Tip of the Week: Photographing at the Local Zoo


Be aware of animal habits. This will help you understand which shots are possible and in what situations. Some animals spend hours sleeping so waiting for them to wake up would probably be a waste. Secondly, do not shoot everyone. Take a walk around the zoo and select only two or three animals. Concentrate only on these throughout the day. Thirdly, be patient. A single picture needs a lot of time. You may often be surrounded by other people who are shooting pictures as well, distracting you and the animals.

Photograph/Salvatore Arone