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How to Capture Animals in Action

By Chris Corradino on September 09, 2015


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How to Capture Animals in Action

When you locate an interesting subject, it's tempting to immediately shoot a handful of pictures and move on. A better approach however, involves slowing down and watching through the lens while studying the animal's behavior. Rather than settling for a static shot of an elephant standing motionless, wait for a dynamic moment before shooting. Often, it takes a few minutes for an animal to realize you are not a threat to their safety. They will resume their natural activities once calm.

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About the Author

Chris Corradino is the head of the photography mentor program at NYIP. Just like all of our mentors, he is also a professional photographer.