Taking photos for wildlife animals takes a lot of patience, talent and knowledge of this type of photography.
Marina Cano is an extraordinary nature photographer who traveled in different countries to take amazing wildlife photos for animals in their homeland.
Through her travels, she explores different types of wildlife animals and the environment they live inside. Additionally, she takes make of her photos in national parks and during safari trips.
Her wildlife photos are remarked with the dramatic usage of light and shadows turing the shots into a portrait-style photos. This impression appears clearly in the photos with dark backgrounds and putting the light focus on the animal faces. This light contrast between the animal’s face and the background adds more focus into the faces giving the shots more dramatic impact.
Focusing on the animal faces and the relation between the animals and their babies or other animals in the photo composition creates a human-like shots that is full of action and interesting impressions (check Discover Wildlife Photography).
Choosing the right moment and the suitable light condition to take the shots gives her photos unique quality and impact on the viewer (check Superb Examples of Wildlife Photography). With a quick review to Marina’s photos, we can learn some tips to take professional wildlife photos such as the following:
- Use the right combination of shutter speed, ISO and aperture to get clear and sharp shot
- Learn about the subject and the nature around it before taking the shot
- Stick with the golden hours in the early morning and the sunset time
- Consider wide angle shots and close-ups to get interesting results
- get as low as you can to be on the same line with the subject
For more tips about taking professional wildlife photos, you can check this article, How to take Eye Catching Wildlife Photographs.
There are many lessons to learn from Marina’s wildlife photos. Her experience with photo composition provides good example for how to arrange the subjects in your shot in order to create interesting composition. In addition to her website, you can enjoy Marina’s photos on Facebook, Flickr and 500px.