And almost as much fun as seeing him enjoy every new thing is capturinging it on camera so we can relive the adventure time and time again. So here are a few tips for your summer zoo photography that will make your pics spectacular.
1. Make the zoo fences "disappear" by standing about three feet from them, and pick a section of fence that is in the shade if possible. When you focus on the animals, the fence will all but disappear.
2. Shoot on "A" (Aperture setting). This will blur the background nicely and bring the focus on your subject... animal, or in my case, many times grandson Lucas. Set your aperture at 5.6 or more.
3. Whenever possible, shoot subjects in the shade. Direct sunlight makes harsh shadows. A cloudy day is even better for photography.
4. In low light when you have a more difficult time getting sharp pictures, shoot on "continuous" and you will most likely get an image that is focused nicely.
5. Enjoy the day. It's not just about the pictures. But it sure is nice to have them to look at later, and remember all the fun we had yesterday.
Here you go... enjoy my Zoo Photography and LUCAS!!!