3 tips for capturing great bird photos on dull cloudy days


posted Friday, July 13, 2018 at 9:30 AM EST


When photographing birds, you often want a very high shutter speed, which means you need a lot of light. However, what do you do if you're photographing on a cloudy day? Photographer Tim Boyer has a new video offering three tips for bird photography on cloudy days.

If you have a bland, gray sky that really saps the life from an image, the best thing you can do is keep the sky out of the picture altogether. You can raise the camera up to get a different angle and eliminate the sky from your frame. A small shift in position can lead to a big change in the overall look of the image. To see Boyer's other tips, check out his video below. You can find more great bird photography videos by heading to his YouTube channel.

(Via Tim Boyer Photography