Bird photography can be challenging at first but as you develop the basics and practice those techniques, your resulting images will improve. This week we’re featuring a group of experienced bird photographers, both professional and hobbyist, who are sharing their tips, techniques and gear on YouTube. Subscribe to their channels and watch their videos to step up your own bird photography. Don’t forget to subscribe to Sony Alpha Universe on YouTube and enter our subscription sweepstakes for your chance to win a Sony ZV-1 camera. Learn more on how to enter HERE.
Check out this group of experienced bird photographers, both professional and hobbyist, who are sharing their tips, techniques and gear on YouTube.
Photographer, educator and Sony Artisan Matt Kloskowski shares his experience photographing birds on his YouTube Channel. Through his videos he creates education that simplifies the process of taking great photos, and how to edit them to get the results you’ve always wanted. In the video below he talks about how to use longer shutter speeds for your bird photography for some really creative results as well as how to use Photoshop to edit them. You can learn more in his Bird Photography Course. In the video he uses the Sony Alpha 1 and Sony 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G. Want to know more about his gear? Read his Pro Guide For Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced Bird Photographers.
Sports aren’t the only action professional photographer and videographer Patrick Murphy-Racey is covering on his YouTube Channel. The Sony Artisan also has experience photographing birds and shares his extensive knowledge on the topic. He’s led many photo workshops photographing birds and in the video below he shares his top ten tips for photographing birds in flight. With the birds pretty close to where he is, he says the new Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G Master II with the 1.4X teleconverter is the way to go.
David Reid is a Canada-based bird photographer who enjoys taking pictures and videos of wildlife and birds in Southern Ontario. His YouTube Channel shares videos with practical tips and insights for the weekend wildlife or bird photographer. In the video below he takes the Sony Alpha 1 out with the Sony 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 G Master to test out the new Bird Eye AF and was overwhelmed at the number of great images he was able to get. “I learned this camera takes a lot of amazing shots. And I had to rethink how I was approaching my photography. I know a flagship camera should be this good, but the Alpha 1 is better than I expected.”
Josh is a hobbyist bird and wildlife photographer originally from Louisiana and currently living in Idaho. His YouTube Channel explores not just the challenges, gear or techniques, but the complete journey of wildlife photography, his lifelong hobby. Watch in this video below as he and Katie use the Sony Alpha 1 and Sony Alpha 7 IV along with the Sony 600mm f/4 G Master and the Sony 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 G Master to photograph birds in some of their favorite locations.
Stefano Ianiro is a wildlife enthusiast who is sharing his photography adventures in nature through his YouTube Channel. In this video he explores beautiful Ontario to see if he can find any interesting birds to photograph. Watch as he accepts the challenge to photograph three different species using the Sony Alpha 1 and Sony 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G.