Sufficient Gear for Wildlife Photography? SANDESH TAMBE

Posted Mar. 12th, 2015 by Daniel J. Cox

I have cannon 1200D and 2 lenses 18-55 and 55-250 EF, Is it sufficient for wild life photography because my budget is too low that’s why i can afford. i started the photography last 2 months.

Sandesh,

Absolutely, yes, a camera and the two lenses you have are totally sufficient for wildlife and nature photography. The 18-55 gives you semi-wide to short telephoto and the 55-250 gives you all the way out to a fairly major telephoto lens. Based on the camera you mention, the 55-250 x 1.6 equals a 400mm lens at it’s 250mm position. This conversion is all based on the fact the Canon camera has an APS-C sized sensor and 400mm is considered a serious telephoto.

Only the images in the world make the pages of National Geographic. I studied this magazine for two decades before I was fortunate enough to grace their pages. Click here to see my story on Great Gray Owls

Only the images in the world make the pages of National Geographic. I studied this magazine for two decades before I was fortunate enough to grace their pages. Click on the image above to see my story on Great Gray Owls

The number one thing I can suggest, for understanding what makes up a great image, is to start studying magazines that use fabulous pictures. Publications such as National Geographic, German Geo, National Wildlife, etc.  Only the best photos appear in these magazines. When you see a picture you love, try to figure out which lens was used to capture it. Was it a wide angle or telephoto? Analyze the lighting. Is it coming from the side or from behind? Is it overcast light or bright evening sun? You need to review thousands of images and pick them apart to have any idea how they were made. Eventually, you’ll begin to understand what makes a great image and you can start trying to replicate those pictures for yourself. Hope this helps.

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