Two Tips for New Wild Photographers Who Are Setting Off on Their First Solo Photography Trip
If you're a new wildlife photographer and you're about to set off on a solo photography trip for the first time, here are a few tips to help you handle this challenge.
Consider how you position yourself when taking photographs before buying anything in a work clothing store
It's important that you have the right clothes for your trip. Anything that is uncomfortable or unsuitable for the setting in which you'll be taking photographs might distract you and result in you missing out on a split-second opportunity to take an amazing shot of a particular bird or animal.
Before you go into a work clothing store, however, you must consider what clothes you would feel comfortable in whilst in the positions you need to hold when shooting images of wildlife. For example, if you often need to lie down on your stomach in the grass so that you're at eye-level with a wild mouse or rabbit, you should look for a clothing store that has a range of waterproof work clothes so that the dew or rain on the ground doesn't soak through your garments and distract you. If you need to camp during the trip, having waterproof clothes will also make it easier to keep your tent's interior dry and sanitary.
Likewise, if you need to kneel down on the ground or lay your elbows on tree branches to get shots of certain creatures, you may want to look for stores that sell trousers and tops with knee and elbow pads. If you sleep in these clothes whilst camping, they will also provide some padding that will make it more comfortable to lay on the hard ground that you are only separated from by some tent fabric and a thin camping mat.
Find clothes that you can fit some of your photography gear into
When checking out the garments at various work clothing stores, you should also look for items that feature pockets which are suitable for holding at least some of your photography gear. As a wildlife photographer, you often only have a few seconds to grab your equipment and take a photo when an animal or bird appears. If you have to run back to your tent or pull off your backpack, in order to get a specific camera lens or a flash, the creature in question may end up fleeing before you get a chance to photograph them.
By ensuring that, for example, the pockets in your trousers are big enough to hold a camera lens (and secure enough to prevent it from falling out), you can give yourself a better chance of taking some beautiful shots of any nearby wildlife.
For more information, visit a local work clothing store today.