Bird Photography Tips with Rob Knight
One of the great things about birds is they’re almost everywhere. Even if you live in the heart of the city you can still find birds. So this presentation on bird photography tips by Olympus educator Rob Knight is a great opportunity to take a few notes and improve your chances with our avian friends.
Mutual respect for Micro Four Thirds
I first met Rob during our time as Lumix Ambassadors. Our paths crossed due to our mutual conviction that Micro Four Thirds cameras had the ability to revolutionize wildlife and natural history photography. One of the huge advantages of Lumix and Olympus cooperating on the Micro Four Thirds lens mount is the potential to move from one manufacturer to the other and not lose the ability to use the lenses you’ve already purchased. Just one of the bird photography tips Rob discusses. Can you imagine how sweet that would be if Sony, Nikon, and Canon gave us this same capability?
Micro Four Thirds is perfect for birds
Why is Micro four Thirds perfect for birds? Because all lenses are magnified by 2x. So the new Olympus 150-400mm actually becomes a 300-800mm. For those that have tried photographing birds, we all know, magnification is our friend. There never seems to be enough telephoto reach for our avian friends. Not only does Micro four Thirds give our lenses more reach but they’re much, much smaller than the full-frame equivalence. Add to that the benefit of being less expensive and considerably lighter to carry, and you get a tremendous system for taking bird pictures.
Check Rob’s video out
Take a look at Rob’s video on bird photography tips, and then add a comment in his YouTube comment section about where you found it. I just want to make sure he knows about those of us rooting for the Micro Four Thirds camera system. And tell him Dan says hello.