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One of the greatest things about the modern internet,= is the sheer amount of knowledge being shared. While once upon a time you’d have to buy a guide or sign up for a lesson when you wanted to learn something new and out of your comfort zone, with the web there are a countless tutorials for beginners, intermediates and professionals alike which can be used to enhance their skills.

Starting out with wildlife photography can be made a little bit easier if you have a tutorial to guide your learning and to also help you develop your process. And since there are plenty of wildlife photographers online who are willing to share their knowledge and their experience (often for free), all you need to do is find the right tutorial for your needs.

If you are looking for some guidance or just some inspiration, here are a couple of tutorials on wildlife photography that you can check out.

  1. Contrastly – 5 Easy Tips to Master Wildlife Photography

Just starting out? This tutorial could be just what you are looking for. In this guide, the Contrastly team breaks down the 5 fundamentals of wildlife photography and the basics that you need to remember when you are photographing out in nature. This tutorial covers everything from how to get going to the ideal gear.

  1. PhotoTuts – The Photographer’s Guide to Preparing for an African Safari

African wildlife safaris are the ultimate goal for most wildlife photographers, because Africa is the only continent where you can have the best wildlife experience. This guide is going to give you everything that you need to know about photographing while on an African safari and it will even teach you more about how to interact with your guide.

  1. Light Stalking – 10 Tips to Improve your Wildlife Photography

If you are already into wildlife photography and you are looking for a way to take things to the next level, this guide is the ideal thing to read. The tutorial features 10 effective and easy to use tips that will have you thinking more like a photographer and once you get to grips with the tips you will be able to further develop your technique.

  1. PeachPit – Wildlife Photography: Get to know your Subject

Unless you are focused entirely on the landscapes, you are going to have a subject which will become the centre of attention. In this guide, you will learn more about how to work with your subject and how to make it really stand out. Most wildlife photographers are not just in the right place at the right time when they take their iconic shot, usually they are just really skilled when it comes to looking for and framing their subject.

  1. National Geographic – Shooting Wildlife

This guide is such a great one because it gives photographers a good opportunity to learn from those who are experts in the field and have shot award winning images. In this guide you will get insight and advice from 2 of the company’s leading photographers who have spent a collective 64 years in the industry.