12Anyone who is interested in wildlife photography would not miss the chance of a wildlife safari, but there are times when a safari is not a possibility due to many constraints.
For anyone in a situation like this, until you get a chance for a wildlife expedition, it is good to visit the nearby zoo to get some images of the birds and animals – of course, it won’t replace photographing animals out there in the wild. Moreover, it can be a good way to practice photographing wild animals.
But here is what everyone needs to know about zoo photography…making images of wildlife in a zoo comes with its own limitations as most of the animals are caged or kept in enclosures that may be surrounded by glass or fencing.
So, there are certain things you need to know and be prepared for before photographing at a zoo.
So how was your first visit to the zoo? Did you return with great images? Were you happy with them? If you weren’t, not to worry – we have some amazing advice here for you so that you can come home with some brilliant images the next time you visit the zoo!
Here Is What Everyone Needs To Know About Zoo Photography:
Blending Out The Fence:
This is one of the most important and one of the most difficult factors to overcome when photographing in a zoo. Most of the animals are kept within fences – especially birds, monkeys and other small animals. Even the bigger animals in larger enclosures are usually fenced in.