10 Esential Digital Wildlife Photography Tips For Beginners

4. Use A Wide Aperture For ‘Portrait’ Style Shots

Wide apertures produce a narrow¬†depth of field, which intensifies attention on the main subject. It’s a great technique for human portraits, but also works brilliantly with animals too.

Using a wide aperture with a telephoto lens increases the effect further. The flattening effect of a telephoto (telephoto compression), isolates the subject from the background and creates a sense of distance for the viewer.

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