Wildlife photography is one such genre that is intriguing even for professional photographers. However, every professional reaches a dead end when they start achieving their best goals. Hence, you need to find new and unique ways to challenge your wildlife photography skills to do better in the field. In this article, we have mentioned a few ways by which you can challenge yourself every day by implementing new techniques.
Using a lens of one focal length
Photographers working with different types of lenses find it easy to capture the best images when they get a chance. By adjusting their focal length, zoom feature, and other modern and advanced features, they can get the best shorts for their lifetime. However, challenges arise when they have to work with a fixed focal length lens in all environments. You can experiment with our lens and choose one focal length for when you go for a walk, visit a museum or even walk around a park. You can first experiment with your captured images and decide on one lens. Keep all the backup lenses at home, and try to work with what you have! However, before using them in nature to capture wildlife, you must clearly know what shots you wish to take!
Limiting the number of shots
Anyone can catch great pictures by snapping thousands of shots and picking the best ones back home. However, a true challenge is when you’re restricted in the number of shots. For instance, if you see a tiger far ahead and have the opportunity to click only one or two great shots, you will think about the clarity of the image, its quality, its position, framing, and other aspects before clicking. Hence, it can be a real challenge in your career to limit the number of shorts you take. But, on the other hand, it can also help you progress towards a better position of your frame and the thought process behind each one.
Photographing one color
It is one of the most fun and challenging ways to increase your portfolio and your Instagram wall. Pick any color and stick with it until you complete 100 pictures or for a set duration, like a month. Then, you either list the items in nature or your surrounding with that color or head out and start clicking quality wildlife images of objects and animals of that color. You can use the final set of images as a wall panel and create an extremely difficult challenge for you!
Enroll in a competition
What better way to challenge your wildlife photography skills than to participate in a completion? You will not only understand your talent and where you stand in the world of photography, but you will also get an opportunity to work on your weak points.