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Dogs & Portraits: Should I buy the Canon 50mm f/1.4 or the Tamron 35mm f/1.8 for my APS-C DSLR?

I recently purchased a Canon EOS 77D (which offers an APS-C sensor) with a Canon 70-200mm f/4. Now, I am looking to purchase a prime lens. My research suggests a choice between the Canon 50mm f/1.4 ...
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What focal length for macro shots of small animals behind glass?

I'm heading to the San Diego Zoo next week and will be bringing a Canon 80D and the new Canon 70-200mm F4 IS II. For macro shots such as animals behind glass, such as snakes and bugs, would you ...
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What camera techniques did Nick Brandt use on Lioness with Cubs Under Tree, Serengeti?

Does anyone know what technique Nick Brandt used in On This Earth, A Shadow Falls, and Across the Ravaged Land? (the "On This Earth" Trilogy). I was curious how he captured "Lioness with Cubs Under ...
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How powerful/what type of flash do I need for a softbox to photograph dogs with a Sony a900?

I am about to embark on 'Dog Photography' having previously done mainly landscapes and wildlife. I want to work in peoples' own homes with portable lighting. I have purchased a Lastolite softbox and a ...
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What Sony A6000 settings will take a sharp in focus picture of a dog running towards me?

How can I increase my chances of getting an in focus image of a dog running towards me? I'm using a Sony A6000 with the 16-50 kit lens. I've tried with the following settings Focal Length: 50mm ...
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Is direct sunlight reflected from white animal fur affected by a polarizer?

I have a friend with a bright white cat. Photographs of this cat outdoors in direct sunlight feature either a glowing white blob or very underexposed surroundings, depending on what the point-and-...
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What steps would I need to take to get involved in working as a photographer for endangered or rare animal species?

My dream job would be to stake out and find endangered or rare species in the wild and capture them with photos. Does anyone have any specific steps to making that happen?
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How to lure an animal to look at the camera?

Even if we make them look at the camera,they quickly turn away after a few seconds. Is there any trick to provoke an animal in looking at the camera?
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What camera & lens combination(s) are ideal for animal and bird photography?

I am interested about shooting animals (including, but not limited to, birds and in general animals that can move fast). So far, I would say I know the basic concepts of camera but I have never ...
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Why do animals get green-eye?

Multiple sources on the internet (including answers on this site) claim that red-eye is created by light from the flash reflecting on the blood vessels in back of the eye. So, why do animals like ...
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How do you pose a turtle?

We're doing a photoshoot and there's a turtle that should be in the shot. What is most flattering for a self-conscious half-shell?