BEAR HOLLOW ZOO, ATHENS, GEORGIAAlthough it may feel like cheating to shoot wildlife in a zoo, it is still a great opportunity to get practice and have some relaxing fun for the day. And the biggest tip: get there early! Bear Hollow Zoo is a small, local zoo in Athens, Georgia. I entered the park along with one of the caretakers who proceeded to make his rounds of feeding and checking on the animals. Each critter became quite excited and active for breakfast as we passed by their enclosures. Otherwise,... continue reading
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I spend a lot of time at zoos and aquariums, sometimes as a volunteer and mostly as an observant visitor (I am currently studying to work in a zoo or rescue facility, as well).As a photographer, this means I have invested a lot of time learning to photograph the animal ambassadors that call these facilities home, and thought I would share some of the techniques I have learned with all of you! KNOW THE SHOWWhether it be where to sit or where to aim your camera, studying YouTube videos... continue reading
Well i went to the zoo some weeks back. Enjoyed myself thoroughly. Saw lots of animals especially primates. This is tyoical of Singapore zoo. These primates are so human like.The only sad thing i saw was the white tigers during feeding time... they seem to lost their wildlife sense. No longer as aggressive as what i saw on TV. ... one of them even missed the food throw directly to them! continue reading
Captive Animals can sometimes be the easiest or hardest subjects, depending upon the facilities you are visiting.Accessibility - Many of these animals are either kept in enclosures that are far away and have to be shot with a zoom lens, or they are behind glass with smudges and smears.Don’t let these factors deter you from getting a great shot.There are often ways to get around this. If they are in area that needs a zoom lens, talk to the staff.There may be a time that they are closer... continue reading
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