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Chapter 2: photographing a moving animal

Welcome to my blog ! In this article, I will tell you about the photography of moving animals. Photographing animals in action can be both challenging and rewarding, but it also requires proper preparation and an understanding of the technique. So get your gear ready and let's dive right in! Preparation

Before venturing out to photograph moving animals, it is essential to research the species you wish to capture. Find out about their behavior, their habits and their favorite places. The more you know about the animals you are photographing, the better your chances of finding and capturing them in their natural environment.



The Equipment When it comes to photographing animals in motion, proper equipment is essential. Here are some key things to consider:

  1. Lens: Choose a varifocal lens so you can adjust your frame based on how far away you are from the animal. A telephoto lens is generally recommended for getting sharp close-ups, but a wide-angle can also be useful for capturing animals in their environment.

  2. Shutter Speed: Shutter speed is crucial for freezing motion. Use a high shutter speed (1/1000th of a second or faster) to capture fast action and avoid motion blur. Be careful, this motion blur can also be very interesting and give a "ghostly" result...

  3. Focus mode: Choose continuous focus mode (AF-C or AI Servo) to follow animal movement. Be sure to set the focus points correctly so your subject stays in focus as it moves.

  4. Preparing the device: Make sure you have enough storage space on your memory card and that your battery is fully charged. You don't want to run out of room or power at the crucial moment.


Technique Now that you're ready with your equipment, here are some techniques to keep in mind when photographing moving animals:

  1. Anticipate movement: Try to anticipate the actions of the animal. If you observe his behavior carefully, you can anticipate certain movements and be ready to trigger at the right time.

  2. Follow the animal: When photographing a moving animal, follow it with your camera while maintaining precise focus on the main eye or subject. It can be a challenge, but with practice you will be able to capture sharp images.

  3. Burst: Use burst mode to take multiple consecutive images. This increases your chances of capturing the perfect moment and lets you choose the best image from the lot.

  4. Experiment with shutter speed: Depending on the motion you want to capture, you can experiment with different shutter speeds. A slower speed can create a spinning effect, while a faster speed will freeze the action.


In conclusion, photographing moving animals requires careful preparation, appropriate equipment and a good command of the technique. Be patient, persevere and let your creativity flow. With practice, you will be able to capture striking images and convey the energy and beauty of wildlife through your photographs. Happy photographic hunting!

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