Personality of a photographer?

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I have always faced this question " What personality traits do photographers have" Beginners often keep asking this question like what makes the photographer different from other people, what kind of attitude he must carry on.   According to me, every photographer creates a different known space in the world of photography by adding his creatives, different thoughts, a different aspect etc.  "Photographers need to be artistic, meaningful communication through his photographs, original creative ideas and all he expresses his true expression. He is well able to influence others"  A few important things need to be followed by all the photographers. He need not be conventional. Must work in a professional manner and convince others with his creative photographs Must respect his photography kit and always keep maintaining the kit because sometimes your maintained kit also express your passion.  He must pursue a good character and behave nicely, professionally. He mus

Few Wildlife Shooting Tips


The word "Wildlife" or Wildlife Photography always excite you, give you a thrilling thought, a natural point of view. It happens when we discussed wildlife photography. There are lots of fumes enter in your mind. But how to capture the great shots, Which equipment must carry along with you, How much weight of photography equipment you can bear for so long. There is perfect calculation required and besides of these arrangements, there is another requirement room of tips and tricks to shoot. 

Now, this article covers specifically the small tips which can really help you to get the better shots. I have earlier written the blog on the photography equipment for wildlife photography. 

Let's discuss the few important tips to shoot wildlife.

Know wildlife parks and locals - Before finalizing the wildlife location, The first job is to know the wildlife location and localities. 
  • Which kind of animal, birds, species etc exist in this location.
  • Is this safe location to shoot. 
  • Is it really having a good landscape, natural element etc?
  • Speak to local people for their genuine advice once you are there to shoot. 
  • Research about the timing and weather condition before you lend there. 
  • Carry ambulance, police contact number in case of emergency while being in the park
Clean background- While shooting any animal or bird always remember to avoid distracting background. Distracted background always reduces the finesse, sharpness, sometimes out of the focus of the shot. Always settle yourself from where you can get a clean background. This is one of the important requirement in other photography genres too. 



Never give up- There are a lot of chances where you are not able to get the better shot like sometimes trees are coming in the frame, sometimes other boring content available in the frame, sometimes animal sitting back of the trees, sometimes no enough light to capture. This is all expecting obstacles for all the photographer. We should not run away from this fact and situation and must know that no animal will give you good pose, you have to wait and shoot patiently. Always remember practise makes a man perfect always. maybe you are not able to capture better shot in your first visit to wildlife park but continuous visiting will definitely help you to shoot the better shots.

Focus on eyes- I hope we all know that we have to focus the eyes of the animal, bird, human, species etc along with the catch light. Its a basic thumb rule of photography so please focus the eyes and shoot. 

Photo Bank- Always save all your wildlife photos to the safest mode. Maybe you shoot the species which is available to shoot today but not for tomorrow. Protect your images at your best level. 

Follow Ethics- Never ever try to harm, poke or irritate the animal or any other species in a wildlife park. It may harm your life. Follow the park's rule and regulations. Listen to the guide or your caretaker while shooting. Contribute to the wildlife park as best as possible by following the ethics of photography.

I hope, these final nuances will help you to shoot better. Keep on experimenting and have wonderful and happy photography

Photographer and blogger Prasenjeet Gautam (www.prasenjeetgautam.com) has captured the above images. India






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