Check the weather for the forecast of great photos

Check the weather for the forecast of great photos

The weather forecast might call for rain, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get great photos at the zoo.  There are fantastic photo opportunities indoors and under the awnings.  The reptile house is a perfect example of where to get great photos on a rainy day. ...

First Things First

When arriving at a zoo, what animal should you check out first?   I recommend the human.   They come in all forms, but the volunteers and staff are passionate about their zoo and are a wealth of information.  They are usually easy to find in matching shirts and...

Read the Manual. What? There’s a manual?

The excitement of unboxing of a new camera is fantastic.  Pull out the camera, the strap, the battery, and the memory card.    Put everything together and start taking pictures.    What’s that book in the bottom of the box?   Oh,...
Singapore Zoo – Guest Blog

Singapore Zoo – Guest Blog

The first thing you should avoid when photographing Singapore Zoo’s spectacular sights would be waterlogging your “waterproof” camera on your most recent scuba dive. The second thing you should avoid is forgetting to make space on your phone so that...
Wait for eye contact to get a strong image

Wait for eye contact to get a strong image

Patience pays off when photographing animals.    Wait for the expression that sets your photo apart.   The eyes connect us to the photograph so waiting until the animal is looking at you can really pay off.   We can take hundreds of photos, but the best will be when...