Photography Gear and Equipment

Photo: Tim Timmis/探花精选 Photography Awards

You're ready to take bird photos, but where to start?

What kind of camera should you consider buying? What else should you bring into the field? What if I just want to use my phone? Don't panic. These are all great questions鈥攐nes that everybody has when they first decide to get into bird photography. Here we go over the tools and tips folks need to get started, as well as how they can level up their experience.聽

Equipment Basics
Equipment Basics

If you're new to bird photography, the first challenge is finding the right gear. Here鈥檚 what you need to know.

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