Shooting Wildlife

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Hoping to capture great photographs of Arizona’s fauna? The first thing to do is get out into the field with an experienced wildlife photographer who can give you some tips. In addition, do some research and try to be in the field when the wildlife you hope to capture is the most active. To make your images sharp, use a tripod and a fast shutter speed. It also helps to have the sun at your back and reflecting off of an animal, and to make your photos at the animal’s eye level. Beyond that, just practice and find a shooting style that works for you. Photo by: Eva Micklethwaite (photo contest submission)