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Beginners Bird Photography Tips: 9 Top Tips for Newbies (& Cameras to Suit your Budget)

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1ruZeVwxHk

See Tom Mason’s review on the Nikon 200-500mm lens: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bctPnxi5GtQ

Watch Espen Helland using Olympus equipment for bird photography: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKGLNC3RJIpqdaPN5S1d_9Q

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.

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Canon 400mm f5.6 lens: https://amzn.to/2AnX8q8
Canon 1.4 extender: https://amzn.to/2JsrWvY
Canon 100mm f2.8: https://amzn.to/2t34Jp6

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Music:

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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