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Wildlife & Nature Photography
Dirk Beckers

A Guide for newbies in Wildlife & Nature Photography

We are all beginners when we start something new. When I started with wildlife & nature photography, the Internet didn't exist, so I could not consult forums, blogs, YouTube tutorials or other specialized media. Books and magazines were the only sources those days. The same applies to my knowledge of wildlife. Hard to imagine that I did not even know the names of the local birds flying around here in Belgium!

But that has changed dramatically. If you don't know something, there is always help available online about any topic. Maybe I can convince you to try this fantastic hobby by giving you an insight into my personal workflow.

The 3 steps of creating a photo

With the revolution of digital photography and mobiles, everyone takes photos these days, hundreds even thousands of them every year. In most cases creating and enjoying a photo takes 3 steps. Even with a mobile phone, most of us follow those same steps.


Before The Shoot

The key here is "preparation"! This step is quite crucial because you don't want to arrive on location without the necessary equipment. Do you have enough battery power? Are all settings of your camera correct?

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During The Shoot

Arrived on location, especially for wildlife photography, it's all about patience, camouflage, animal habits and camera techniques.

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After The Shoot

An essential part of the workflow if you want to get the most out of your photos. Post-processing the photos and preparing them for publishing on screen, social media or print them on paper.

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About Dirk Beckers
Dirk Beckers is a hobby wildlife & nature photographer living in Antwerp (Belgium). Fujifilm is mostly the gear I prefer but sometimes Nikon has a place in my bag. Aside from some exposure, sharpening, noise reduction and basic colour corrections, I don't spend much time post-processing my photos. I believe that good photographs are accomplished outdoors, in the field, and not in front of the computer. That's the essence of my photography. Click here for more.
Bird Identification
Please be aware that I'm not an expert in Ornithology. I'm using Merlin app from The Cornell Lab for bird identification, but if you think that there are still some mistakes with the names of the birds, please feel free to contact me. I will be happy to make the necessary corrections!
Copyright Notice
For non-commercial uses, my photos are free to share but if you are interested in using one of my photos for commercial purposes in a legal way, please contact me. If you use my photos for commercial purposes without my consent, I do a regular reverse image search on a regular basis.