same way that they are so as a result we don't see anything revolutionary and we see it's difficult to differentiate functionally I like the Nikon better I like the thumb dial in the back I find that really easy to reach I find it easier to reach then the secondary dial on the Canon but the Nikon has one big functional improvement and that's like a more functional touchscreen so I can hit play here and zoom in with my fingers and then just tap through or swipe through the different pictures and that's just it's just terribly useful for making sure that you have met critical focus on all parts of the frame the Canon weirdly it has a touchscreen and it lets you do some things but it won't let you do that you can't interact with it you can kind of touch to focus but it's not very intuitive so it's really weird that they put a touchscreen in the Canon but then gave it almost no usefulness like maybe there'll be a firmware update but then again Canon and Nikon they don't tend to release firmware updates that have big functional improvements like that would usually if you're hoping for a fixing firmware is not going to come oh let's do one more comparison against my samsung s7 a camera that costs like six or seven hundred bucks a phone of course look at the way the brightness of the screens this is with this screen on full bright and the screen on full bright you can see the Nikon is a little bit brighter look like I could touch the focus here and I can touch the focus here but I can't zoom in but look at the way the Samsung works I can just pan in and move around and it's just so much vastly superior look how much brighter and prettier the screen is on this little smartphone we have this huge back why do they use so little of it for the screen and why don't they start integrating like better OLED displays and nicer touch screens it's just it's a terrible screen for such an expensive camera let's wrap this up should you get the d5 or the 1dx mark – and there's much difference it's it's like Luke and Owen Wilson like they're not the same but they're kind of the same right like if they put one instead of the other in a movie you'd probably be okay with that that's kind of the way it works do if you're a professional photojournalist or you work for ESPN or something your boss will probably put one of these cameras in your hands and you're going to be happy with either because I kid you just you just don't notice a difference in the vast majority of situations the Canon is a little bit faster and the live view works way better the nikon has this awesome 3d focusing that saves your thumb from having to move the focusing points around in some situations and the touch screen works better and if one of those is like a killer feature that you must have then the choice is made for you otherwise if you really are picking between these maybe you have an investment in either Canon and Nikon lenses just just get the body that matches those and don't worry about selling all your lenses it's probably not worth it if you haven't invested yet and you're just like a rich guy who's buying us for his cameras you know what they pick a lens that you want to use first and then match the body up to that and if you don't know much about the lenses well frankly the Canon and Nikon lenses are almost identical also because when one makes it 200 to 400 the other one makes it too but in general like gives a slight edge to the Canon because we tend to like the Canon glass better when we've paired them up against each other for their equivalents so hope you found this video useful I'd appreciate it give me a like subscribe to see more free videos including reviews photography tutorials Photoshop tutorials and videography tutorials and share it with your friends any questions any follow-up questions just ask a comment thanks so much bye

African Photo Safari: Must Have Safari Camera Gear Support, Bean Bags, w/ Sigma 150-600 Sports lens



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hey guys it's Kevin for my doobie photo safaris the image hunter we're in between safaris right now we just got back from the Oklahoma Delta in a few days we're heading up to northern South Africa draw a toccata River Kappa let's talk a little bit today on camera support while on safari there are some big things to take into consideration especially your mode of transport when you're getting into and out of your safari area if you're going to be flying in on a small bush plane there's weight restrictions you have to take into consideration such as an example most times on a bush plane into Safari areas you're only allowed 22 kgs of weight including your camera gear and your personal gear therefore you have to look at your camera support system a little differently than you do if you're driving into a camp and there are no weight restrictions where you can take in as much gear as you like we run into the same situation on our Alaskan bear safaris our float planes and bush planes in Alaska also limit us on our gear restriction the type of camera gear that you're going to use in your Safari will make a difference on how you're going to support your camera gear in the Safari vehicle if you're using a smaller lens such as the scan of 28 to 300 or the 70 to 200 or even the 100 to 400 you'll be in more situations where you can and hold your gear however early in the morning and late in the evening even when you push your ISO up on your camera you're still going to be using slower shutter speeds what you're going to want some sort of camera support normally on a fly-in safari you're not going to be taking the real big glass as an example this Canon 600 is probably too big to take with you on a flying Safari it's a great lens when you're driving to your safari location but it weighs a lot one lens that I do use a lot on fly-in safaris is the Sigma 150 to 600 it's a relatively small lens and a lightweight lens for a 600 millimeter reach really ideal however early morning late evening you're going to want to support this camera with this lens because it's going to be too shaky when it starts getting dark and you're using those long shutter speeds this is an apex beanbag this is an ideal answer to a flying safari when you fly in the bean bag is empty it's lightweight you get a catch your gimbal head right to the top I normally use rice beans or sand to fill this bean bag up once I've gotten to the lodge hey guys so right now we've got the apex bean bag this is actually mine been used quite a bit so it's a little rugged looking for the wear I happen to use rice for these bags and I use rice for a couple of reasons for one thing it's easy to come I can stop in a grocery store on the way to the safari camp to pick it up the other nice thing about rice is once you're done with it you can leave it at the camp and the staff will really appreciate the fact that they've got that rice and they'll actually use it eat it once you've left this particular bag usually takes around 12 kgs I've got one bag here as you can see this is 10 kgs so it'll take this full bag it'll take just about a quarter or so of another bag or naan this it's kind of a slow process I'll pour it out in here now the good thing is if you spill out different monkeys love this stuff as you can see this thing takes a lot of rice you go ahead and push my hand down inside the bag and just compact I'm going to push it down and really push it in there so it's very compounded if you don't do this you're going to have problems later and you're going to wish you had because it'll get real sloppy on the vehicle you know if you're actually on the fly in Safari and you want to use your bag you want to call ahead and ask them to have lights there at the lodge for you you're not going to be able to fly into that lodge from winter rice so let then have the rice there for you they may charge you to lecture for that rice but they'll have it ready for you some good advice when do you send fill that sand into ziplock baggies or some other type of plastic bag so the sand does not get into the zippers on the bean bag when you use the apex bean bag you're going to take your gimbal head attach it right directly to the bean bag then it fits over your armrest and it catches fairly securely they can be a little bit wobbly but overall they work pretty well pro media gear is some of the best gear out there it's precision made made in America lightweight sealed ball bearings stands up and whether it's an outstanding piece of gear this is my gimbal of choice on a fly in Safari and this is my gimbal of choice on a drive in Safari I do have a carbon fiber gimbal head which actually ends up weighing more than this katana junior 2.5 pounds outstanding piece of gear the skimble head will attach to your apex beanbag your monopod your tripod whatever you want to attach it to stunning piece of equipment this is a really right stuff monopod weighs about a pound and a half actually even a little less than a pound and a half and using this really right stuff monopod remember you need an up scaling tripod screw the one that comes on the monopod is smaller and it will not fit into the majority of the gimbal and ball heads so don't forget to get that and put it on there otherwise when you get on an Safari you're not going to be able to fit your gimbal head to this monopod always remember to check that one of my favorite really lightweight ways to support your camera Darrell on safari is the really right stuff safari rig comes in basically two pieces it's the actual clamp itself and the little ball that the clamp goes on to this screws into your monopod the safari rig fits onto here by opening it up one of the things I love about really rite stuff the quality is just stunning fits on closes up and you have this clamp that will clamp on to in most cases the roll bar that just comes down in the vehicle this is a relatively sturdy unit however I don't recommend using this again without keeping one hand on your camera or the monopod while you're moving in the vehicle your gimbal head will fit right on top of this just like this I love tripods however it's really difficult to use a tripod on a safari vehicle they rattle around you can't really keep them still when you're shooting on them and they take up a lot of space you need something in your vehicle that is going to literally clamp down to a roll bar or an armrest to keep things steady and still this is known as a super clamp I have seen people use these super clamps they basically just clamp them on to the roll bar and put your camera on top I've tried them I've had very bad luck with them breaking they just do not hold up in my opinion to the vigorous use bumpy roads and heavy gear on a safari vehicle so I personally do not use super clamps to hold my gear on a safari vehicle will continue on with this learning session well on a safari vehicle and I'll show you how these different types of gear support that I've been explaining to you work under the various types of Safari vehicles and different scenarios this is our safari arm in my opinion is the best and most productive way to support your camera gear while on safari as a supply operator I offer a combination of safari arms and beanbags to my Safari clients you want to check with your Safari operator and see if they do offer you any sort of camera support that will be available for you when you arrive to start your Safari here's what one of our safari guests had to say about our safari arm set up on our vehicles this is really very cool and it's articulated in so many different planes that you can pretty much get any shot that you want and it will still hold the camera steady so it's quite a quite an effective tool for holding only the camera steady so you can get the angle or the setting that you want and not have to worry about camera shake and things like that quite quite a piece of engineering this is our lightweight version of the Safari arm another type of camera support that we often use so one of the methods of supporting your gear when you're out on a safari vehicle is actually hand holding your camera this is pretty easy to do if you've got a smaller lens maybe at 70 to 200 possibly a 100 to 400 during ideal lighting conditions however early in the morning late in the evening it can get a little bit more difficult to handhold here now if you're using 600 millimeter or something like this sigma 150 to 600 that's a lot more difficult not only do you experience a lot of fatigue in your hands your arms and your back but it's just really difficult to hold it still enough to get sharp images gonna show you a few techniques that I've learned over the years to help you handhold camera roll on Safari first of all you want to really watch your posture make sure that you're sitting up straight and that's your back is straight you want to tuck your elbows into your body so that you've got a good firm structure to hold your lens in camera you want to watch your breathing breathe in breathe out but a lot of photographers will actually hold their breath when they take the image just to make sure that the breathing is not moving your camera up and down so you've got your arms tucked in you've got a good firm hold your hand is going to be placed underneath the camera body so it's not to interfere with the focusing mechanism on your lens you're going to bring up compose your image and importantly you're going to roll your finger over that shutter release if you just press hard in that shadow release most likely you're going to jerk the camera so if you roll your finger rolling over gently over that shutter release you're less likely to move your camera while taking the image so once again elbows tucked tight against the body breathe in compose your image roll your finger over the shutter and release with this big of a lens I am already feeling some fatigue in my back and in my arms so I would really recommend that you do have an additional camera support for a lenses that are going to cause you to experience any sort of fatigue or again early in the morning late in the evening when your shutter speeds are going to slow down to a speed that is actually slower than the maximum focal length on your lens 400 millimeter lens for north of a second or more necessary 600 millimeter lens six hundredths of a second or faster to be able to handhold without getting any camera shake in that way yes the image stabilizers do help some people are saying one possibly two stops so that is an additional asset however I still try to go by that rule of thumb can now use a shutter speed slower than the maximum focal length on my lens there are a lot of photographers will use a monopod on a safari view as you can see I've got a really right stuff monopod here and a pro media gimbal head attached to this mono body I love these Pro Media gimbal heads especially the Catania junior which is light enough you can take it with you pretty much anywhere you go no matter what those weight restrictions are this will travel along because it's a lightweight but super heavy-duty gimbal head with the monopod and open it up to the height basically is going to put your camera at eye level so if you bring your knees together you can brace the monopod in between your legs to help sturdy you still want to use in addition to the monopod all of the body techniques I've shown you good posture locking those elbows into your body and keeping your hands firmly on the lens and the camera body to support everything it's still going to be somewhat wobbly however it's better than nothing yeah once you place your camera up on top it's also going to add a bit of weight to keep it from moving back so in addition to using the monopod and keeping it sturdy in between your legs there are a few other methods that you can use to sturdy your monopod on a safari vehicle so Jeff what do you think about this particular setup this is the monopod with the really right stuff clamp and in a pinch it works pretty good it just doesn't give you the mobility that these other units do no but it feels very stable so it doesn't have the same quite the same mobility but it sure does add a lot of stability to the shot so be able to take get catch some of the shots you might not have enough light to do handheld if you prefer to have two cameras with different lenses on your camera support you can use a double gimble head these are great for keeping long range and mid-range telephoto lenses side-by-side and ready for action let's take a look at a recent situation while on safari in South Africa heavy winds late afternoon partial Sun rain clouds and a rainbow all this equals a perfect situation for a good camera support system trying to handhold your camera in a situation like this is bound to lead to disappointment it's possible but very difficult a good camera support system will allow you the opportunity to concentrate on your images and get the great photography you're there to get

Bird Watch Ireland Limerick



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Birdwatch Ireland Limerick Secretary Maura Turner speaks to the Limerick Post about the organisations role in Limerick as well as the events they hold to educate people on Limerick’s wildlife.

Video: Soham Ghosh

most people when they look into the river when they see that the cold seagulls there aren't really any seagulls there are actually varieties of calls mainly the black-headed gull among those get Mediterranean girls which are kind of not so much rare but are unusual and you get an Icelandic oh and it gets him the other Caspian girls so the main port Ireland that's faced in Wicklow little cocoon they're the largest charge for conservation body in the country and so their work will be just the preservation of wildlife of the habitats and to keep an eye on the biodiversity of all the areas and they run some preserves around the country they they sort of fund them and they've got different projects then on we say boards the like in danger like there was a turn Davison Island welcome to my the moment but it's just awful the coast of Dublin and they've set up kind of a group there during the nesting season and they've been ring these words then they'll monitor them and schoolchildren from the mainland from scurries area have made bird boxes for these and they're put on the island these returns have been there haven't been nesting here for a question of many number of years so they're back now that's mothership bite that they say will during the summer you know somebody worth two three months of this island and so that's the kind of work they do we try and keep an eye or mean we receive reports of him any breaches of that and we report to the council other national parks in my life because if this boring are cutting at the wrong time of the year especially with birds are nesting that's going to destroy you know the future of those kind of birds and people might say I was only one Bush sure whatever were recording but as you know that the whole of the whole of why does the world of food reduced by 60% do to me the climate change but somebody's just due to bad manage people now taking care of the magician in the wrong time support we look at the walls of the river or especially near Southfield bridge there's a lot of sound Martin's there they're like a swallow and they nest in those walls now if they're if they're maintained too much if say the councillor whoever's in charge of those fill those in geology might wall that that's coming a little bit decrepit if they're filled these nesting areas will be gone for the board so we make the council aware we do surface and we make the council aware of these areas that it operate the boards will nest so now um you talk this awareness that you don't do it out so that's a problem overcome but it's just that somebody's looking at these walls I said gosh those nests there make sure nothing happens that you know that they're not interfered with too much we actually run talks every month for about six months we go small grant from the County Council's do this and so it's really to make people aware of what's involved in nature and what is out there because as you know you said to go outside your front door every morning and you know what the copy boards around people don't even see them at the prett everything down to a rock or a crow so this this gentleman Jim he will be talking about the boards that around the countryside the background to it do we have a bit of music we will also be having someone eats after some in spice um whatever so if anybody likes to come along you more than welcome yes every every County almost has a branch like ourselves you know which is a voluntary group and we organize these outings so if people weren't too sure about something though they can Co along and the color and something they're gonna learn there's a lotta life there for everything they're they're looking to substantive space the way before it's moving so it's quite an interesting area there

Wildlife Photography Tips



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STARTER CAMERAS:
Basic Starter Camera ($280 used at Amazon): Canon T3
Better Starter Camera ($500 at Amazon): Nikon D5300
Better Travel Camera ($500 at Amazon): Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II

LANDSCAPE CAMERAS:
Good ($550 at Amazon): Sony a6000
Better ($1,400) at Amazon: Nikon D5500 & Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8
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we're on our way to find some birds and do some wildlife photography we're going to be teaching Siobhan and Madeline for the first time so you can come along with us we'll be talking about how to find the birds the gear you should use some techniques what else Tony well I want to point out a wildlife photography often starts in the car because you got to find the animals right and everybody has this image of the National Geographic wildlife photographer like hiking miles out that's the thing too but if you're looking for something like a bald eagle they cover miles of ground and we found the best way is to kind of drive around and just keep your eyes open but keep your eyes open all the time if you're going to work you scan in the trees we scan in the sky cuz people literally don't see birds that are right over their head you see this all the time another way to find them is to go on forums near you other animal nerds will tell you oh there are nesting Osprey or there's a pair of eagles on this river or whatever wildlife is near you people will be spotting it and sharing that information yeah look up bird spotting list but also find good spots where animals are and just keep revisiting every day at different times day because you're gonna see different stuff there you know depending on what the wind is like depending on who's hungry what time of year it is and that's what we're doing now or a hardness revisiting one of our favorite spots one piece of advice I have is to be really opportunistic so sometimes I'll go out looking for Osprey or a really exciting animal to take pictures of and I end up with a songbird and I think it's okay to just redirect your attention and just try to get the best shot that you can get so we're not even out of the parking lot yet and we see this Mockingbird on some beautiful berries and so it's a great picture to get birds are like little robots they kind of follow this pre-programmed path so if you see a bird and it's near some beautiful berries like this Mockingbird over here and it flies off and lands on the grass don't give up just hold out for a couple of minutes a lot of wildlife photographers just waiting because it's going to jump to the grass and then it's going to go back to the berries and then it's going to go to a branch and then grass berries branch back kind of thing just be patient and wait for good timing yeah so your shots are going to be much better the closer you can get but as you approach at some point you're going to scare it off so I try to get the best shot I can waiting for it to pick different spots and then I inch forward and I take another round of shots and yeah at some point I might end up scaring it off but we still know that I got as close as I could without disturbing it too much if you don't have a tripod or a monopod on you you can use a friend shoulder or you can brace yourself up against a tree which is something I do often this is a nikon d 500 and it's our favorite wildlife camera first it's aps-c so it takes a full frame lens like this and crops it down because you always want more crop you'll just always need to get closer it's also great for wildlife video because it does 4k but also with the heavy crop so it gets much closer than would otherwise be possible if you don't get the I you didn't get the shot you have to get the I wait until the head is at least in profile preferably turned towards you and if there's a branch or something in front of the I just the cash shot doesn't count don't even pull shudder and my battery is dead when you go out consider the weather the weather that you're shooting and it's cold my batteries are going to die faster I should have thought of that also it's very windy so you'll want to make sure that your shutter speed is a little faster too because even a perched animal like this bird on a branch it's going to be moving around a lot because it's in the wind so consider the conditions that you're feeding in know the species that you're taking pictures of Siobhan and Madeline are really close to this mockingbird because they're not shy they kind of tolerate people being around so you don't have to worry about inching closer to them some shy species would be a Kingfisher they stay away from people so I know that I need to be in a blind or just stay put in one location and wait for them to come to me or fly by me but there are tons of species that are used to people like sparrows and chickadees are all kind of bold and you can get pretty close and get a very nice close-up picture you can't pose Birds but you can control the light by picking when you go out to shoot and so like a sunny day like this with clear skies is kind of the best and if the Sun is lower in the sky like during the Golden Hour that's the best because with birds the ideal shot is like hard front lighting so you want to have the Sun to your back so the bird is nicely illuminated if you look at pictures of animals taking the soft light they seem less sharp because soft light is diffused hard light will get you sharper pictures now that's not what you want to do for portraits portraits you actually want to soften the skin a little bit so soft light is better wildlife is different hard light sharp pictures if you're new to wildlife photography or you have new wildlife photography gear take pictures of everything it takes a while before you acclimate to your gear so even seagulls try to get shots of them flying because you'll have to be able to get them in the frame right away you have to just point and lock-on to them and take your shots you're not going to be worried about that with a seagull but the next thing that comes along might be a shot that you really want so take the time to take pictures of ordinary species like seagulls or sparrows or whatever whatever else is around because you get valuable practice we're not parks were a lot of people visit can be the best spot I know everybody imagines being out in the secluded wilderness but animals that live in secluded wilderness are Accu aren't acclimated to people so they'll immediately run when they see you but if you're in a popular park they kind of get used to people and I'll let you get much closer even once you get to a spot with wildlife it can be hard to find them at the spot so you kind of get to know their behavior with experience of a travel with somebody who has more knowledge of the animals than you like I know that wrens tend to like this sort of type brush so if I'm near this type brush I'll keep an eye out for the little brown bodies I know that red-winged blackbirds tend to like this type of breed that are behind me so I'll look for them also it really helps learn the bird calls of the animals in your area and you can find those online but when you get familiar with the bird calls if you hear a sound you'll know oh my god there's a cardinal there's an osprey nearby and then you can go kind of chasing it down but because you know the bird and its location or its its behavior you'll know that it tends to hide in Tai trees or low brush and that can help you find it another good piece of advice is to stay patient we had to hang out on this blind for a few minutes before any birds at all came around and you might have to wait for even a half-hour to see what you want to see your hours at that while you're waiting prep your camera to get the next shot and if there's a still animal you'll have plenty of time to change your settings so what you want to pepper camphor is any sort of action shot for example a flying bird could appear out of nowhere and you'll have a split second to get it so I get my camera ready for flying bird photography for that it's shutter priority one mm of a second auto ISO all auto focus points with continuous auto focus and a continuous shutter so I can push it down and just keep clicking I also pre focus the camera so I'll focus soon about where I think they might be because if your camera is focused really close or focus at infinity you might it's kind of things going to be so blurry you won't even be able to find it through your viewfinder Kamel can help a little I find I can get maybe 30% closer if I'm also quiet and still but if you're just gone for a hike and you're moving anyway it's probably not going to make a big difference the bigger thing is for yourself to be comfortable so mosquitoes are real problem in the woods you want to cover up as much skin as possible gloves can be important you can see I have some gloves that expose my fingers here so I can change my memory card or do something else pretty quickly I'm taking my glove off and if you're comfortable that means you'll spend more time out there and it's that more time that's going to make a bigger difference in what you're dressed like so I guess prime lenses are better but for a beginner I think using a zoom lens like this really helps I keep it zoomed out to 200 millimeters to start so that I can get a bird in my focal range and then I can zoom in tight to actually get the shot otherwise it's really hard to hunt for something when I'm all the way at 500 millimetres gear you don't need expensive gear to get good pictures but with wildlife it actually does help that we can get closer and closer Matt there has just a 70 to 200 lens with a 2x teleconverter that's a good way to start so if you already have a 7200 or if you plan on taking portraits anyway you get a 2x teleconverter and get great pictures out of it a step below that would be like a 70 to 300 or 75 to 300 lens those do okay but especially at the shore at the long end you'll find they're not that sharp a step up from that this is we recommend this for medium-sized budgets a used Canon 7d mark 2 and they used 400 millimeter f56 climb you can get pro grade results with that at a reasonable budget Jevon over there has the nikon d 500 and the nikon 150 to 500 and that is a remarkable combination it's actually way sharper than the Canon because the Nikon doesn't an anti-aliasing filter we find that Lindsay really sharp and it's image stabilized and if you have a few bucks to spend get yourself a 500 or 600 millimeter f4 time put a 1.4 X teleconverter on there and that's about the best you can possibly do another tip is to be prepared to take your shots even when you're leaving the location I found a lot of the time that's when the action happens so we all packed up and we're getting ready to leave and about 20-25 vulture just started flying right above us making for perfect photo opportunity so always stay prepared and always be ready so wildlife photography easier or harder than other photography that you tried so much harder it's really really hard and we like killed two batteries and two cameras so that's pretty good sign but I think the tips that we gave you today are going to help you out help you get started and if you want to see more videos like this one what should they do model and subscribe 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Canon Lenses for Sports/Wildlife Photography



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Great images start with great lenses and in many ways a Digital SLR is defined by the quality, breadth and scope of its system of lenses. Canon EOS digital SLRs are backed up by the world’s most comprehensive system of interchangeable lenses. Canon have more than 70 types of EF lenses, covering all possible shooting requirements and providing unlimited scope for creativity. Choose the style of photography that suits your style and we’ll recommend the lenses and accessories that helps you best tell your imaging story.

For sports and wildlife photography, two factors are paramount: reach and speed. A lens that gets up close yet allows you to keep your distance, and lenses that focus quickly and transmit enough light to allow for very fast shutter speeds.

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hello welcome to this lens tutorial from Canon I'm Rob crow I'm Jenny here and in this tutorial we're going to be looking at sports and wildlife photography so in terms of lenses Jenny why have we put those two things in the same category the main reason is because often what you're shooting your subject is quite far away from you and also moving quite fast this image shows that quite well already sure so we're looking at fast things at distance so that obviously going to impact on the type of lens that we're going to choose first thing we need to consider is the focal length we're going to want long focal lengths so that we can see things at a distance some of the time in sports or wildlife photography we're not going to be able to get very close to the subject some of the subjects might even be dangerous they might bite us so we want a long lens and then we want to think about the speed of the lens we're looking for fast lenses wide maximum apertures are going to let us shoot at faster shutter speeds going to let us freeze the action and they're going to minimize any effects of camera shake but we've got some other clever technologies that are going to help us with that as well in the lenses we're looking at today so what else is there that we need to consider well fast focusing is obviously really critical you're photographing over a long distance at high magnification you might be say photographing subjects again at distance moving fast they're going to come in and out of our frame very quickly and so we need the technology to make very rapid focusing first things I want to look at here is a 55 to 250 millimeter EFS lens means it's designed specifically to work with the aps-c cameras like the 60d the 7d and on these cameras 55 to 250 millimeters gives us a really useful range it equates to an equivalent of around 88 to 400 millimeters and if you consider a 400 millimeter focal length we can frame a full-frame standing adult at maybe 20 meters away and fill the frame of that person that's a really useful range for wildlife and sports the other interesting feature of this lens is image stabilisation image stabilisation is really useful it basically cancels out the tremors in our hands the camera shape that we might be creating to make a more stable focus sharp image and this feature lets us maybe use shutter speeds up to four times four stops slower than we otherwise would so you can imagine that's an incredibly useful feature particularly as the light starts to dip at the end of the day moving onto this lens it's an L Series lens 70 to 300 millimeter lens again a really useful range for this sort of photography this lens also has image stabilization but it's also got a second mode – it's image stabilization and this is a really useful feature one of the things we might want to do a lot when we're doing this type of work is track follow an object but we don't want the image stabiliser to cancel out or intentional movement whichever direction it's in these cameras can detect which way we're moving and they just cancel out the camera shake in the other axis so that's great really useful another thing that this lens has is a USM motor that means it's using an ultrasonic motor to focus it's extremely fast but critically it's almost silent which can be really important to a wildlife photographer so let's come onto this this is a lovely bit of kit this is canons 800 millimeter L Series lens it's the longest lens they make then it includes some incredible technology as well as image stabilisation again in two modes so we've got the mode that lets us track and follow it's got a fluorite element in it now fluor right it's a crystal that disperses like less than conventional glass and Canon use it to ensure that all the light that's coming in the lens makes it down to the sensor normally when light enters through glass it starts to split into spectrums and with very long lenses that can be a problem by the time you get to the sensor you might start to get fringing what we call chromatic aberration rainbows round high contrast edges the fluorite in this helps prevent that it's an amazing thing and it means that we can get really close to the action and keep the detail with this lens it's a great bit of kit so Jenny we've looked at the lenses and we got any examples of what they're capable of yeah we've got some great examples here actually this image here I think is a really excellent example of how long lenses can freeze the subject in the frame it drops out the focus beautifully this was shot on the 70 to 300 lens obviously the longer range of the lens sure quite a fast lens and that's critical obviously because the the wide aperture is allowed the photographer to use a fast shutter speed freeze the action there's also a lot of planning gone into this your and shots like this and when we're using longer heavier lens is when we're at an event like this sometimes we have to take up a position and anticipate what's going to happen and that that's what the photography I think and it's really worked this is a really great example of 800 mil in which isn't really handy for things like this obviously you don't want to be right in there with the tiger you want to be safe distance away but you can come right in I mean it's cropped so far and it's like a portrait which is great you got your focus dropping off but right in the eyes is sharp all the way up to his mouth he seems to be looking straight at me yeah worried but is it credible isn't it because from that distance we can see every whisker almost like a macro shot but obviously shot from a long way away this is the sort of shot where something like a very silent focus system like a USM focusing motor is going to really come into its own especially for Titleist sleep these horses are coming straight towards you and if you weren't on the 7300 you might be worried but luckily you can be quite far away and still grab your focus everything's sharp you're dropping at your background again when we're working at a great distance with the long lens things coming straight towards us they actually increase in size more slowly in the frame which gives us a chance to maybe anticipate for longer certainly gives the focusing system every chance to latch on and it's a really lovely shot and I think one of the interesting things about this shot is you can see that that horse's hooves are entirely off the ground which is something that of course in photographic history was a major milestone that the proof that that happened this image is also great sure how soon lenses can really hone in on a moving subject got the background moving but he's pinched up she's a classic tracking movement shot we're trying to get that background blur that's something we want but we want the cyclist as sharp as possible so any movement in that direction any camera shake in that direction we want to eliminate but we want to keep our pan and that's where the second mode of image stabilisation really cuts in and helps us out it's a good example great thanks Jenny so long lenses they let us get really close to the action and photograph things in a really impactful way which we wouldn't otherwise be able to and remember we don't need a press pass to photograph the local team in the part or the wildlife in our Gardens so if you want to get out there find a lens that fits your budget see what it brings to your photography remember the easiest way to change your photography and get a fresh approach is to change your lens

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Tamron 150-600 f/5-f/6.3 Review: The ultimate wildlife lens for $1,000?



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hi this is Chelsea and we're here at an undisclosed location or testing out the new tamarin 152 606 3 we're going to be putting it up against the Canon 500 millimeter before and Natalie's using the Canon 400 millimeter at five six prime we're going to see which one we like that and see if this is worth what your prices and if you're curious about the Canon or Nikon for the millimeter zooms or the Sigma 500 others and or hold on tight we'll address those later soon we'd scouted this location with the Osprey days earlier we use Sun tracking tools to identify the perfect time of day for front lighting watch the weather reports for clear skies and got up two hours before sunrise it all went according to plan except for the clouds with soft light you get soft pictures and that just won't do for testing lenses we did catch some flying birds and gave these follow focus systems attest the Tamron 600 performed admirably on our 7d 70d and 5d mark 3 the hit rate was about the same as our 400 and 500 primes which is the best we could have hoped the rumors of autofocus problems with the 70 seemed to be false as a wildlife photographer nature's always in control and all you can do is be persistent the Sun came out on day two and we were ready what a difference direct sunlight at your back makes with this Tamron 1.4 X teleconverter on it tries to autofocus but just consistently fails I'll try manually focusing the manual focusing is nice and smooth for this lens but the teleconverter on that 600 millimeters was so unsharp I couldn't even tell when it was precisely InFocus he only occasionally pokes his head up so I have to keep the camera up to my eye and wait for him to appear and then take a bunch of shots and it's certainly easier with one of the smaller lenses to hold it up to my eye for so long you want to time your movements for when the duck dives underwater and can't see you then you can move a few steps forward but keep track of how long they stay underwater because you want to be still and hiding when they pop up again and the cold fingerless gloves through the touchscreen are a good combination people underestimate this touchscreen but you can preview pictures and zoom in Tights like one like that no pushing that magnify button over and over again a pair of ducks just popped out of the grasses out of nowhere and I only have a second to respond the way I handle that is whenever I stop taking pictures I return my camera back to 1 mm of a second and auto ISO and all the focus points that allows me to just pick my camera up at any point and get a moving subject right away without having to change the settings put your camera at the settings that you'll need if you have to respond instantly if you see a still subject you can go and always go back and change them but when you have to respond you want those settings well you got some great pictures of seagulls okay Wow I wish these were anything but seagull pictures well I'd rather get an osprey but they're not flying right now so we came down to the shore and seagulls are better than nothing right in our tests the little cannon 400 f56 Prime was consistently sharper than the Tamron zoom we digitally zoomed 400 millimeters to 600 millimeters and performed a single blind test on our stunning digital photography readers Facebook group more than dozens of stp readers chimed in giving their assessment of the sharpness and it was just about unanimous the 405 is sharper even at 600 millimeters I like that I can lock the lens at any focal length so if I decide that 400 is the sharpest I can just lock it at 400 and not worry about it wiggling around at all you can also use that to lock it close so just drift while it's hanging upside down I have the focus limiter on I have it set to 15 meters to infinity it's about 45 feet to infinity for the flying birds that I know are farther away for the close-up work I'll switch it to full but this will make the focusing faster most lenses have that the auto focus is working really well but when I do need to resort to the manual focusing like when I need to focus through branches it works really fast and smooth and in fact I like it even better than the 100 to 400 zoom with the push-pull focusing though I actually am one of the fans of that system I find this to be just a little faster and more efficient PC is tamron's version of image stabilization it stands for vibration control and I'm thrilled that this lens has it because my Canon 400 prime does not and that means that I can handhold at slower speeds and with my other lens that frequently go down to one of a second now flying birds doesn't really make a difference because you have to use a fast shutter speed anyway but for stationary animals that lets you use a lower ISO and that can get you better pictures at one 125th of a second in below I got thirty percent sharp with the canon pollard pine and 75 percent sharp with the tamarins vibration control another way you can prepare for a bird to suddenly appear is to refocus where you think the bird is going to be it could be literally impossible to find the bird in the frame if your camera is focused really close up or really far away but when you're waiting for a bird to pop out focus in the rough area so that when you look through the viewfinder it won't be completely blurry it's a big boy next to this 400 millimeter though yeah we'll see it's all about the sharpness right so did we put a teleconverter on the 400 millimeter to see if it could compare to this not yet that's something we'll have to do it's a good idea so the 5d Mark 3 will autofocus at f/8 so we tried putting a 1.4 X teleconverter on this 400 f56 Prime and pitting it against this at 600 millimeters and f6 7 so let's see how those compared with a 1.4 X teleconverter the 400 prime becomes a five hundred and sixty millimeter f/8 it was still noticeably sharper than the Tamron 600 F six point seven it's also a more durable lighter and thus easier to handhold for long periods of time actually looks really good yeah I like that lens with the teleconverter I just wish I could use all the focus points and we finally have the right light to get pictures of an osprey so let's go a lab test if the lenses would only takes 10 minutes but we don't care which lens makes a resolution chart looks great we care how their lenses perform in the real world how they pack and travel how they handhold and if any sharpness differences are still visible when we factor in atmospheric conditions and animal movements every lens has a sweet spot a focal length and aperture that make the sharpest pictures to find the sharpest focal length and took pictures of the same subjects at a variety of different focal lengths and then digitally zoom them to the same resolution I did this with six different subjects in different lighting conditions to my eye the 600 millimeter shows just a tiny bit more detail than 500 millimeters if you're having a hard time keeping the subject in the frame at 600 millimeters don't hesitate to zoom back to 500 the amount of detail you lose is almost nothing to find the sharpest aperture I took pictures of a swan rabbit and Osprey starting at a wide-open f56 and gradually shutting the aperture down to F 19 in the real world the sharpness difference wasn't noticeable for most subjects the fur on the rabbit seemed a hair sharper at f/8 or at 9/5 than it did wide open shutting down the aperture changes to other aspects of the photo one good and one bad the good benefit is adding more depth of field which means more of your subject is in focus the eyes and the wingtips can all be in focus you can see this by looking at how much of the grass is and focus in these pictures the bad aspect is that higher f-stop numbers reduce incoming light requiring you to use a higher ISO the higher ISOs reduce image quality by adding noise so you have to balance ISO noise with depth of field and lens sharpness give enough light to shoot at ISO 400 or below she was an aperture of f/8 to f/11 if that requires you to raise your ISO above 400 open up the aperture to its maximum value and know you won't be losing too much sharpness so we've had a ton of hands-on experience and now we can review what we learned and tell you the pros and cons of each lens yeah you know I I love that Tamron I thought it was extremely versatile quite sharp I like the image stabilization it's pretty easily handhold Abul and the prices right I mean it's a lot of thousands $70 that wasn't in 70 but for 600 millimeter lens yes that's a good deal it's a fantastic deal at the same time when compared with the 400 millimeter Prime we saw some cons with Tamron 600 millimeter yeah this lens had is yeah which made it a little more hand hold well at slow shutter speeds which aren't actually all that common wildlife photography but this lens the 400 millimeter was sharper at 400 millimetres 500 millimeters and 600 millimeters like a lot sharper so I actually found shooting the Tamron at 600 millimeters everything looks soft and so I zoomed anna on my LCD screen it looks off but I thought I have to get on the computer and when we looked on the computer sure enough it was soft it's not completely sharp at 600 millimeters all right at 400 or 500 so I feel like it's a little bit misleading I don't think anyone would get this lens and think and be disappointed yeah and you know I'm a little curious to see how it sells too because I think the appeal might be that it says it's 600 millimeters and it's a big professional looking ones because I think this might actually be a better option for a lot of people but it's 400 millimeters and it's smaller and it's prime well if you can call this a 600 millimeter lens then that's a seven hundred millimeter lens because it's sharper even at 600 millimeters even when you crop it down even with a teleconverter on it yeah sharper lighter and sharper a little bit lighter so a lot of people will say but it's not all about a sharpness Tony and that's totally true and in a photography you know if you're doing portraits you can get this close to your subject as you want and fill the frame right so with landscapes with wildlife photography you're always filling the frame and you zoom in a lot you want to go as close as possible yeah you're almost never filling the frame because animals don't love us like we love them so yeah end up cropping and that means you're putting so much more emphasis on the lens of sharpness it just becomes it's a very technical thing when you start to crop really heavily like that basically if your lens is sharper you get to keep more of your pictures when you can't get as close as you want and the goal is always to get as close as possible no matter what your lens yeah I fill the frame dick and we cover that in chapter 8 of studying this wildlife chapter if you're interested in taking wildlife photos we cover it we have a whole chapter on it and that's gonna make improving your skills and being patient getting close it's gonna make way more of a difference than any of these lenses even this big seven thousand dollar ones here getting close will make far more of a difference so put your time into that but the choice of gear still matters yeah and I think it's hard because I think people want to hear us say this is the right lens but this is the right lens and that it's just it depends on what you're doing if you feel like you need a zoom lens if you're close to large mammals for example you might want a bit of a zoom I'm usually taking pictures of birds so I was happier with the 400 millimeter that didn't zoom I actually preferred that it's prime because a lot of the time the action of actually zooming your lens can introduce dust so you're likely to get dust over time from zooming and that's one of the advantages here's it doesn't move in and out so it doesn't get dust which means you can buy it used because then even the use examples are almost always completely yeah because it's like sealed up and built like a tank yeah so these cost about the same if you get this one used and this of course is brand new so you don't have that option and I know we're torturing the people who aren't shooting Canon because this 400 f56 only exists in the Canon world and it's such an amazing lens that I when people ask me what type of camera they should get if they're gonna be a wildlife photographer I'll often push them to get I can't have specifics without 170 so they can jump into this because Nikon and Sony don't have a thousand dollar Prime and then I can worry and get the 300 f/4 and put a black trigger on it with the teleconverter I think even use you're probably looking at 18 or $1,800 whoa he does good anywhere and Italy my my number pictures in this zoom okay does they have options it's still not quite that 400 this is such a great lens and we're so lucky to have it in the Canon world so I think for Nikon and Sony users I'm just gonna clear in a way go ahead and recommend recommend the Tamron zoom at that price point yeah I enjoy the other thing like a point in world check out that 400 Prime I do like that I also wanted to bring up how it compares to the Canon one hundred to four hundred the Nikon 80 to four hundred and the Sigma I think it's a two hundred to five hundred yeah so Sigma Sony Canon Nikon all have versions of the same kind of telephoto range which are common wildlife and this one is a hair sharper and but Tamron yeah hair sharper and you you won't actually see much benefit especially in the like 500-600 ranges one of the big selling points is just yeah that sharpest oh no it's not and I wouldn't recommend anybody go sell their existing zoom lens to upgrade if you have one of those models but if you're buying new for the first time I would pick the Tim run over any of those other ones so I think that's everything I think we've covered everything if you want to learn more about 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Nikon D850: Best Wildlife Camera EVER?



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Abbadon lago has been faced with choosing between using a DX camera which has all the pixels crammed in the middle that's perfect for when it have to crop an image we're using something like the 5d sr which has 50 megapixels but spread across the wider frame and being kind of slower this gives me the best of both rows I can crop the image in camera down to 20 megapixels in the middle and the camera even blocks out the outside of the viewfinder showing me exactly what it's capturing but it still lets me see the edges of the frame which makes it easier to find the birds in focus and that's a kind of practical advantage that will let you get the pictures instead of missing pictures so it's giving me the pixel density of the nikon d 500 but the wider angle of view of the full-frame camera with no compromises it's amazing and those autofocus points cover the whole width of the frame when i'm in DX mode i love it is good for wildlife videography and that you can put on big huge lenses like they have them and it's pretty good at auto focusing so you can quickly get that bird in focus and you can go into DX mode and crop 1.5 times that's all great the biggest challenge I have is that you have to use the rear screen here the viewfinder is always black when you're recording and it's really tough to find things in the viewfinder and you can't stabilize the camera against your face so you pretty much have to be on a tripod and it's hard to acquire the subject in the frame if they're moving quickly so I'd probably still rather have a mirrorless camera for filming wildlife in particular the em1 mark ii from olympus or the panasonic jh5 have been great so I'm going through my photos to see which ones I like and then if you press FN to suddenly have a rate button which is really nice for wildlife photos because you take some money it's good to mark the ones that you like while you're shooting we're gonna spend more time with it so subscribe to see the full review but right now it seems like the DA 50's like the best wildlife camera ever made it's fantastic 45 megapixels no a a filter and a huge selection of Nikon lenses just mean you're gonna get the best possible image quality but it goes beyond that I mean when we eventually get our grip on we don't have it yet it'll be able to shoot nine frames a second the focusing system is astounding it's basically the best we've ever used in really close competition with the sony a nine the touchscreen is incredibly useful just for making sure that you got the shot you can zoom right in make sure that everything is nice and tight and if you got the shot you get to go home buffer stats on the d50 we tested it at 37 14-bit losslessly compressed raw frames before it started slowing down especially when writing to the XQD card it doesn't slow down that much it slows down a little and every real wildlife photographer has been shooting a bird flying towards you and you know the pictures get better and better as they get closer and closer and then inevitably as it starts to get really close you run out of buffer and your cameras like dig dig dig dig and slows way down and it's just heartbreaking that you missed the best possible shot because you didn't like budget your buffer well enough the d810 on the other hand only got about 30 frames and the 5d SR here only gets about 14 if you shoot in DX mode with raw if you shoot JPEG the D 850 essentially has an unlimited buffer it will stop after 200 frames which is something that's built into the camera to just stop you from burning out the shutter when you're accidentally pushing it down comparing the d8 50 to a d810 if you're thinking about upgrading well has about 25 percent more pixels which depending on the scenario could get you anywhere from ten to ten percent more detail to about twenty percent more detail which is pretty big win that's like the difference between jumping from 400 millimeter lens to a 500 or 600 millimeter lens it's getting you that much closer essentially which is a constant struggle the actual pixel level is about the same for the for the D 500 in those scenarios where you're cropping so if somehow you can fill the frame with the bird then the D 850 will get you more than twice the number of pixels than the $2,000 or $1,900 D 500 in which case your images will be far far more in detail but I never hear any aps-c wildlife photographers complaining about how they got too close to birds they couldn't get back far enough because that's not a problem because even if you're shooting aps-c you probably end up cropping most of your wildlife photos anyway therefore if you're cropping anyway you could use them interchangeably and about and get about the same image quality as I mentioned earlier the d8 50s advantage is that it gives you a full frame view even when taking DX pictures just make it makes it that much easier to find and track moving wildlife and an extremely long telephoto lens and in those scenarios remember you set up a blind if you're using extension tubes on your big telephoto lens to get really close to the wildlife and you can fill the frame then you can actually take advantage of all those 45 megapixels and that does happen and for me it's probably in 10 to 15 percent of my wildlife shots where I am actually able to get that close but still those are the shots that might end up in your portfolio so it really can make a big difference so we've been recommending with D 500 to all wildlife photographers and now will continue to recommend the D 500 to everybody who doesn't have basically a five figure budget but at twice the price once you count the grip and the battery to get up to nine frames a second the D 850 does is more versatile definitely but the wildlife pictures in most for most people aren't going to be worth the extra money you'd probably be happier spending that extra nineteen hundred bucks on better glass or maybe a trip to a safari or someplace where you could get better wildlife pictures that there are better ways to spend your money compared to the Canon 5d SR here which is what I've been using for up close wildlife work it's 50 megapixels with no anti-aliasing filter and all that awesome canon glass it's it's really tight like the Canon has 10% more pixels so maybe it would have a little bit more detail in some perfect scenario where atmospheric conditions were perfect and hand holding was perfect and the lens was perfect but realistically I'm not seeing any difference in sharpness when comparing those two I am noticing the better dynamic range of the D 850 especially when shooting at low ISOs and that really helps that's allowed me to really pull up the details in eyes that were otherwise just completely black and that can make a real tangible difference in your pictures now I can recover the dynamic range in the Canon – but recovered shadows end up looking much less and detailed we're gonna be shooting portraits landscapes travel every other type 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An Animated Introduction to Social Science



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Wildlife Photography 101 | Gear Recommendations



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PHOTOGRAPHY: getting back into wildlife photography



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morning boys and girls July me look summer and I decided to get back into the wildlife photography but this time I have a cannon mostly because I need I need it better what the focus for video for my youtube channel and I can just didn't cut it even though the images it produces you know like photography wise are perfect I had da 10 D 500 but autofocus in live you it was a joke so I switched you Canon basically just started doing video only I had I started with the t7 I because it has a dual dual pixel autofocus to work perfect even with cheap lenses you know like perfect for YouTube but then I started missing you know photography so I wanted the same Canon with the same dual pixel AF but better resolution and so I switched to 60 60 Mach 2 and it's a full frame and it's 20 26 megapixels nice camera and when I started I was doing a wildlife photography kind of like in a budget kind of way and easiest way to start and by the way we are at the at the lake here small lake behind me there's a bunch of herons over there but they're so far you cannot see them but like they're very tiny even when I shoot them try to shoot them but I'm waiting because it's gonna heat up and I'm British really gonna start flying I want to try to capture them in flight because because they're no good when they are just sitting there and I see some kildeer right next to the geese over there in the middle that kind of like that little island but anyway so I started with the easiest way to start of course is to use a crop sensor camera and a cheap zoom something like Sigma or Tamron you know 150 to 600 now I have to remember back all the names you know because I started researching all these birds and I was getting pretty good with that and then I got frustrated I didn't have enough reach I couldn't get autofocus but anyway so I started with a budget crop sensor and it's all mosquitoes but and I don't know what I was thinking coming here dressed like this again it's been a while you know so next time of course I'm coming in full camo and full pants probably a hothead but anyway so so I started with a budget crop sense I think I started with a nikon d7200 and then I switched to 500 and I went to Florida and and my I had best luck with D 500 or D 7,500 and Sigma 150 to 600 but even even though you know like you have a feeling that you have a lot big reach because 600 times 1.5 it's like what 900 right no 800 no 900 900 millimeters but you don't get that you know like you need you need a better lens and so this time I started looking online for some was I'm used equipment and I was specifically looking at 300 millimeter f28 and 500 like the first generation of Cana you know still with stabilization Marquand and the prices were kind of like converging you know like the better version of 300 millimeter was selling pretty much for the same money as 500 millimeter and so I decided to get myself quite a morning and the guy so this lens is about eight years old but in perfect condition because they never took the camo off and the guy gave me a 1.4 teleconverter for free and these are that's you see that's version 3 so that's a pretty expensive one I know here in Canada about almost 500 bucks Canadian and then he says do you want it two times converter like what you have it he says the I said how much he says uh give me 200 bucks Canadian which is hundred 40 us I said stay stay right there where's the bank he says around the corner so I went I ran to the bank grab 200 bucks gave him and so now I have a full set I have to times converter I have you know and so this is a full frame so this now is 700 millimeters right and if I had 2 times converter which of course you know it's not good a very good idea because it's gonna degrade your image quality but so today is the first day I just decided to get the feeling for the lands oh and also he included this that's also a couple hundred bucks you know this connector but I got a disconnected because I don't think I have my tripod doesn't have this so so that's what happened so captain sig is getting back into wildlife photography he has some images from today

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Auto Focus Guide – Basics of Bird in Flight Photography



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How to Photograph Flying Birds: shutter speed, aperture, focus mode, exposure, and lighting



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Alumni Documentary: Will Kiefer ’14



As a student at F&M, Will Kiefer founded a nonprofit that has grown into a career after graduating. “Bench Mark Program” supports at risk teenagers in Lancaster City by giving them a place to work out, do homework, and build confidence with mentors.
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if you live in a place if you exist in a place you should be doing something to have a positive impact on that place so I was here at FM and didn't feel connected to the community I sought out really the only way that I thought I could have an impact which was through exercise and that's because I believed I can't leave Lancaster Pennsylvania without doing something to make it better so benchmark programmers has been my life's work and really it's a connection method for average teens and mentors at fnm had went abroad and I spent a month living in southern Chile with the indigenous group of people and when I was there I was in the community and involved only in the community there was nothing besides the community so I got back to F&M and I felt a whole that had been filled by my time studying abroad and I thought I have to be connected to the community where I live why can't I just do something now that's how it started so we created the gym setting a weightlifting space for kids to come after school work out talk to mentors and ultimately get advice the first thing that I do when I have kids come down here benchmark is I just listen to them showing them that I'm interested in them which is the most powerful thing for them when they're coming here my background is very different from the teens that I serve here in the city and we both look at each other and say you know nothing about me and that means immediately we've eliminated judgment I have no basis to judge a teenager owner I don't understand what it's like to live in poverty to have food scarcity and not know where a rent check is coming from where we're gonna live and they look at me and don't understand all the struggles that I've been through I just enjoy learning about people I'm curious about kids stories and through that curiosity I'm able to uncover areas where I can have an impact there are certainly fitness goals that we meet but the true victories are in the classroom and if they bring their grades up and prove their school attendance there are people at school who will support them my work is to just to build the confidence to say if I work hard in school just like I do in the weight room I can be successful I met my wife at FM and she's the reason why we're here today she listened to me as I talked about my initial visions for the program that I'm now running and she encouraged me from day one I have an itch gut feeling if you will that tells me there's there's something else out there there'll be something in the future that I feel called to in helping as many people as I possibly can and feeling that at the end of the day I've used up all of my energy in the service of others and I don't know exactly what those future opportunities look like but I can tell you that I'm open to them you

EXPLORE – Botswana Wildlife Safari



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Urban Wildlife Photography In A City Park



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Long time no speak dear people!

I haven’t uploaded in a while because I was going through quite a bit life change. I have moved from the small seaside town of Bognor Regis to the city of Bristol! I have moved for a new job and hopefully better oportunities for wildlife photography and making videos for you all.

Speaking of which, this is the first from my new location. I want to bringing you at least one video a month from now on but hopefully two. Though obviously this is very often dependant on the wildlife playing ball. This is my fourth attempt at making a video here so I hope it doesn’t disappoint.

Please let me know what you think and ask as many questions as you would like in the comments below.

good day dear people so one of the big advantages of moving to a city which I've just done if some of you don't already know is that there's a whole different type of wildlife to try and find in photograph one of the main reasons that I was really excited about moving to a city like this was because of there's a little bit Kingfisher like yeah one of the main reasons I was excited about moving to a places like this it's because of parks it Orange City Parks and the wildlife tends to be incredibly tame in places like this because it used to people ignoring it ninety percent of the time walking straight parts so when I was working at the camera shop which I work out full-time and I got a tip about our park near me that was full of some really cool wildlife so I've come to check it out today so far I've just seen the old squirrel and the odd crow but now I found some water apparently there's a river running through it and with the river comes some really cool stuff so I'm gonna carry on wandering I've just seen a guy with the camera so I'm gonna ask him and of course the other thing that comes with living in a city is there's a lot more people that stare at a human he hold for camera it's good to be back [Applause] [Applause] [Applause] [Applause] [Applause] [Applause] the talk of the opportunities due to who's becoming thinking faster we're loving city parks everything this is a hot spot we're coming back to and good morning light let's go [Applause] I have come to this little stream but I just found it it was crows that caught my attention actually feeding on something further up and I spotted a little flicker between some Lea so I lay down and waited and my ID may not be right I'm going to check on a hit back and I think a gray white tail came popping out of the undergrowth feeding on the water so I thought it's a bit far away for some some photos really get a quick bit of petition which is what you're seeing now and my attempts at following it using manual focus and and this beautiful little bird that is usually really quite timid came closer and closer and closer I switched to photos and started firing away I panicked a little bit and raised the shutter speed a bit too much so they can be a little bit noisy and as always you'll see the details of the shot below but I ended up four feet from it and it was amazing I was just laying really still it clearly didn't mind me being there I just really wasn't expecting it just goes to show that there is no excuse no matter where you are for not going out and photographing or seeing and enjoying wildlife the yeah I'm absolutely loving it one of the advantages are city stuff is that it just doesn't seem to mind people if you're respectful alright I'm going to carry on looking for stuff and I may have a quick wonder I may have a quick wonder up that up that stream and see if I can see anything [Applause] [Applause] right I've just seen something I've been dying to see the ages and never thought I'd see the crystal heart differently it's flow out in front of me I was trying to get some b-roll and then it was it was just that I'm gonna head up there's a parcel inside this river so I'm gonna jump up into the car and go quite a distance in front and sit and wait and see if it comes to me space [Applause] it's time for the big boy lens [Applause] it's hipper it seems very very very relaxed I'm gonna do thing I always do I'm now gonna move incrementally forward a very small amount and when it reacts to my presence I'll stop your thumb away and I don't mean fly away if it looks at me you can changes it behavior that's my time to stop just go no further and that's it I'm absolutely loving it watch it it's behavior that I've seen on TV so many times I've actually that's properly what's wrong it's an amazing they've quite happy feeling away so I'm gonna as I said move slowly cool [Applause] I got a bit wet but I think I've got some of the best shots I've ever got in my life and it's a bird that I've wanted to photograph and even see for years and I took my time I was patient just like I said and I ended up sitting near minimum focus distance it seemed with this lens I completely ruined part of it but I was there for about 20 minutes and it got comfortable and ended up feeding in front of me and the light was really tricky but I'm sure I've got something though I'll be happy with my god one experience I'm gonna go home and dry off but what a day what a day [Applause]

15 Wildlife Photo Mistakes 😱



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Bird and Wildlife Photography Equipment: Lenses, cameras, teleconverters, tripods, monopods



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Wildlife of Namibia



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my keys here and Justin and today we're gonna be reviewing your wildlife photos so if you haven't already submitted those go to SDP dot io / submit get those in we're gonna be looking at them giving you some editing tips some shooting tips things like that we have some Olympus camera rumors we're going to talk about we have chit chat which is when we read your ridiculous comments and we finally get to we get to clap back that's my favorite yeah that's pretty much it also we have a segment where we thank our sponsors Squarespace oh yeah we make this possible it's your favorite segment is whether you need a donate domain website or online store make your next move let's go away of space they have beautiful designer templates and all in one platform you can just drag and drop it's just that easy so if you want your free trial today go to Squarespace that come slash Toni and use the offer code Toni to get 10% off that's a lot of Toni if you already have a Squarespace portfolio visit SDP dot io / link and give us the link and we'll literally look at it in like just a few minutes look at amazing technology including like the auto tuning that we do when you sing like that happens in real time ya know that's me singing did you think that was Mariah Carey yeah I just assumed it was and I that was me oh really quickly if you haven't yet if you miss out on our Black Friday deals here's a whole list of coupon codes you can use to get cool stuff from our store like 40% off for e-books we can get signed paperbacks 25% off our t-shirts 30% off our presets or 30% off our bundles like an extra 30% deals deals deals already playable wavy arm guys for all these deals let's start looking at some wildlife pictures this one's incredible normally I would be like oh you need to crop this really tight but I love the context the beautiful background the water drops so pretty coordinates right like Annalise you gonna pick you got a pick well tell Jeffrey what a gorgeous opportunity you had um I I like this would you crop it Tony oh yeah I probably crop it I mean you know also kind of a trick question if you could just get some eye contact and your show nursing mmm nursing I regret that can we edit that out it's gonna be somebody's ringtone now mmm though I'm such a snob such a creep help me you keep going I just dig in deeper this is gorgeous I love the composition I love the contrast the white bird and all of this green it looks like you did some extra editing on the feathers which honestly primo choice I really like it yeah it's so hard because the these birds are so reflective they can be like eight stops brighter than their background depending on what the background is so you've nailed the exposure we can see all those smooth graduations and the I tried to just say that weird really fast yeah the same way I speak Spanish I just go really quickly and if people can understand themselves do you like my she canary preset just a little mood there you go we did it oh no I'm not mature enough for this what are they eating though I guess I won't even too much on that but it actually looks like another polar bears like trash they're probably mad because they have to share the last iceberg this one made me so sad this is all about symmetry yeah I think this is a really artistic shot I I would go in and remove this from the corner just maybe flip this and clone over it and also watch the haloing effect here I can see you brought up there and it was too much honey should I be worried that our dog just marched out of the room like it's late to a meeting where is it going Robbie this shot here's its back beautiful nobody can see the dog but there's a dog I love this because they also captured an interesting behavior I didn't I've never seen one eating a spider like that yeah that's pretty incredible I think maybe it caught focus here and that that's gonna happen the only thing you can do is just use a single point get it on the eye and just keep shooting over and over and over again but you seem like you know what you're doing because you got really close with those you're shooting at 800 millimeters you have a lot of expensive gear so and who knows maybe you didn't actually miss focus maybe it's actually right it's hard to say with such a tight crop okay Chelsea's busting out the presets because you have seen noise a green background which is always a problem with from garlic photos oh yeah so you can just get rid of some of the noise easily so if you have like primary colors like especially blue and green a blue sky or a green blown out background you can see a lot of noise and that's just an easy way to to do that yeah specialist you're shooting at ISO should say you're at a 1/8 thousandth of a second and that's way higher than it needs to be you could have shot this at one certainly one 1000s but probably one 500th depending on your hand holding skills and then your ISO would have been so much lower this would have been sharper and clearer so you're doing this awesome but I've figured out a way to give you some constructive feedback Don has a bear I love this little guys expression yeah there's this little thing in the corner it's like a leg or something but it doesn't feel like it belongs and I just kind of want to crop in a little bit we have our own wildlife just won't bring off camera I shot Don okay Stephen long with a hummingbird photo man with bird shots if they are tilted away from the camera that slightest amount it bumps me so much and it's just like it's like one degree off but it just feels wrong to me hmm and I I actually think this is a shot that could be cropped away in but like the wings look good you caught it I would just keep shooting this and eventually you'll get it at the right angle these flowers look awesome better lighting oh look at that blue sky from overcast there's a technique when I you buy the presets there's a video that I'll show you how to get rid of any extra blue you can screen it out yeah I think that the the sky is maybe just a little bit blown out I tried to bring that down a little bit for you but it was distracting to me when I first saw the picture so I would just maybe take that down just a smidge yeah but I like the colors though it just wasn't a great day for photos when that happens yeah but it's not Stevens last photo he's gonna go out and shoot some more it's not Stevens last photo oh that's beautiful yeah another beautiful reflection shot again watch that haloing I know it's tempting to kind of bring it out but use graduated filters instead of like selective filters and it should be better you hear about just then Chuck down talk prairie-dog I you know never is it a prairie dog Justin says prairie dog we've settled on prairie dogs we're gonna move forward here very cute if possible to get lower to the ground that'll provide a better background separation and any shot that didn't have the weird prairie dog flipper thing going on in the back hubble's he's really going at it oh my gosh how do we give something higher than 5 stars 5 stars in a pic it's a little overexposed yeah and I think it can't focus on the cat's nose so be sure to use a single autofocus point and try to get it on that eye and just use continuous autofocus and just keep reshooting because the camera will vary the autofocus a little bit and some portion of shouts within focus ever 100% oh it's like looking at a little beep I know it's perfect yeah Oscar shot Wow just so beautiful great shot oh Lisa it's a puma we need one I feel like the colors here have been cranked a little that's a nice maybe do you think the clarity and sharpness and stuff see how like around the white here how things are giving a little a little much I neither back off at that run or just sharpen your subject and let everything else be natural and that would make them pop a little bit more – but wait Ryan shot this at one fifteenth of a second and 250 millimeters on an aps-c camera so that's like 400 millimeters so is it 115 damn one nice work Ron are you a statue author Ron answer in the comments I fear for Cathy's life another 200 millimeters how close are you Cathy oh this is gonna crush on insta okay for inside do this I actually liked her original crop for non insta Tony know you've gone too far We Need to Talk awesome shot Cathy you gotta pick everybody agrees my crop is better I feel like you've gone rogue tonight Tony do you want to cut away and cover some news okay we have a little bit of news we talked about rumors of the olympus ii m1x it's $3,000 by the way this comes from for three rumors calm a website that I love even though everybody in the comments hates me it's true because crop factor Alexa mind your own business honestly $3,000 for a Micro Four Thirds camera that's a sensor one-quarter the size of a full-frame camera and they're charging two times as much as a lot of full-frame cameras what do you think I think that they're just trying to go upstream and seem more professional with that price tag without offering what everyone else seems to be offering sounded like you said it seems like they're Kerr trying to offer I'm trying to be less impulsive working we don't know the camera hasn't even officially been announced we don't know that the price or anything is real this could all be fake except for the fact that these rumors are often liked more often than not accurate and I think this strategy makes sense because everybody is buying higher end cameras nowadays lower end cameras have just fallen off the mark um it's also it's got a vertical grip built in that's what the rumors say like a 1dx so it's a physically a very large camera it's gonna be larger than say a Sony full-frame camera with a much smaller sensor but again that's the trend people aren't buying cameras just for the small size or low price anymore nowadays people want micro four-thirds because they have these amazing feature sets and they already are well invested in the lens system and I think business-wise the profit margins are much higher and people are buying fewer cameras now so it might just be Olympus's best business strategy to make this like feature Laden high-end camera okay I like that but the hot take so the rumoured specs are 20 megapixels and 18 frames per second which is it would be 1 DX at $6,500 but could not match and a 9 at $3,500 they're selling for $3500 now and a 9 will do 20 frames per second at 24 megapixels and it's full-frame I think it's gonna have 4k 60 but that's not officially part of the rumors it has artificial intelligence autofocus because now every feature is like artificial intelligence that everything is AI nowadays I am as well yeah so supposedly it'll recognize say a basketball player and use like the full length of the basketball players body to folk and I think it's their way of maximizing the effectiveness of their autofocus system by kind of recognizing entire subjects that way and our focus point doesn't have to be very small when you're shooting sports but can effectively be bigger because micro four-thirds has kind of painted themselves in a corner with their focusing systems as all the lenses are based on contrast AF which is now an outdated autofocus system nobody can move on to phase detect AF because none of the lenses really support it and therefore everybody has to do the best they can with this old system so they're trying to figure out like the best way to maximize it and it's entirely possible that they will make some big leap with the autofocus system that will let it keep up with something like sony 89 it is actually you're bringing up a good point it is possible and also by having fewer megapixels that would make the files more manageable for a computational photography in-camera so they could kind of eliminate themselves from like this sensor and megapixel Wars and go more computational and really get people a run for their money so one big computational thing they're doing is handheld pixel shift which like the sony a7r 3 will shift the sensor by one pixel and the Pentax K 1 mark – well do this handheld where if you are wiggling it will detect that there's a little camera shake and actually adjust the sensor to kind of match for it and match the offset and then stack those images and so this is doing it's not the first came gonna do it but they are doing it and that will produce 20 megapixel files and it does it with a pretty fast shutter speed I think as as fast as one sixtieth of a second or 1/60 of a second between frames so it won't freeze motion but there won't be too much motion and they'll still have to apply a lot of AI to figure out what subjects need to be masked off like moving subject it's the kind of thing you just have to test and see how it performs in the real world so I'm interested in it I hope they can make it work i Olympus has always been my favorite camera to use like they have the best user interface and we always recommend their cameras to beginners and they just haven't had a high end off so it's nice to see them make a $3,000 camera and I hope it works okay okay this is news that's near and dear to me our friend and fellow photographer Gisele is going to be having a solo exhibition it's December 18th to January 2nd and it's gonna be in New York 215 East 99th Street it's el Barrios Artspace so congratulations Gisele and best of luck I hope we can make it to that yeah I can't wait I'm excited opening reception December 18th if you don't know Giselle's work she's check out a portfolio but she's also been on our life she's been on the show of I think a few times actually so let's take a look at some more pictures okay this I think it's a vulture sorry wow that's beautiful look at that light in the color contrast yeah it's the color that really makes this I love that the background is not a sky it's mountains but it's still very simple and aesthetically pleasing I love it yeah I don't want to change the color of the background too much but I would love to just give the bird a little bit of a gold tent don't you think you might want to go into my portraits ones and then do there's one called golden golden wash oh yeah that's nice right yeah okay awesome I'm gonna go back to give Mike a pic that's really beautiful and it feels cold it does scientifically this is the cutest animal of all time it is a little cute it's a retina which is not at all a panda but look how cute they they're so adorable and all they do all day is like roll around and lay on their back and kick star when I do that you get mad but when the red panda does it it's cute good shot ICS Wu dang it's just like a golden eagle and just being intense I mean it's just got like RBF right like we don't know who's not mad that's what you tell puns um I like Chris over holster he's submitted many times before he's got great photos and a great name and all right yeah this is not just your photo review we'll review you and your name yeah whoa this this guy looks like he's in an indie band this is his hair this is will be a hit on Instagram he wet cus he's got a Beiber he does is he's a believer a belieber get it oh my gosh guys we're making we're making it happen you okay Tony well this is just like people love these cows on Instagram so I wanted to decided I wanted to try to put it into an Instagram crop but it's not working Tony you're trying I'm sorry Danny I'm sorry you're just gonna do it for the grass scuse me excuse me sir here we go oh my gosh this poor ball this poor ball I already applied you got to go back and fix it just so that it rests on her hard drive and the properly crop I just couldn't live with it like that okay Oh hold on hold on if he's gonna be I was begging for a filter right if he's gonna be on Instagram he needs to up his game a little bit oh my gosh look at him there he looks like he's you got a senior portrait taken what about oh no Magazine there you go there you go little buddy oh good as new Oh Danny skipping for it a little bit uh let's put so many good photos today huh Chris did we get any questions or comments yeah or did we did see what's we've get here Wow couple of a lot of my wildlife pictures this is from Mick lux a lot of my wildlife pictures tend to just miss the focal point to make them pin sharp any tips on how to improve that well it depends on what you're doing why you're missing the focal point like sometimes I miss the focal point on flying birds just because they're very fast and that really just takes a lot of practice but also you if you're shooting on a really sunny day you could increase the depth of field a bit just make your odds a little better yeah it's hard I would say you know we use like top-end gear yeah and what percentage of shots would you say are perfectly in focus oh my gosh in a series of a bird flying I might take 15 pictures and like four are perfectly in focus maybe three with the best gear yeah available and it falls off sharply because this is one area where here makes a huge difference people will preach all the time I'll gear doesn't matter that much but try shooting some moving wildlife with a t3 or I don't know a sony a6000 or something and you're gonna realize all gear matters a lot when it comes to focusing that's tough it's it's about reputation repetition it's about shooting continuously using a single autofocus point and numbers you know plan on getting 30% in focus so you over shoot some single focus point or do you group you know use a group of nine or so I'll use a group on a very plain background but I find it starts grabbing stuff in the background if it's not a plain sky and once I get used to the single point then it's just easier for me especially with a fast-moving object but really just practice practice practice and not just you know not just pulling up your camera and making sure you're getting this object there but just practice smooth tracking and also learning how different animals move some some move more predictably than others some you can tell which way they're gonna go by which way the wind is blowing it's like you have to learn the animal and your camera and wildlife is tough it's hard to go on about this so I'll also suggest if you're using a third-party lens that's often a problem we just find third party lenses photos communicating yeah so I would I am just done recommending third-party lenses for this kind of thing after the number of people reporting problems stick with the name and I had another suggestion Oh check out our back button focus video the new Wow yeah we covered a dual back button focus we assign one button to all autofocus points and they're flying and another button to a single autofocus point so you can nail the eye and other side and other scenarios yeah we'll take more questions in a sec but I want to look at this him Murphy's picture is we are really seeing the struggles being a thing yes speaking of like he got a good shot with the third-party lens no doubt though I wish the shutter speed had been like 125 hundredths at least 1 mm because there's too much motion blur yeah but nonetheless the moment definitely conveys and it's it's really scary yes oh good I feel for that squirrel that's about to become a flying squirrel that's so true his life will be cool for a very brief moment Chris do any other question yeah have you ever tried using DSLR camera traps for shooting wildlife like setting something up remotely with uh with any kind of a trigger you did that a trigger trap yeah I actually covered that in chapter 8 of stunning digital photography I said it at that Fox nest Fox been because they're so shy and waited for them to come in was it it was called like a time machine yeah yeah that was called a time machine I think there's better solutions and I should probably revisit the text this was really old tech and at the time was like it was really expensive but it was set up a little laser thing and when they walked through there's no you're never gonna get a good shot that way because you're not controlling the composition or the lighting you have to kind of roughly manually focus the camera and then hope like you you're not gonna nail focus on the eye because they're just gonna be tripping a laser and you have to focus in the general area so you can you can get like pictures that are evidence like here I captured a picture of this animal but you're never gonna get a good artistic photo I have I seen good pictures then I'm not from the traps oh maybe because you've seen like thousands of them like people use like what are the you've seen like I guess no we're flying an owl flying or something yeah maybe maybe they're better at it than me but there are a bunch of challenges and because you're not there like composing the photo it really limits you yeah no I totally get that would be very difficult but I guess like it can happen yeah it's but you can do it while you sleep I also say that's my kind of photography yeah you have this big challenge where if you're leaving it out overnight as I was trying to the battery will just run down here camera has to stay on and ready to shoot and so you have to be like heading out there every couple of hours maybe hook it up to a big USB charged then you could like set it up to a bigger battery source yeah yeah I guess I guess you could depending on it or bring out a big battery pack one of those things you jumpstart your car with it's getting intense what about this great white terrifying yeah those are scary maybe he just wants a hug oh I like the motion on this how unusual is that huh were they a panning drive I was just wondering if they were driving by that's cool I was feel lazy when we do wildlife photography from the car but they didn't even slow down they just like kept rolling I just added a preset just to make the colors a little warmer and more interesting and then I'm gonna just bump up the contrast a little bit pop pop and then you can see it's just a little more dynamic what are you a pic I think that's interesting these guys are really cute yeah let's find something exciting whoa oh gosh oh man I'm gonna both so cute what's up the contrast it's a little flat umm awesome shot it's hard to get a picture of an owl much less an owl with actual prey and looks like it was taken in the wild so congrats you absolutely get a pic oh you're adding a little blue sky in there I was thinking about it let's see yeah I definitely think that helps these are the presets that we saw at stp dot io / Prieta can instantly turn your overcast sky into a blue sky let's see just a little more vibrance and color and contrast button that a moment we'll warm it up a little what a moment let's give them a pick do you want to UM look at a portfolio yes that is a good idea thank you just thought of it Chris do any questions for us yeah at first this came in and I was like well that's kind of generic but it prompted me to think it it's from from Jeff he says what what's the best way to find wildlife to photograph and for a lot of people that might live in the suburbs or in the city it can be a real question and it kind of prompted my thinking about it have you ever practiced or seen people practicing like at a zoo or at a Wildlife Refuge or something like that where you can definitely find wildlife without going out into the wild yeah I mean I think that that's a way to get more interesting species but I don't think you get very interesting behavior and a zoo and I think that people like a pick a more interesting picture of something common like a squirrel doing something funny better than a leopard just laying there sleeping and so my advice to you would just to be to just think about what you have that you might be taking for granted I know even in cities like New York there are a ton of birds that settle in Central Park like an unusual amount of species because while they're migrating the park is the only green thing around so you get tons of birds there so no matter where you are there's something we I mean we're in the burbs it's not super exciting but we'll drive like 20 minutes to where we know there are birds like Osprey and we find that on the bird spotter websites you could look at hunting forums what were people go to hunt specific things maybe waterfowl or fox or deer so there's some overlapping hobbies that um that might help you birding hunting and also we have taken like thousands pictures azuz it's a great way you get so much of wildlife is just like muscle memory like learning to point the camera at these but thing that you see is really hard with a telephoto and good zoo is a great place to figure that out let's take a look at Zenaida Zamora's portfolio sorry to cut you off grace sorry there's a gentleman Don photo this is handle here he says I teach wildlife photography at a zoo that's cool let's go visit that guy yeah they they would really just keep cool animals there that's their job I love the little pandas how they're always getting into trouble do you ever see those videos online where the zookeeper goes into Stu feed them and suddenly they're like dripping with misbehaving pandas it's my dream to photograph that that looks good all right this first shot really caught my eye it's unusual and hopefully its characteristic of zan I doze style yeah yeah these photos are unusual they feel like they've submitted that one for I love how simple like how clean the website is it's not over designed your work is just really speaking for itself that's something I love about Squarespace it's simple and yet somehow that makes it more impactful we have seen that photo by them before and I love ya know they've submitted a couple of shots but this entire portfolio is great they're consistently interesting and attractive photos very well done let's look at photography / collage 9 shots okay okay and then you you go to this different layout but it's not confusing yeah these must be an entire set yeah nice um I like this layout they don't have too many pictures that's feedback we give about just about everybody but you can dig and deeper if you want is a really nice style wow I like this um project you did with the torn out pictures very cool just adding that texture yeah admire that that's something I want to get into more is like after the print process yeah interesting things with prints I'm trying to work I would date they inspired you you have some video that's cool I know let's learn a bit about you okay good I feel like a picture of yourself really matches your work too so I like that you're from California you tell me a little bit about yourself and it's not too wordy or anything you have a contact page everything looks good wait can I go and I'm just gonna follow them on insects obviously we're that worked up I'm logged in no I'm not logged it okay let's see what's an ID Oh had to say tonight Oh says I'm a student so it's great Squarespace is Squarespace is both affordable and gives me a professional-looking website to show others I agree Squarespace doesn't cost that much at all it's pretty remarkable if you want your own Squarespace website head to squarespace.com slash Toni you'll get a fortune a free trial no credit card required and if you love it use the coupon code Toni and you can get 10% off thank you for sponsoring us can we jump right into chit chat cuz I just want to read these comments yes let's jump right into chit chat the segment where we read your stupid I just need to vent I just need to vent Sergi says about your best colorspace video Sony sponsored video guess who wins oh my gosh if I had actual money for every time someone said a video was sponsored when it was not I'd be a billionaire yeah no kidding we've never taken a sponsorship from a camera or lens manufacturer nor any free stuff but we have literally talked about it because people accuse us so much we're like why don't we just take the money anyway people think we're already doing it but we're not getting paid let's just take the sponsorships already they're available yeah we why do we not do that nobody believes us you a camera how would you take the money and then do the review cuz once they're paying you then there's usually like okay say this but don't say that like you can't you can we don't but we could but it was interesting why share de is because like I feel like this idea got out there about things being secretly sponsored and now it's like everyone's go-to it's almost like when kids learn about something for the first time like I can't even think of it but I remember in elementary school a kid would learn one thing and then come in and tell everyone and that's all everyone talked about that's what this feels like on the internet for me this is a blind study I didn't know who was gonna win no that's exactly what a sponsored person would say conspiracy Lola says wow these presets are really amazing before the models not smiling but once you applied the preset in lightroom then she is smiling unbelievable well actually I don't believe your preset really does that but your commercial says it does so I know a few countries where that's not illegal sales practice that's not even true like the pictures and our presets were the exact same picture before and after of all I think you're talking about a whole totally different segment of the video but also we've never done that we're not like some big company you guys it's just me and Tony screwing things up over and over again it was an international lawyer apparently I think you should believe her that one was funny like it's a huge conspiracy lens mugs why am i finding out about this now I'm buying for myself and then Bruno said if you don't have at least ten of them already you aren't a photographer I get them every year and everyone that gives them to me thinks I've never seen that it's true you have to be surprised every Christmas I braised myself every Christmas for the lens vines we have a whole suite of funds we're like five Chris how many do you have I've got two actually ones a campaign and one's a copy okay Justin do you have any oh yeah you guys got me one oh of course we actually did that to you yeah sorry is that for real that's a really good-looking one that's a mug that's a thermos that's uncanny that looks way better than my can iam yeah if you don't have like 30 of these things you this guy's right you're not a photographer John says I want to meet Tony and Chelsea okay done you're invited no I want to do a meet-up in New York okay John can come geo mock says if you can find something that's not signed one day it'll be worth a fortune because we've been signing so many books I thought that one was really funny it's not true we only signed books once a year but it does feel like forever I agree with you that's it that's our chit chat thanks for joining chit chat okay let's review a few more particular look at if you were I want to import you're gonna do a new import yeah for during the show live photos Chris do you have any questions or comments yeah there's some good good test questions and comments here there's a gentleman that says a lot of wildlife photographers talk about how you compose the scene for wildlife versus catching it at the right moment is there you just do you try and do any composition as far as you know artistic composition or are you just going for the action shad going for the moment it depends on the shots so if I let me give you some examples if if I'm photographing Osprey and they're just diving at the water and plucking out fish and then I don't really have any option I don't know where they're gonna dive I can kind of only be in one spot and so then I'm just trying to get the action and then crop it and I have what I have well but hold on because you'll get right next to the water so they have that low angle like you're thinking about it you're just thinking about it ahead of time and you'll make sure you have the Sun to your back so they're nice and lit yeah but I can't necessarily control where the Sun is and where they're fishing so I work with what I have absolutely I'm just a new crop basically yeah I'm trying to find the best spot but I don't have a ton of options but like once I was shooting and like these geese came at me with the with their babies and I actually had a moment to get up and lay down and put leaves in the foreground and you know they were slow enough where I could walk around them and get the Sun in front of them the Sun behind them them with flowers and so I want to think about the composition it's just not always an option I hope I hope that's a good answer weird you look good anything else Chris yeah green grid I gave a five dollar super chat and he says there's been a fan of YouTube for years would love your input on content Oh gonna submit a portfolio sooner or later here okay all right please do Brad Riley says one of you guys come into Australia to take shots of the vicious killer koalas oh man they are so vicious and they do kill a lot people oh no they murder yeah I don't know we definitely want to make it to Australia and New Zealand it turns out is farce it's very very far from where I am well yeah well Trey Ratcliff did offer to let us stay at his house trey is the friendliest man yeah we should go there okay that's a really tight crop I know 400 millimeters it's tough you want to be like a thousand millimeters then it's not some kind of sparrow really pretty shot could be good behavior – yeah you must've been out there for a long time wow this you got to crop this though right wait you got 35 millimeters dang it doesn't look like a zoo how's this owl and you walk up on it like that it could be one of those um flying exhibits you know where they fly the birds for you yeah cuz we can't see his feet they're covered 35 meters yeah we're good press they're so beautiful I'm kind of jumped we have a lot of pictures to go through the ones that really catch my eye I love the mood on this European Robin like they made the Greens a very beautiful color and I love the bit of snow on his beak yeah yeah but you got a crop that it and to get that at 70 millimetres that's pretty cool that bird is pretty patient okay I like the ratio that they chose they'll wrap it a little bit yeah you get it so cute going out in the snow and rain and bad weather is like Oh secretive wildlife photography cuz it sucks and then as nobody else wants to go out there but you do catch this different mood and I'll even shoot through my window because it's so interesting and yeah reduces the sharpness or whatever but I get to be inside well look at this guy yikes I used to call those sucker fishes what would you call that fish that's like one of the things that's in the inside of your fish tank right an algae eater right there that is where is it just a catfish nobody knows Justin knows everything what I'm trying to think of it I used to have one of those sucker fish things is that what you call the – a sucker fish yeah that's kind like a local term I would just like expose the bird a little bit more um and then it's a cormorant as the bird yeah really cool I don't know how he's going to eat that do you have more frames of what happened next oh you're right that's that's like bigger than him yeah who needs who in the situation will never know what cost them us oh of course yeah okay well gorgeous colors on this you get a pic yeah you do a awesome shot you nailed the focus on that which must have been a really hard great job good job I'm so proud beautiful colors I'm bad oh look how happy he looks that's so cute okay pic looks like an anime character right so cute wow you just really crop that and moved on yeah what's this that is so cool oh do you see all this noise let's try your thing okay in the develop what's going to develop it isn't go to tear running across the water how is he doing that T&C smart denoise this has to denoise the blue sky but yeah there are different shades the other ones like dark blue sky might work better you kind of have to narrow it down okay good mask that should mask out all the stuff in the blue I didn't I don't think it worked sony um well it depends on the shade so it might not be picking up the shade because it's not actually the sky yeah it works most sounds guy but it was a good thought to try to do that you failed Nick Tony maybe I'll have to make one for water that's a good idea no I love the cedar waxwings they're only here in this area for about two weeks but what a beautiful word it might actually be a cedar waxwing I think it's a different subspecies but beautiful oh look at this and now I just like looking at all the animals that's so nice I love the mood I love this foreground you got here there's depth even though it's a very simple composition really pretty yeah they are really cute Chris is everybody making jokes about Moose Peterson since we're doing wildlife I thought maybe you had a feeling we don't have any hard feelings in this no it's fine I just wonder if he was having a bad day or just finished an argument or something because that's just every time I think about that one it was just nasty it was an unusual show and I feel bad about how everything went down with him any I don't think that's moose on a normal day no we all have bad days all right what do you think we don't agree what's going on here that's a naked mole-rat I'm actually really interested in how they got this shot because I don't know I've actually tried to photograph underground animals like this and it's amazing the effort Yannick you must have put into this it is a great picture yes I mean they had to get something into it's time there's a proper Olympus camera this is amazing your photos are blowing me away today oh my gosh look at this wildlife oh my god what a little chicken nugget Wow is this the same person they have the same style yeah so beautiful okay awesome set of shots this time guys oh wait look at this this is ridiculous what a good shot to close on Mitchell this is gorgeous the lighting is perfect awesome shot hey thank you to our sponsors Squarespace if you want a website of any time but especially a portfolio head to Squarespace calm slash Tony and that will get you a 14-day free trial if you love it you can use the coupon code Tony to get an additional 10% off and like I said you can use it for your plumbing business or your restaurant or your doctor's office or whatever because it's a really versatile type of hosting are we doing a show next week we didn't actually yes okay next Thursday but we haven't forgot the thing we've been we have been swamped swamped so we're a little bit behind on everything and that's why we haven't put on many videos lately we'll be back in action this holiday season is a lot for us but we'll be back I think January we're 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6 Wildlife Photography Tips You NEED to Know



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hey everybody worth Chelsea and Tony Northrop and you're listening to or watching our podcast picture this grab it on your podcasting app whatever it is that you use yeah and you've got a stream it you can't just download it trust me just trust me I don't care you can download it no I can't ah today we're gonna be talking about six wildlife tips you need to know that's not click beep guys that's for real you need to know this and you need to know it right now I'm passionate so our number six tip these are Oh first I'm gonna tell them of course you got to tell them I need to tell you you know who makes this possible score airspace whether you need a domain website or online store you can make your first move your best move your smartest move with Squarespace they have beautiful award-winning templates all in one platform and amazing 24/7 customer support Tony and I have Squarespace portfolios and we really like it you want to try one out for 14 days no credit card needed go to squarespace.com slash Tony and use the coupon code portfolio to get 10% off of your entire purchase thank Squarespace you know I'm gonna do for the mid rolls I'm actually gonna add a new picture a new wildlife picture to my portfolio you're crazy that it can be done in a matter of seconds hñ it'll look great that sounds bonkers thanks for sponsoring us bears Squarespace these aren't really in any strict order except the number one I think is the most important and number six I think people think is the most important but not necessarily and that's gear yeah gear people wildly overestimate the the importance of it and I say that with two massive six hundred millimeter lenses on my desk but the single most well getting closer is way more important than gear for one if you are a technical person you can understand that atmosphere doesn't convey light perfectly on if there's any level of humidity any amount of haze the are there you are from something the less clear is going to be so even if you have a 600 millimeter lens you're always striving to get closer and closer and closer and in fact we've tested a lot of different wildlife lenses like say the Tama on 150 to 600 especially the original wasn't that great it's long in and yet so many people out there get amazing photos with it why do you think that is because they get close and there are other elements in wildlife photography that are more important than having the sharpest lens exactly you can fill the frame with any lens even if it's mediocre you're gonna get a fantastic picture that people are gonna love we get a lot of questions from people that love wildlife photography and they're saying which gear should I get I wish I could get that $10,000 long lens or I don't have the money for that what should I do do you think that having the biggest lens is the most important thing oh definitely not you you have to put in so much time before you can even use the big gear it's a real challenge to use something like a 600 millimeter f/4 and in fact any just anybody new to wildlife photography they get better pictures with a 75 to 300 zoom that they could actually handle than one of these big lenses it takes years really before you're kind of ready to get those results so growing into your gear can be more advantageous than just getting your dream rig and suddenly having this huge lens and a perfect camera there are advantages to growing into that setup so what do you think the advantages of starting with a smaller lens are you'll you'll learn to find the subjects and the frame a lot easier because with the telephoto lens you're looking through just a tiny little pinhole of the world and especially if a bird is flying I've seen so many people when I hand them a wildlife camera for the first time they can not find the subject even at 400 millimeters even 200 millimeters can be difficult if it's like a bird on a branch or something you know they camouflage they make themselves difficult to see it takes so much practice to pop the lens up and find something in that split second that you have before the bird takes off so practicing that technique is a good idea and it's nice to start small and then grow into your gear and kind of develop your skills alongside these new bigger lenses yeah so that's why I want to start about with talking about the gear yes all the best wildlife photographers probably have expensive gear but that's because they're putting the time in and they're doing everything else right so the gear helps them get the most out of every moment that they spend in the field but people starting out don't let not having expensive gear hold you back because all the other things are gonna cover are really more important than the gear and that brings me to number five which is the location tell us about that Oh location is so important for multiple reasons first of all you need to get where there are animals right and the other thing is you want to be someplace where animals are okay with you being there when you're a beginner so I know a lot of beginners think oh I need to go out to Africa and go on Safari or I need to go to some exotic place and get the most exotic animals in the most remote locations but that's not necessarily true for you at first you can just start by having a location close to you where you know you'll have access to animals and where they'll be okay with you being there and a good example of that is a local park of some sort the animals they are used to people so they're not going to run away as soon as you come out to look at them and they will be there reliably so even though you're not getting most exciting animal you might not be getting a diving eagle necessarily but you can practice your technique by getting continuingly getting shots of let's say even a seagull a goal I know it's not exciting but that's a great way to practice getting a bird in the shot what about all the people who say there's no animals around me well I think that there are two parts to that I think that people first of all don't keep their eyes open we have a nesting pair of eagles right near our home on the Niantic River and most people I talk to don't even know that because they don't look for an eagle they don't know how to look for an eagle so you have to be aware of your surroundings there Osprey almost cover the entire country North America yeah even the world yeah they're all over the world you have to know where to look for them and you have to be open to researching which animals are near you and you can go on local forums the autobahn Society people will have forms and they'll share what they see different animals so do a little bit of research before you just write off where you are and then the other thing is like I said be content with not getting the the greatest most exciting animals at first practice your technique on what you have it's okay if you have songbirds or goals as I was mentioning sparrows are everywhere that's a great way to practice just get the best seagull or sparrow possible yeah their picture you possibly could we have a reader's group for our book and someone posted the most beautiful gull picture they got like tons of likes everyone loved it it was such a beautiful picture number four light is something nobody really appreciates I think we have so many technically minded people but light Falls more in the category of art but good light versus bad light good light will create an amazing and sharp looking picture and bad light will create a muddy and very boring picture I think when you're first starting out you should the key is spending as much time as possible out in the field tracking animals learning the behavior taking photographs but then as you get better and better you start to I'll wake up every morning and I'll look out the window and if I see clear skies then I'm grabbing a camera and I'm going out first thing if I check the forecast and it's overcast all day then I'll feel like oh you know I'm not gonna get a great picture today I'll do desk work today and then tomorrow when there's clear skies I'll get out and take pictures so I do kind of schedule my shoots around when I know there's gonna be good light I'll also say I pick my spot where I'm going to shoot based on the light you want almost always with wildlife shots you're better off having the Sun to your back so the Sun is behind you and the animals are in front of you because while front lighting and hard front lighting doesn't necessarily make a great portrait for wildlife it makes the shot much sharper and it also makes all the colors pop the difference in the amount of color and saturation and clarity and everything is so much better when you have that hard light on your subject it's not to say you can't get great backlit shot some of my favorite shots were backlit but generally the light is something you really need to think about do you think that depends on the animal as well you know I I think you'll get different effects with different light like birds like bald eagles have this tail that kind of fins out and if it gets backlit it'll kind of glow and that's a nice effect colorful animals like a red finch would definitely benefit from having that front lighting because it'll make the color pop more and furry animals you know backlighting can look nice because it'll make a little halo anyway regardless of whether you choose front lighting or back lighting make it a conscious choice and if you said hey there's a hundred percent chance you'll get a nice close-up picture of this animal but the light is muddy and boring or there's a 10% chance that you'll get a beautifully lit picture of this animal but it's probably not gonna happen for me where I am now I would pick the spot with the good light and just hope the animal happens to show up there because I don't really need anymore pictures of animals and muddy light yeah me either let's take a minute and talk about our sponsor Squarespace you told us you were going to add a picture to your portfolio okay let's do it I'll show you just how easy it is so I'm at my portfolio north of photography calm I'll just hit the Escape key it prompts me to login and now that I'm logged in I'll go over to the pages here my portfolio link and you can see it shows me all these little thumbnails all I gotta do to put a new picture in is I'll click this scroll over to the folder my picture uploads you can also just drag and drop now I have to make a choice Chelsea because I like to put all my best pictures at the top but do you think that Eagle picture is better than the Osprey picture is the Osprey better than the Eagle picture I think you should try the Eagle first freshen it up okay and I don't like to put too many pictures in a row of the same sort of subject so I'll push my Osprey picture down a little bit and back you know what maybe I'll move this equal picture right up here so now I'm ready to preview it I 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the coupon code portfolio and you'll get 10% off number three is animal behavior tell me about that yes we are counting down six tips that we feel you have to know if you want to be better at wildlife photography and we're on number three and that's animal behavior one thing I've learned from shooting wildlife is that a lot of great wildlife photographers are biologists they started by studying animals in the first place they know where they live when they're awake when they look for food when they mate they know all of the behavior to find to get a great picture all they need to learn next is photography if you're starting as a photographer you've got to work backwards now you have to learn about animals and that's how you're going to get the best wildlife picture possible here's an example I wanted I heard that there were outlets at a location that I was frequenting little great horned owls and I didn't know how to find them but I had learned that crows will tell you where they are they fight a lot the crows bothered the owls and they harassed them so I went out to the location that I knew that they're kind of around and I listened for the crows and I would hear them really act so I started following the crows and sure enough they led me right to the mother great horned owl and to the owlets and so if I hadn't known that I would have had to go it was just like a couple acres that I was kind of walking around but I would have had to try to find them in almost every tree and kind of guessed which trees they might be in based on where they build their nests but knowing that bit of animal behavior helped me get a great shot of the owlets you know my little favorite animal behavior is birds will almost always take off into the wind so if you want it if you know that maybe an eagle is gonna pull a fish out of the water and you want to get their face and not there but pay attention to the wind and go stand on that side yeah and I think that you know a lot of people are against zoo photos if you're just kind of making categories of animals for yourself I think zoo photos are fine but I think the one really big drawback to zoo photos is that you're not seeing the animals and their natural habitat so you're not learning their behavior there's really no chance that you're going to get a very interesting picture so going out into the wild and seeing them in their natural habitat and seeing how they behave is really important that's a big part of it the other part of that is that nobody wants to see an animal just standing still I mean you can have a pretty beautiful picture but that's not very compelling if you get a picture of animals playing or feeding if you're one of those lucky people that gets a picture of an animal giving birth or some rare event you've just brought your picture up to the next level that's some National Geographic stuff I just saw that a biologist got a picture of I think a baboon giving birth mm-hm he made the news of course that's like a once-in-a-lifetime thing to view that and I noticed you said a biologist got the picture and not a photographer he was a biologist first right and when I read National Geographic and I look at the amazing pictures and then I read the mile of the photographer they always have like a PhD and very specialized biology so yeah you're right biologist first photographer second number two we're getting close to the number one which ties attention I know ties it all together nanosphere mood and story yeah I think this is what separates a technically good picture from a compelling picture something that moves you and I first really noticed this because I've been shooting songbirds for many years and I would shoot them sort of near feeder in my backyard and I was getting very close detailed pictures but they were kind of an interesting and then one day this huge snowstorm came and I didn't want to be standing out in the snow so I was shooting through the glass which means I'm getting less sharp pictures and the atmosphere was crazy so there wasn't a lot of detail or clarity but then my picture of a blue jay in the snow got it was like one of my most liked pictures ever and why was that it was because there was atmosphere there was mood there was story it was covered in snow and a little snow flakes were collecting on and it just it wasn't the technically the best picture but these are the things that will take your your pictures to the next level but kind of discussed some key parts of storytelling already things like bird eating seed or a low feeding feeding its babies that's story right and that's so much more compelling than just a bird your pictures should tell a story about the animal at least once you get advanced enough so saying hey this is an osprey is that's a picture but a story is here's an osprey bringing a fish to its young and that's a story it will move people yeah that's absolutely an important part of it I think the other thing is when you're really focusing on the technical parts of wildlife photography which are extremely challenging it's easy to get lost than that and I see that like people just chasing the sharpness and their photos don't really change much even if they're doing it for years they have these technically perfect close-ups of a bird head and it's like great but like you said that's a bird head when you get a backlit emotional dramatic picture of a bird diving for fish and hitting the water you're creating drama and tension and that's that's kind of what you want to do in photography anyway right just because there's an animal in the picture doesn't mean you should take away all of those other exciting parts of photography so be sure to combine the basics of photography having the atmosphere mood and story with your technical skills you'll need to learn kicking wildlife pictures the number one most important thing when you're a wildlife photographer is patience and persistence right right absolutely even what do you mean by that even have the most expensive gear and if you're not getting out every single day or every time that you can rain snow sunshine whenever it is to practice you're not going to get the best shots you can't just expect a good picture to happen it's not like you can make a set like when you're when you're doing fashion photography you have to wait so make yourself comfortable when you go out there and realize it's about the process not just about getting the picture because some days you go out and you're hoping to see some particular behavior and it just doesn't happen you can't make the animals do that unless you're shady and you're baiting them or something we said make yourself comfortable what do you mean by that how can you do that I've seen people bring like pads to sit on or little stools or chairs if you're if it's cold bring yourself a hot coffee and a thermos put on bug spray put on comfortable clothes be prepared to just hang out and enjoy being out in nature that's a huge part of it how much patience do you need are you talking like five minutes whoa let's see this is the thing I think changing I think changing your whole mindset when you're doing wildlife photography is important because you can't go out there and say I've got 20 minutes and I want a portfolio shot it's not like that you're gonna go out there and you're gonna say this is an experience I want to be a part of maybe I don't get the shot today but I'm gonna be practicing my technique and I'm gonna get one step closer and it's incremental and it's gonna take you years so you might get one portfolio shot in a year but you have to be okay with the fact that it's it's a good time to go out there and just practice and see the animals and be in nature so yeah hunker down because you'll be putting in hours and hours and hours and years for me personally I've been doing it for 20 years now and I still feel like I'm just at the beginning I'm so learning stuff yeah it every time I go out and I hope I have another 20 years that I can keep doing it yeah and I think I think that the patience and persistence is just a good thing to have for any type of photography I mean if your goal is to be the best today if you really think that there's some quick fix or some little trick or some life hack you can learn I mean we've got tips here that can help but this is the number one one you've got to put in the time and you've got to enjoy the process and just understand you're gonna grow slowly but shortly and who makes all this possible Chelsea of course again Squarespace thank you Squarespace for making this podcast possible if you'd like to try your own Squarespace portfolio put your photos in there your wildlife photos and then aim towards getting a new portfolio shot at least once a year go to Squarespace comm / Toni and use the coupon code portfolio to get 10% off in the meantime you can get a 14-day free trial no credit card needed it's simple and also check out our books stunning digital photography which has over 14 hours of video and chapter 8 is dedicated to wildlife photography with lots more information in it it can definitely help you out thanks so much thanks bye

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hey everybody Chelsea here and today I'm going to show you how to fix your messed-up wildlife pictures using Lightroom so I spoke to my peeps and our Lightroom 5 book group you know about us you know about our book we talked about it non-stop I went to them and I said hey guys what would you want would you rather that I edit a really perfect beautiful wildlife picture because you do get some flak if you don't do that or do you want to see real pictures with real mistakes and those kind folks told me they wanted some real pictures they wanted to see some mistakes so here I bring to you my mediocre picture full of mistakes first of all the subject is underexposed right it's dark the composition leaves a lot to be desired and the sky is blown out there's like chromatic aberration the picture is a mess so let's start by cropping it down and we'll work from there so first I'll go to my crop tool and I like my wildlife pictures to be cropped very tight because I think people want to see the animal unless the surroundings are really beautiful and and let's see here put his eye and about the upper third I'm not so worried about cracking out the fish let's see how that looks I think I can go a little tighter you very simple but I like that it's close and it shows some detail let me experiment and go a little bit tighter just to see I like that okay so next I have to make sure that our subject is properly exposed so I'll bring up the shadows and I'm not going to bring up the exposure because I'll also be lightening the background which I don't want to do because I want to recover the blue in the sky next and I think that raising the shadows would be a better idea for that so I'll raise the shadows quite a bit and it looks good he's not overexposed you can see still see the feather detail her fish looks great here okay and next I'll go into the colors panel here and select the blue and lower the luminance if you go too far then you get this funky glow around your subject it also looks really fake you don't want to overdo it I'm also going to warm up my subject to make it look like I went out during the Golden Hour which I did not but that means that I'm going to just put the blue sky a little bit towards the turquoise side so it looks a little bit warm if I were to warm up the temperature of the photo here it washes up the background so instead what you want to do is select your adjustment brush and go to temp and then select select your subject I'm going to press o and that will show you our mask you I'm going to go in here and zoom in two to one to get really nice and close and make sure that I've selected my subject properly you and you want to select the fish – he's a part of it you okay now press o again to get rid of your mask and you can see that it looks a little bit warmer and you went and you took that crummy light and you made it into something beautiful does look like the Golden Hour see try to warm it up just a little more and then I'll select new and this makes a new adjustment brush and I'm also going to select the stick because that's a part of it too but sometimes you know the bird has white on it and sometimes that will look even more Orange if you try to raise the levels too much the stick is darker so it may be a little more resistant to changing the temperature you going to select this layer again and try raising this saturation a little bit you okay and then next I'll select another adjustment brush and I'm going to bring out his eyes so let me zoom in again two two one you if your mask color is not showing up you can pressed shift + o and it will change it you I raise the highlights a little bit and the sharpness I'm going to select a new brush and go over the same part of the eye let me show you what I'm doing here and some of the beak you bring up the sharpness not too much or also gets very grainy and let's just see a before and Durr just to make sure we're going in the right direction that's not a before-and-after doesn't show some of the edits okay next I'm going to bring out the sharpness of the feathers a bit I'll select the I'm all about selecting a bunch of adjustment brushes and just making little adjustments at a time why so I don't go overboard so I can go back and adjust one section at a time I want to just bring up the sharpness a little bit let's zoom in again very close and make sure that we're not making any destructive edits we don't want to create too much noise see that is too noisy it looks very artificial you okay I think that the fish is an important part of the story so I'm going to give him a little bit of attention to clarity you I'm going to put the clarity down because I can tend to darken it up I'm going to bring up his exposure a little bit and his shadows brighten up the fish more saturation because I like his colors and the sharpness with the highlights make him look a little shinier let's see there's a before-and-after that looks much better I'm going to bring up the fish's eye a little too you you so another thing that I'd like to show you that I don't think is necessarily needed in this picture but I think it's a common problem is how to reduce noise you get a lot of noise and primary colors so if you have very blurred green leaves in the background there's a good chance that there's a lot of noise if you have a very blue sky that you didn't have to darken like I did there's a good chance you have a lot of noise noise in this picture the noise you can see it's in the shadows let's go into the one and I'll show you you can see the underside of this branch it's out of focus but it's noisy and the feathers have a bit of noise too I'll show you how to do it on the branch I don't know that it will make a huge difference in this photo but if you need it for your background then it's really necessary and that's a problem we see with a lot of wildlife pictures that you get it's a lot of shadow noise or primary color noise so again your adjustment brush and we'll go to noise and let's select this brush this saw French it's really hard to see the noise in this example because the branch has a lot of texture but either way I'll be teaching you a useful method you so here's the original you can all the way up and it gets too smooth you can put a little a little bit about 20-25 and it's more realistic going to show you on some feathers maybe that will be a better example you so that is how you reduce the noise in your picture if you have that problem otherwise good free it luckily this picture wasn't too noisy that's not really one of the problems that I had one problem that I do have in this picture is a bit of chromatic aberration you can see it right here you can go down to the bottom and go to lens correction and color and remove chromatic aberration and usually automatically it does a good job if it doesn't you can select these colors under defringe and even use the dropper tool and it will take care of it for you so let me see if I have any other chromatic aberration other than on the stick you see the before and after again I just want to see if I could make it in sunnier okay I think I can okay so I think we're just about finished we took that blown out looking sky and we put some blue back into it we took care of the chromatic aberration brought out this beautiful creatures eyes and brought up the exposure on the Osprey because it looked too dark let's see the before and after as it is it's a huge improvement this isn't even including the crop and it took a really boring blah picture to something that's a little more pleasing to look at not the greatest but still much better than before I think we could even tweak it a little bit more and bring out those warm colors on the Osprey to get more of that Golden Hour look so let's try so Yuri select your pin and it will show you that layer come on now to make a liar of me there we go that's the wrong one this is the correct one even though it's not showing you let's bring up the temperature so this is the layer where I added that warm light right so will we take my mask off and warm it up just a little bit more maybe even bring up the saturation a little bit Oh dial it back though it's a little bit artificial okay there's the before-and-after and I'm pretty pleased with the results I'll have more videos I'm going to do one with the noise next time because I feel like I couldn't give you a great example if you have more suggestions you can put them in the comments if you're in our Lightroom 5 book group always share your suggestions because I really like to do what you guys want to do and thank you so much for watching

How To Improve Your Wildlife & Birding Photography



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what's up guys today's tutorial Tuesday this morning's tutorial Tuesday it's gonna be about shooting wildlife and we're going to one of my favorite places Rhett tingly this is tingly and this is on the Bosque of the Rio Grande and this is uh one of my favorite places to go wildlife shooting especially birds mostly birds but also like coyotes today we're gonna go over some some tips and tricks and best best practices for shooting wildlife with long lenses so let's get to it I'm going to use the drift method freakin incredible round up sixteen for that did that sunburst alright real quick before we go back to the car because I want to tell you about lesson number one which is probably the most important lesson in wildlife photography wear boots otherwise otherwise this happens I don't know if you can see that or not but I was a lot of goat heads obviously the best time to do wildlife photography is gonna be early morning and evening sunrise sunset that kind of thing golden hours those are both best for the light but they're also best for animal activity and actually being able to get them with the cameras and geese are loud alright let's talk about settings real quick so typically what I start out with in wildlife is I start out in shutter priority mode or manual mode and if I mean either one if I'm in shutter priority mode or manual I'm still gonna usually put it in auto ISO mostly because like in these kind of conditions where you have trees and splotches of light and shadow and stuff it it makes it a lot easier when you're changing depending on the light for the to let the camera do the ISO and these cameras can handle it so I don't usually have a problem with that alright so shutter priority mode is usually your friend especially for wildlife set it to something high and then put your aperture europe and then it'll do the aperture and then you can put your iso in auto and then you can just start shooting all right so my shutter speed right now and like I said it's early morning it's like only 8:30 or so I'm at 1250 shutter and wide open on my aperture so and my ISO right now is about 400 so with anything fast moving obviously you're going to want a faster shutter speed like eight hundredths of a second or more and with birds especially if they're flying or doing anything like that you're gonna want more than a thousand more than 1250 if 1500 something like that so your your ISO will probably go up a little bit so just keep that in mind if you don't want it to go up then put it then set your ISO where you want it and slow your shutter speed down and then if you're trying to capture the action then you're gonna have to either do painting or just hope that they're not moving too much all right so my favorite technique for wildlife is getting as low as possible and getting I level with whatever you're shooting and in our case with the birds in the pond we want to get as close to here as possible so I'm actually gonna lay down on this stuff and then shoot straight out so I can get I level with them so I'm not looking down that makes it much more natural and much more appealing all right so we're down here we're on eye level with them the other thing you want to keep in mind although it's not really always feasible is shooting with the Sun to your back is really nice because it's gonna light up the subject really well but again in wildlife that's not always possible but in situations like this I can just kind of stake out and I can just kind of I've got the Sun in my back and the birds are kind of doing circles they're all just chillin so I'm just gonna let them do their thing and then just kind of hang out here and then when they drift into the optimal light situation that's when I shoot them alright let's talk about focus points real quick I'm gonna move to a different spot even though I just said don't move too much because they really are going away so let's talk about focus points real quick I usually keep my focus points still on single focus points and I'll move the single focus point around wherever I need to because that focus is faster but also because if there's a lot of brush and stuff like that I don't want it to get confused and focus on something that I don't want the only time that I put it on any grouping of the focus points is when I'm shooting something really large and really in the open or if I'm shooting birds in flight then having the grouping is better because we'll watch where you're walking because when they're in flight and they're moving through the frame then you'll have a better chance to lock onto them most important part of wildlife photography patience patience it's something I usually don't have even though I do a lot of wildlife photography luckily on the Bosque though they have these blinds these things and they have them all along these ponds and on the Rio and stuff so it makes it really easy to just kind of hang out and wait because there is a canvas back which is a type of duck with a red head and it just what just went underwater but it's over there I promise and it's slowly drifting this way so as long as we keep waiting in the blind and not bothering it I'm gonna get a better shot of it alright last tip we're stalking a cinnamon teal right now which is another kind of duck and I'm just kind of hanging out and I just remembered if you have a silent shutter mode or comparatively speaking silent use it if it's something if you're shooting something that can be startled easy easy like birds that are real close or bunnies or anything that's anything that's super timid so I put it in silent burst mode and I don't normally shoot completely in burst mode because I'd rather pick then spray-and-pray and pick the right time unless you're doing birds in flight then I do use burst mode and you still have to wait because you don't want to fill your buffer out when the birds if the birds flying to you or whatever if you use your burst mode keep that in mind if you do it too soon you're you depending on your camera and your settings you can run out of your buffer very quickly and just as little as a couple of seconds so I'll keep that in mind alright so the last thing I want to mention is you know just go out there to have fun and don't go out there to expect every shoot to be some lion hunt you know in Africa or some salmon grizzly salmon run in Alaska you know just go shoot what you have go shoot what's available and shoot for the fun of trying to capture the wildlife the local stuff is the best way to get good so that when you do get to go to those amazing places that you'll be ready for them and just you know if you find a bunny then go chase him because bunnies are really hard to shoot and that's really good practice all these little flappy birds and stuff like that really great practice I got in a bird photography because I figured Birds are some of the hardest things to shoot and if I could shoot them really well then I would be a really good photographer and lo and behold with lots of practice at a time being true so just keep shooting keep practicing go out there and find as much wildlife as you can you'd be surprised how much wildlife is in your local area and how difficult it is to actually shoot even the common stuff all right seriously I'm wrapping it up because I can't hold this camera anymore and I don't have my tripod so if you like this kind of stuff and you want to see more of it subscribe to the channel there's new tutorials every Tuesday and new videos every Friday if you have any questions about any of the settings or any of the technical stuff that I went over or anything about shooting wildlife in general then leave them in the comments below and I'll definitely answer them hit that like button subscribe and I'll see you the next video

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so uh thanks for you know agreeing to do this I know it's it's a little bit awkward being in the same space and all that I don't know if you want to gonna start with like your side of the hole will happen the fuck you know the pod I don't want you can't are you sure like no it's just a crack I don't want to sit and know that I mean you know half it's fine no I [Applause] all right that was obviously a joke in the beginning we did not have a fight contrary to the to the comments you had some weird I guess some guy was like he like basically described what had happened nothing's happened but he was like oh they they had a falling-out they'll never be in videos together again it's because of this dis and that you just you just wrote a script bro based out of what like literally just me the road nothing so we are not fighting that it's not the reason for it and to prove that we just launched the podcast together we're still doing the podcast first episode is out it was posted on Friday so if you haven't seen it yet link it down below but what did you envision that this podcast would be about I think we're pretty much on the same page but yeah obviously based on our channels the stuff that we do the stuff that we're known for I always assumed to be about filmmaking photography but then like it you know me you know you it's gonna venture off into weird weird places we're gonna get talking about TV shows then it's gonna go into cars or trucks whatever ours but it's good no it's you he's for you yeah sure but it's just gonna it's gonna go like right there it's just gonna go off when it goes off but the underlying premise like the the actual like bed stone of the whole thing is going to be probably traditional media stuff well we're not just filmmakers right well we're humans we're interested in well like people are interested in many things but I think a lot of people they watch our channels and they they categorize us as filmmakers youtubers whatever that's all they do is just person to sleep drink films and then they don't do anything else like we also are interested in a lot of other things I think anything that we're interested in is kind of like fair game for this podcast okay tell us why what was what was that I think we owe it to our audiences to say why are we why are we getting different offices essentially I just need more space plain and simple that's it this little spot up here is like 800 or 900 square feet and it's just not enough and I want to expand and do lots of things and I just need more room to do it 45 stairs which kill me every a continue to kill me yeah that's that but 45 stairs up just I have one side of the office he's got one side it was always a space that would have been better suited for one person anyway so you when I leave it's gonna work so much better for you oh yeah I'm like we talked about this on the podcast again call this in the podcast as well we talked a little bit more in depth about this but for me it's it's bittersweet it's like it's sad that that we're not sharing an office like of course that's gonna suck it I'm gonna miss having you there and all that stuff but it's also really great having more space being able to do more of the things just like you are gonna be able to do new things that you want to do kind of not necessarily scale up for that too but also try different things yeah I just need more room to build different sets and green screens and Gilda do like bigger films and have more people involved and have more people at the office and working there and stuff like that more people dropping by so yeah it's only gonna get better for both of us yeah and we'll still be in each other's videos as often as we are now I'm gonna be here every week a coffee shops here ah he's here the podcast is here a parents live here we're still filming the podcast in my office I'm like five minutes with no minutes so I'm not far at all and there was no fight no I wanted to be very clear even though I totally trolled you guys there was no fight drama bleep I told you guys pretty good like go back and punch like that was that's pretty good that was some aid class acting right there I believe it was are you gonna quit YouTube practice I might I never do that uh do you want to show me your new office I haven't actually been to his new I've only seen photos and videos but yeah show me let's go right now let's go [Applause] I am the main showroom this is the space this is the main showroom of the space and then it just keeps going and goes upstairs for ages warehouse bathroom I got a little hammock for you so when you come you can just you can have a nap you're telling me I can sleep over you can sleep over and wear matching pajamas and do all you think space is awesome man I'm really excited for him good call theater good call all right so there you have it there was no fight there's no beef between me and Peter I'm super happy for him happy that he has a new space and I gotta say I'm pretty happy I have the space to myself now it's gonna be it's gonna be fun I'm kind of an introvert and you know Peter is a little bit of a distraction sometimes so so it's good but ya know beef and I think the moral of the story here is that you don't need to have a bunch of negativity you know you don't need a bunch of negativity on your channel if you want to grow it positivity can can thrive just as much I guess Peter still distracting yeah you don't have to be negative not everything has to be a fight in all that stuff but still be good friends even even when things change and people move on and and you break up up as office partners but this is a perfect characterization of our of our friendship right here Peter it's been good fun I mean you're still around for a bit but I'm here for like two more my thanks for being a great office partner office roommate buddy it has been a great year here at this office with Peter and I'm looking forward to this next year being there with me and I guess my editor Matt's gonna be there so it I'm not gonna be alone gonna be fun be honest how many of you are fooled by that beginning I think our acting was was on point Peter I'm becoming an actor anyways I gotta figure out what to do with this space now because Peters gonna be out of here soon so if you have any suggestions let me know I will take them into consideration

3 GREAT WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY Gear Tips 🐻 Benjamin Jaworskyj



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hi welcome in this video today I have three wildlife photography tips for you my name is Benjamin Yvonne ski photographer and adventurer ten years ago I started to teach myself photography today I travel the world is a professional photographer and filmmaker learn from my experiences it takes an tiem and join me on my photography adventure one line photography same like underwater photography is a hobby of mine and I want to share with you three tips and it's actually a two-part video so here are three tips which are more technically and in the other three tips video we have more global wildlife tips so check out both videos and we start with tip number 1 tip number 1 is the focal length and there is a saying in the photography world which means something like the longer the lamb the better the photograph and in wildlife photography there's something true about it because the longer you lance's the longer the focal length the closer you have an animal on your camera on the sensor in the image afterwards and when you use the camera with a crop factor like an aps-c camera it has a crop factor of 1.6 you can multiply the focal length by 1.6 you have the feeling that you're even closer in the image because it is cropped in most of the situations I use a 300 millimeter lens I thought about buying a 600 metre 600 metre 600 millimeter a lamp but it is having to carry around its big to carry around it's difficult to fly with it so I chose a 300 millimeter lamp it has a fixed focal length it is a 2.8 lamp from Sigma it's not that expensive to buy used and this is my favorite lens it has a great image quality it has no image stabilizer which is the disadvantage but it's a nice lens to use as well for wildlife photography you can use this lamps it's a 70 to 200 millimeter lamps this one here is a 4.0 it has an image stabilizer you can zoom it and zoom it's quite cool when an animal gets closer for example which in most of the situation does not happen but with elephants in South Africa for example they came very close to the car and when you are down on the fixed land I usually change my camera so in in a field situation I would say I have two cameras with me and one camera is an aps-c 300 millimeter and the other cameras and full-frame with a wider lens so whatever situation I have I can I can choose the camera and the lens I use but most of the situations it's 300 millimeter and even closer and when you want to get much closer but don't want to spend so much money for a longer lens I have a great tip for you it's step number three tip number two is use a tripod and why do you need a tripod I thought it was wildlife photography not long exposure landscape photography well it's pretty easy because you have a long land and maybe you watched my shutter speed basic video where I explain shutter speed and then I explain as well rules and I try to say it in English now because I have 300 millimeters of shutter speed and I don't want shaky image that it gets blurry because of my shaking from my hand on the camera I need at least the shutter speed of my focal length so I have 300 millimeters here of focal length so that I don't shake in my image I need at least a three hundredth of a second shutter speed I always say better double it so 300 millimeter one six hundred of a second shutter speed so this is actually the slowest shutter speed I shoot with or I try at least to shoot with when I have this big lens when I use tip number three which I will talk later about and then I need to have an even faster shutter speed so when you don't have that much light outside because it's a cloudy day it is a dusk or at dawn or something you high ISO or a slower shutter speed and when using slower shutter speed it's always a risk that you shake with the camera I don't have an image stabilizer on this lens for example so I just use the tripod very easy as well as you filming sometimes so I just put it on the tripod and this is where this mount here it's very good for just put it on the tripod camera on the back and then everything is safe and sometimes I even just just use it as a monopod so I would just do it like this get it out then use it as a mobile tripod and monie tripod monopod and then put the lens and the camera on top and then I just use like wildlife photography style so use a tripod it's always worth to carry it and the last tip tip number three is something very awesome every wild life photographer should definitely have with them it's a conversion and I have it here this thing here looks like a lamp but it's actually a converter so what a converter does it converts a shipping image to a great image know what it does it makes or gives you a longer focal length so with this thing on I don't have just three hundred millimeter I now have 600 millimeter and this is great oh my god 600 millimeter and it's not that much bigger greater invention there's a disadvantage with that thing as always everything has its price it's not quite expensive it costs something like two hundred year old so it's much cheaper than buying a long lens but you get double the f-stop with this thing it's a two times conversion so it means I get twice the focal length I have but as well twice the aperture I would normally have so in this case my open or most open aperture is 2.8 and with the converter on I get from 300 millimeter 2.8 to 600 millimeter 5.6 so the most open aperture I can use is 5.6 now and this is why tripod is important as well because now I have 600 and in needed when I usually double shutter speed I need one two thousands of a second with my slowest shutter speed I can go slow I can go on six hundreds no problem but then with a tripod to be on the safe side so converter tripod long focal length band and you're totally into wildlife photography as already mentioned this is just the first part of my wildlife photography tips series there's the second part and it will come out next week or when you watch the video later it is already out so check the playlist check out my channel there will be a second video of the second videos about tips and which are more global which are not that technical so this is the technical base you can use for wildlife photography and the second video is more about the global things so check it out as well and when you like the video thumbs up share with somebody who's interested in photography especially maybe wildlife photography and we feel next step never forget Zack mentioned viga halter line and when you do wildlife photography just write a comment and write what tips you maybe have as well oh and when you want to learn a dope like you the easy and fun way and start edit your photos check out my full video course and learn from Ben calm