Zac Mills

Using a Bean Bag for Wildlife Photography

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How does the old fashioned bean bag fit into outdoor photography? In this free video, world renowned outdoor photographer Zac Mills takes you on a wildlife safari in Kenya for practical uses of this handy device. When you are photographing wildlife out of a vehicle, you can substitute your tripod for a bean bag by anchoring it on a ledge. Zac captures some wildlife photography techniques and amazing wildlife images with this simple support system, which gives him flexibility in quickly moving his telephoto lens around. He shoots from the roof, the window, or any surface the bean bags can rest on. Zac recommends shifting the lens foot so that it sits on the bean bag. This simple bean bag method allows you to quickly focus, resulting in the sharp images you’re aiming to achieve.

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