How to Get the Best Wildlife Photos Ever
3 Tips for Snapping that Perfect Shot from Your Hunting Blind!
As a hunter, you know to appreciate the amazing wildlife around you. So, it’s not a surprise that many hunters have the same passion for wildlife photography that they do for the hunt.
Here’s what might be a surprise: your hunting blind can help you nab that perfect shot with your camera, not just your bow or gun!
Here’s 3 ways to get that perfect shot with your Buck Hunter Blind:
1) Be a Responsible Photographer
Are you photographing birds? Bucks? Whatever it is, you need to understand the pattern of behavior that comes with the animal you’re shooting. This is to make sure you’re behaving responsibly as much as it is to make sure you get the photo you’re after.
- Understanding patterns of animal behavior.
- Never stressing out your animals or exposing them to danger.
- Acquainting yourself with the fragility of the ecosystem. Stay on trails.
- Always exercising restraint and caution.
- Using appropriate lenses, and moving back when an animal shows stress.
- Limiting the use of recordings, and forgoing the use of recordings in heavily birded areas or for attracting species of concern.
- Staying back from nests and nesting colonies or using a blind and taking advantage of natural cover.
- Using artificial light sparingly.
Have you looked at this list and checked it twice? Then it’s time for our next tip:
2) Pick the Right Blind for You
Before starting out, be sure you’ve got a blind that covers all the bases! Your blind needs to be:
- You need a blind that blends into your surroundings! Buck Bunter Blinds are a forest green color, enabling you to blend into the brush easily.
- Animals have a keen sense of smell, so you’ll want a blind that makes your scent as hard to detect as possible. At Buck Hunter Blinds, we guarantee scentless blinds for your use.
- You need space for your equipment as well as space to adjust your camera angle. A Buck Hunter Blind is designed for two people, giving you plenty of room! Plus, our 3 inward-opening windows feature several options for your shot.
- Dry & Insulated
- Don’t let a rainy day put a damper on your equipment! Buck Hunter Blinds have 2-inch insulated walls to keep you comfortable while you wait for the right shot, and also keep your camera nice and dry.
- Light & Portable
- Chances are you won’t want to always photograph in the same location! Pick a blind that’s easy to take apart and move elsewhere. With 8-screw assembly, we make sure our Buck Hunter Blinds are easy to maneuver.
Why use a blind at all, though? Easy—you want to get the shot you need, unseen by your target.
Which brings us to our last point:
3) Don’t Forget Your Hunting Lessons
We know, we know. This blog is about photography, not hunting! The truth is a lot of the tips that apply to hunting with a blind also apply to photographing wildlife:
- Pick Your Location Strategically
- If you’re studied your target, then you should know exactly where you’re setting up that blind.
- Conceal Yourself & Your Blind
- You know the drill: brush in that blind and wear camouflaged clothing!
- Keep Your Movements Minimal
- Don’t scare off the wildlife by being too noisy or too antsy while you wait.
These three tips are key because your goal is basically the same in both activities. The more strategic your location, the better chance you have of finding the wildlife you want to capture on camera. The more concealed you are, the less likely you are to be noticed.
After all, you don’t want to spook the wildlife you’re photographing!
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