As part of a series on smartphone photography, professional photographer Tiffany Warner explains how you can take beautiful photos of our local birds.
One of my favourite things to do is to get up close and personal with the wildlife of the Macedon Ranges.
I am especially fond of our King Parrots. I lure them in with daily fresh water and, sometimes, a sneaky handful of seed on the weekends. These birds are quite friendly and can come fairly close if you are patient; it doesn’t take much to gain their trust.
I used my favourite mode, Portrait, to add some depth to my photo and highlight the bird’s detail. Remember to tap the screen on your desired focal point – in this case, the bird – then wait for the camera to focus before you press the shutter.
Think about your framing; the subject doesn’t have to be perfectly in the centre. Experiment. Take three different images, moving your subject’s position, and see which is your favourite.
💡 Tip: Experiment with framing.
📷 In addition to portrait and commercial work, Tiffany Warner runs short courses on smartphone photography for social media. She is also one of the Macedon artists who will be opening their studios on November 25-26. Find out more, and see her images, on her website and on Instagram.