On our birding photography tour be ready for some early morning starts! It is a great time bird photography as it’s when birds feed, so they are more active – which means more chances of getting an amazing shot at them. The light is also the best in the morning and the afternoon. The midday sun is something we try to avoid to ensure the best picture outcomes.
We tend not to run our birding photography between April and November as it is the main nesting season, and it is also the wet season. However, on occasion there is rain on the shoulder seasons also, so please ensure that you have a camera cover with you in case of rain. Of course also pack your raincoat with you, preferably not something in hi-vis or made of rustly material.
Remember, you have award-winning, National Geographic Photography experts on hand! Make sure that you ask them as many questions as possible to help you capture amazing bird shots. Settings, filters, best gear to use, positioning and even about the processing of your pictures after your session. Although may be do this prior to or in between the actual birding sessions as chatter can scare the birds off!
A birding trip to Cuba is not complete without taking an opportunity to also capture some vibrant nature shots – you will find the greenest of greens and bluest of blues around here! Not to mention the opportunity to capture tropical sunsets shots in the various locations we visit.