Photographing animals is a skill developed over time. Understanding your subject and its habitat are the foundations of making great images. Here, we share five of our favourite assets from Envato Elements to help you with your wildlife photography, plus some great tips to get you started if you’re a newbie.
What better way to advertise your wildlife photography than on your
business card. Wildlife Business Card
Template for Adobe Photoshop is
editable, so you can customise it to suit your needs.
Nature Lightroom Presets includes ten unique effects that
will show your wildlife and nature scenes at the best. The download comes with a bonus pack of 12
hi-res nature stock photographs that are free to use.
Thirdlone is a nicely
presented handmade typeface with monoline and sans. The styling works really
well with wildlife photography, bringing to mind national park signs, travel
and adventure. The font also includes multilingual support.
Creating a slideshow for your images is a great way to show
them off during talks, presentations or even as social media sharing videos.
Try the Photography Collection for Powerpoint, which includes 20 unique slides
specially suited to showing photography at its best.
If the gentler side of wildlife photography is your thing, check out the
Watercolour Butterflies brush set for Photoshop. They’re made from original
watercolour paintings, and are perfect for including in a watermark or as a
feature on a business card and other promotional literature.
Each asset here is
Elements, where you can download
unlimited resources for a monthly subscription.
Tuts+ Tips for Wonderful Wildlife Photos
- Use a long lens. Whether
telephoto lens you’re using, or a
macro lens, you should be far enough away from your subject not to frighten
them off (or to be safe).
- Respect your
environment and be aware of limitations. It’s not fair to destroy a habitat all
in the name of a good photograph, so always know the surroundings and where it’s
safe to be.
- Choose your time
of day wisely, with research. When are the animals you photograph likely to
be about and at their best?
- Tell a story!
Impressive pictures of animals in their habitats are great, but try and combine
photography with effective storytelling for maximum impact.
- Try using burst
mode (or continuous shooting mode) to capture images in quick succession, to
give yourself a better chance of catching a moving animal in focus.