Tip of the Day: Capturing character in animals

To capture internal qualities when shooting animals: • Move in close. • Position yourself at the animals level. • Wait for eye contact or interesting facial expressions. • Include the animals environment. • Try to get a shot with multiple animals to show interaction. Adapted from The Betterphoto Guide to Digital Nature Photography by Jim Miotke. (Watson-Guptill Publications, 2007; $25)