July 9, 2014
Tips on Tigers
- as seen by -Diane Berkenfeld
Just because the animals are on the other side of a viewing window doesn’t mean you can’t make a great photo to remember your trip to the zoo.
On a visit to the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo when the resident Amur tiger cubs were smaller, I was able to take this photo of one of them. I waited until the cubs jumped up on the rocks and positioned myself right at the window. I zoomed in, took many pictures, and captured this cub looking directly toward my camera.
Getting photos through the glass is easy with a few tips:
• Remember to turn your flash off, otherwise it will reflect from the window glass back into your camera.
• Wear dark clothes so YOU don’t reflect back from the glass.
• To get a nice sharp photo, try to use your camera’s optical zoom, if it has one, or your longest lens.
• If you don’t have a really long zoom lens, set the resolution as high as possible so you can crop into the photo when you make a print or share it.
Visiting the Bronx Zoo, or your local zoo, you have the opportunity to take wonderful photos of the animals you see, just bring along your digital camera.