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Wildlife Photography for Beginners: 5 Tips with Paul Miguel Photography

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Wildlife Photography for Beginners: 5 Tips with Paul Miguel Photography

Wildlife Photography for Beginners - my Five Top Tips to help you with your camera if you're a beginner. There's many things to learn when it comes to photographing wildlife but these specific tips should help you get started. As an extra tip for beginners - if you're not too sure about ISO - set it manually, between 200 and 400 in bright conditions; and between 800-1600 on overcast days. This is a rough guide.

Want to learn wildlife photography with me? View my workshops and 1:1 tuition: Based in West Yorkshire, England.

Read my Blog on Wildlife Photography for Beginners:

Filmed with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500.
Equipment: Canon 1DX Mark i, Canon 400mm f5.6 EF USM lens.

My equipment: If you purchase any of these items, that I use and recommend, through the Amazon links I receive a small commission which is massively appreciated and it helps me to keep creating new videos.

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Canon 400mm f5.6 lens:
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Bird Photography for Beginners: 9 Tips with Paul Miguel Photography

Beginners Bird Photography Tips: My 9 main Tips for Bird Photography if you're just starting out - and my advice on what camera/lens to buy. Check out the individual tips below. Suggested Cameras and lenses are at the end of the video at 8.15 - I advise buying used gear.

0:23 Tips on buying equipment
1:30 Aperture Priority Setting
2:25 Exposure Compensation
3:49 Focus Area/Zone
3:25 Bird Composition
5:35 Tracking Auto-focus
6:22 Backgrounds
7:00 Get to the same Level
7:30 Bird Behaviour
8:15 Advice and examples of Cameras and Lenses to buy

Watch my review on the Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 lens:

See Tom Mason's review on the Nikon 200-500mm lens:

Watch Espen Helland using Olympus equipment for bird photography:

Filmed with Canon M50 and 15-45mm lens.
Equipment: Canon 1DX Mark i, Canon 400mm f5.6 lens, Canon 500mm f4 mark i lens

My equipment: If you purchase any of these items, that I use and recommend, through the Amazon links I receive a small commission which is massively appreciated and it helps me to keep creating new videos.

Movo GH700 gimbal head:
Canon 400mm f5.6 lens:
Canon 1.4 extender:
Canon 100mm f2.8:

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Anything you Can dream by The Whole Other
The Papergirl by The Whole Other
Picnic on the Roof by The Whole Other
Scrapbook by Silent Partner
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6 Tips for Sharper Bird Photos | with Paul Miguel Photography

6 Tips for Sharper Bird Images: Increase the sharpness of your bird photos with these simple tips. Learn how to use big lenses effectively and how to maximise sharpness in camera.

You might also like this video specifically about Long Lens Technique:

Filmed with Canon M50 and 15-45mm lens.
Equipment: Canon 1DX Mark i; Canon 400mm f5.6 lens; Canon 500mm f4 Mark i lens; Induro CT404 tripod, Wildlife watching beanbag

My equipment: If you purchase any of these items, that I use and recommend, through the Amazon links I receive a small commission which is massively appreciated and it helps me to keep creating new videos.

Movo GH700 gimbal head:
Canon 400mm f5.6 lens:
Canon 1.4 extender:
Canon 100mm f2.8:

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MANUAL Focusing for Wildlife Photography - 5 Times you Should Switch to Manual

MANUAL Focusing for Wildlife Photography - 5 Times you Should Switch to Manual. In this video I explain 5 situations where the auto-focus is likely to struggle - and why manual focus is a better option. If you found the video useful then please share with friends YouTube viewers.

Filmed with Canon M50 and 15-45mm lens.
Equipment: Canon 1DX Mark i, Canon 400mm f/5.6 lens; Canon 500mm f4 Mark i lens, Induro CT404 tripod.

My equipment: If you purchase any of these items, that I use and recommend, through the Amazon links I receive a small commission which is massively appreciated and it helps me to keep creating new videos.

Movo GH700 gimbal head:
Canon 400mm f5.6 lens:
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Canon 100mm f2.8:

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Music: We Did it Baby - by The Whole Other
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How to Photograph Small Birds: Camera Settings & Techniques (Advanced)

I'm sharing all the tricks I've learnt over the years for small bird photography. Learn how I use composition, focusing techniques and camera settings to get perfectly sharp images of perching birds. This tutorial is for more advanced and serious bird photographers. In this video I'm using a Canon 1DX and 500mm f4 Mark i lens, sometimes with a 25mm Extension tube.

You might also like this video on how to set up perches for bird photography:

Filmed with Canon M50 and 15-45mm lens.
Equipment: Canon 1DX Mark i; Canon 500mm f4 Mark i lens; Canon 25mm Extension Tube; Induro CT404 Tripod; Movo GH700 Gimbal

My equipment: If you purchase any of these items, that I use and recommend, through the Amazon links I receive a small commission which is massively appreciated and it helps me to keep creating new videos.

Movo GH700 gimbal head:
Canon 400mm f5.6 lens:
Canon 1.4 extender:
Canon 100mm f2.8:

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The Papergirl by The Whole Other
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The Curious Kitten by Aaron Kenny
In the Garden by Silent Partner
Honey and Milk by The 126ers

How I set up my Camera for Wildlife Photography | Camera Settings (Canon)

How I set up my Camera for Wildlife Photography: my Camera Settings. I have a number of settings I use for different scenarios including Manual, Aperture Priority and Auto ISO. I also talk about my favoured focus options and frame rates.

Filmed with Canon M50 and 15-45mm lens.
Equipment: Canon 1DX Mark i and 400mm f5.5 lens

My equipment: If you purchase any of these items, that I use and recommend, through the Amazon links I receive a small commission which is massively appreciated and it helps me to keep creating new videos.

Movo GH700 gimbal head:
Canon 400mm f5.6 lens:
Canon 1.4 extender:
Canon 100mm f2.8:

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Satisfaction Guaranteed by Dan Lebowitz
After You by Dan Lebowitz
Dream Lagoon by Chris Haugen

How to Photograph Birds in Flight in Low Light

How to Photograph Birds in Flight in Low Light. In this video I share my tips on how to deal with low light conditions when trying to capture birds in flight. There are 4 main topics which you can click to below:

0:38 Using a Higher ISO
4:22 Optimising your Exposure
6:17 Camera support & Autofocus
7:40 Motion Blur

Filmed with Canon M50 and 15-45mm lens.
Equipment: Canon 1DX Mark i; Canon 500mm f4 Mark i lens; Induro CT404 Tripod; Movo GH700 Gimbal.

My equipment: If you purchase any of these items, that I use and recommend, through the Amazon links I receive a small commission which is massively appreciated and it helps me to keep creating new videos.

Movo GH700 gimbal head:
Canon 400mm f5.6 lens:
Canon 1.4 extender:
Canon 100mm f2.8:

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Happy Slaps Back by The Whole Other
Morning Mandolin by Chris Haugen

How to Photograph Birds in Flight: Advanced (Including Canon AF Case Settings)

How to Photograph Birds in Flight: Advanced.

This video is an advanced tutorial on Birds in Flight Photography - aimed more at Canon users and serious bird photographers. It covers the Autofocus Modes and Case Settings in detail. See below for specific information explained in the video:

1:53 Image Stabilisation
4:18 Autofocus Area/Focus Points
6:17 AF Case Settings
13:29 AI Servo Image Priority

You can watch the first Birds in Flight Tutorial here: This is more of a general video and suitable for beginners.

If you found these tutorial useful then please consider sharing for others to watch. Many thanks.

Filmed with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500.
Equipment: Canon 1DX Mark i, Canon 500mm f4 Mark i lens, Canon 400mm f5.6 lens

My equipment: If you purchase any of these items, that I use and recommend, through the Amazon links I receive a small commission which is massively appreciated and it helps me to keep creating new videos.

Movo GH700 gimbal head:
Canon 400mm f5.6 lens:
Canon 1.4 extender:
Canon 100mm f2.8:

My Website:
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Music: Staccato by Vibe Tracks

Bird Photography Lighting - Why You Should Backlight (Part 2 of 3)

Bird Photography Lighting: How to Use Back-lighting. Shooting towards the light can provide a totally different appeal to your images. Learn the advantages of this technique and how to make the most of Contre-jour.

Watch Part 1 of this Series - How to Use Frontal Lighting:

Look out for Part 3 on Overcast Light

Learn how to expose for backlighting with this tutorial:

Filmed with Canon M50 and 15-45mm lens.
Equipment: Canon 1DX Mark i, Canon 400mm f5.6 lens

My equipment: If you purchase any of these items, that I use and recommend, through the Amazon links I receive a small commission which is massively appreciated and it helps me to keep creating new videos.

Movo GH700 gimbal head:
Canon 400mm f5.6 lens:
Canon 1.4 extender:
Canon 100mm f2.8:

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10 Amazing Wildlife Photography Tips

Ready for ten quick but super useful wildlife photography tips in less than 10 minutes? Then check out this video! These are ten tips and tricks I use all the time when I'm out photographing wildlife and I hope they'll help you as well.

Check out my e-book, Secrets To Stunning Wildlife Photography:


And my website:
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WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY For BEGINNERS - Tips & Tricks

Let's talk about wildlife photography! I've been on about 40-50 safari this year and had plenty of opportunity to improve my wildlife photography - which is good, because I was a complete beginner before.

In today's photography video, I want to share some wildlife photography tips and tricks I've picked up in 2018 - basically a wildlife photography for beginners 101.

Whether it's your first time doing wildlife photography or you're a long-time wildlife photographer, I hope you pick up at least a tip or two from this video. And of course, feel free to share your own wildlife photography tips below!

All of the footage and photos shown in this video were taken in Chobe National Park in Botswana. Being on safari is my favourite way to do wildlife photography, but of course it's not the only way. Wherever you like take photos of wildlife, I hope this video helps you on your journey.

The camera I use for wildlife photography - UK: / USA:
My affordable wildlife photography lens - UK: (new version) / USA:

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As always, thanks for watching! I've been travelling the world full-time since 2017 and capturing it all through photography and videography. I share all the best bits of the world, along with camera talk and some behind the scenes insights into my digital nomad lifestyle every Wednesday and Sunday at 5:30PM UK time. Don't forget to subscribe to see more and hit the thumbs up if you enjoyed this video!

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How to Use your Tripod for Wildlife Photography - 5 Tips

How to Use your Tripod for Wildlife Photography. 5 Tips I've learnt over the years that can help you. They're simple but effective. Disclaimer: I don't encourage anyone to put thousands of pounds worth of gear in a lake.... but if you do, the video might help you! Thanks for watching.

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Filmed with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500.
Equipment: Canon 1DX Mark i, Induro CT404 tripod; Movo GH700 gimbal head.

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Wildlife Photography Tutorials for Beginners

Wildlife Photography Tutorials for Beginners. In this video I visit my local park to photograph ducks and wildfowl shooting hand-held with a Canon 400mm f5.6 lens. Watch for various techniques on focusing and exposure - ideal for beginners starting out in wildlife photography. Please like or share the video! Add a comment... or feel free to ask me a question in the comments below!

I highly recommend the Canon 400mm f5.6 for beginners. Buy the the lens through this Amazon link and I receive a small commission.

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Filmed in Yorkshire with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 and Canon 1 DX mark i. Canon 400mm f5.6 lens. Induro CT404 tripod.

Wildlife Photography Compositional Tips: How I Compose Wildlife Photos

Wildlife Photography Compositional Tips. How I Compose Wildlife Photos. In this video I share tips on how to improve your composition. There's a few useful rules, including the rule of thirds - but so much depends on all the elements in the frame and how you wish to use them.

Check out this excellent video on Composition by wildlife photographer Tom Mason:

Filmed with Canon M50 and 15-45mm lens.
Equipment: Canon 1DX Mark i; Canon 400mm f5.6 lens

My equipment: If you purchase any of these items, that I use and recommend, through the Amazon links I receive a small commission which is massively appreciated and it helps me to keep creating new videos.

Movo GH700 gimbal head:
Canon 400mm f5.6 lens:
Canon 1.4 extender:
Canon 100mm f2.8:

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Music: Not today

Bird Photography Tips and Tricks

Bird Photography Tips and Tricks: In this video I show you how I set up perches to capture top portraits of small birds. Please like and share the video. Feel free to ask me a question or add a comment in the comments below!

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Buy the Movo GH700 Gimbal Head through this Amazon link and I recieve a small commission.

Filmed in Yorkshire with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500. Camera used: Canon 1DX Mark i. Lens; Canon 500mm f4 IS Mark i. Induro CT404 tripod with Movo Gimbal head.

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Bird Photography Lighting: How to Use Frontal Light (Part 1 of 3)

Bird Photography Ligthing, Frontal Light - part 1 of this 3 part mini-series. In this video we look at using strong directional sunglight from the front and discuss the advantages and disadvantages.

Coming Soon:
Part 2 - How to Use Back-lighting:
Part 3 - Using Overcast Light:

Filmed with Canon M50 and 15-45mm lens.
Equipment: Canon 1DX Mark i, Canon 400mm f5.6 lens

My equipment: If you purchase any of these items, that I use and recommend, through the Amazon links I receive a small commission which is massively appreciated and it helps me to keep creating new videos.

Movo GH700 gimbal head:
Canon 400mm f5.6 lens:
Canon 1.4 extender:
Canon 100mm f2.8:

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Music: My Achy Heart

Bird Photography Settings for Walkabout & How to Use Custom Shooting Mode (Canon 1DX)

Bird Photography Settings & using Custom Shooting Mode:

What's the best way to set your camera up for opportunistic bird photography? Whilst walking around it's good to have some settings ready in case you get opportunities. In this video I discuss my preferred settings for walk-about bird photography; I also show how to save specific settings in the camera using the Custom Shooting Mode (C1-C3). This video will be particularly helpful to anyone with a Canon 1DX, 5D or 7D.

Filmed with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500.
Equipment: Canon 1DX Mark i, Canon 400mm f/5.6 lens; Black rapid camera strap

My equipment: If you purchase any of these items, that I use and recommend, through the Amazon links I receive a small commission which is massively appreciated and it helps me to keep creating new videos.

Movo GH700 gimbal head:
Canon 400mm f5.6 lens:
Canon 1.4 extender:
Canon 100mm f2.8:

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Wildlife Photography Exposure - Modes, Settings and the Histogram

Wildlife Photography Exposure - Modes, Settings and the Histogram. Exposure is one of the most difficult aspects of wildlife photography to master. In this video I discuss how the camera meters and how to adjust your exposure for perfect results. I also explain the histogram, with examples, and how this can be a useful exposure tool. If you enjoyed this tutorial, please share for others. Any comments more than welcome too.

Learn Exposure on a 1:1 Workshop:

Filmed with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500.
Equipment: Canon 1DX Mark i, Induro CT404 tripod.

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How to Photograph Insects

How to Photograph Insects: In this video I spend a summer's evening photographing insects. Watch for lots of tips and techniques on hand-holding and focusing as I capture damselflies on camera. Please like or share the video! Add a comment... or feel free to ask me a question in the comments below!

Purchase the Canon 100mm 2.8 Macro lens through this Amazon link: or a Canon 1.4 extender mark iii: and I receive a small commission, helping to support this channel.

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Filmed in Yorkshire with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 and Canon 1 DX mark i. Lens used for images: Canon 100mm f2.8 Macro. Sometimes a Canon 1.4x extender. Induro CT404 tripod.

Wildlife Photography - 5 Tips to get started!

Getting started in wildlife photography can be a challenge with loads of things to think about (and get bogged down with)! Here are my 5 tips to help you get cracking and get out there to start producing images!

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