About This Show
Join us for candid conversations about photography and business. We are three women entrepreneurs who talk about networking, workflow, client relationships and more. We're not afraid to share our own ups and downs and we'll help you tackle yours. We'll have guest speakers & answer listener questions, all while giving you tips & tricks to help get you through the year! Hosted by Kate Mills, Julie Ferneau, and Ashley DuChene.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 66: Wildlife Photography with Kathleen Reeder
4 days ago
This episode was so much fun to record... we could have recorded hours upon hours of content for you guys! Kathleen Reeder is a photographer, educator, and author specializing in wildlife photography! She chatted with Kate & Ashley about wildlife photography, and told some awesome animal stories! If you've ever fantasized about photographing big cats on a safari in Africa, or if you're just thinking of taking a trip to your local zoo, this is a great episode for you! Here are some of our favorite tips about achieving great images of wildlife from Kathleen! Our Favorite Wildlife Photography Tips Get technical. Wildlife photography is definitely going to give you a chance to test your skills using the manual mode on your camera. The entire trifecta of ISO, aperture, and shutter speed play a huge role in being successful and getting great shots. Starting with shutter speed, you'll typically want a pretty quick speed to allow for zooming without camera shake, as well as any movements the animal may make. Since this should typically be no less than 1/focal length of your lens, it will likely be pretty fast (as you're going to most likely be shooting with long lenses). You also might be shooting from far away or through a fence (like at a zoo), so shooting wide open with a low aperture is a great way to make a fence disappear. Lastly, you'll obviously want your ISO to be as low as possible but high enough to expose correctly with the high shutter speeds. Check your gear. As portrait/wedding photographers, a lot of us carry cute camera bags, which is great for most shoots, but not necessary good for wildlife photography. The lenses tend to be larger and heavier for this genre of photography, so you might want to consider using a backpack instead. A backpack will also allow you to keep all gear on-hand and easy to reach (with no risk of something trampling or eating your bag (I recently had a goat eat a huge chunk out of my shirt in a manner of about 3 seconds so I'm very sensitive to this right now!), and allows you to move around quickly as needed. Also, we don't always use tripods in portrait photography but they're super important in wildlife photography. I mean... have you seen the size of some of thos