SONY Bird Photo

TIPS

TIP 1

Most common shutter speed settings are between 1/1000 – 1/3000.  You can obviously go faster or slower just keep in mind this will change the overall exposure and sharpness of the image.  I recommend for beginners to shoot at 1/1000 and get a feel for how your camera performs.

TIP 2

Often people shoot at the widest aperture say f/2.8.  This works for many photos however keep in mind the depth of field at f/2.8.  You may only have a portion of the bird in focus because of this. If you shoot at f-stops around f/4 for example you will most likely have to change the ISO and or the shutter speed to expose correctly.

TIP 3

Like with so many other types of photos the lower the ISO the better.  ISO ranges between 100-800 generally work well for all cameras and some can push upwards of ISO 12,000