Photographing animals is a skill developed over time. Understanding your subject and its habitat are the foundations of making great images. Here, we share five of our favourite assets from Envato Elements to help you with your wildlife photography, plus some great tips to get you started if you're a newbie.
What better way to advertise your wildlife photography than on your business card. Wildlife Business Card Template for Adobe Photoshop is editable, so you can customise it to suit your needs.
Nature Lightroom Presets includes ten unique effects that will show your wildlife and nature scenes at the best. The download comes with a bonus pack of 12 hi-res nature stock photographs that are free to use.
Thirdlone is a nicely presented handmade typeface with monoline and sans. The styling works really well with wildlife photography, bringing to mind national park signs, travel and adventure. The font also includes multilingual support.
Creating a slideshow for your images is a great way to show them off during talks, presentations or even as social media sharing videos. Try the Photography Collection for Powerpoint, which includes 20 unique slides specially suited to showing photography at its best.
If the gentler side of wildlife photography is your thing, check out the Watercolour Butterflies brush set for Photoshop. They’re made from original watercolour paintings, and are perfect for including in a watermark or as a feature on a business card and other promotional literature.
Each asset here is from Envato Elements, where you can download unlimited resources for a monthly subscription.
Tuts+ Tips for Wonderful Wildlife Photos
- Use a long lens. Whether it’s a telephoto lens you’re using, or a macro lens, you should be far enough away from your subject not to frighten them off (or to be safe).
- Respect your environment and be aware of limitations. It’s not fair to destroy a habitat all in the name of a good photograph, so always know the surroundings and where it’s safe to be.
- Choose your time of day wisely, with research. When are the animals you photograph likely to be about and at their best?
- Tell a story! Impressive pictures of animals in their habitats are great, but try and combine photography with effective storytelling for maximum impact.
- Try using burst mode (or continuous shooting mode) to capture images in quick succession, to give yourself a better chance of catching a moving animal in focus.