Exposure Strategies



The speed of the action is one of the main thrills in photographing wildlife. Birds and mammals often move and even disappear so abruptly and swiftly that the unprepared can be left empty-handed. The photographer soon appreciates that camera operating speed, shooting speed, and accuracy in both are all needed to take advantage of most wildlife shooting opportunities. Luckily, obtaining correct exposures in digital photography is rather easy. We’ll begin with some basic exposure information and some guidelines, and we’ll gradually move onto the exposure strategies that work exceedingly well for us.



The well-known rule for exposing RAW images is to expose as much as one can without overexposing ...

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