Photographing Deer

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In this video on shooting a buck’s behavior, outdoor photographer, Doug Gardner, takes you through the adventure of photographing deer in Shenandoah National Park.

Doug shows you how to scout the best environment to locate bucks: open woods in the early morning or late afternoon on overcast days. You will learn that cold, autumn weather brings out active buck behavior. A rutting buck is often moving, protecting his does, aware of every scent, fighting competitive bucks off his territory. Doug recommends early preparation, setting your exposure at a high shutter speed, and using a long lens to keep your distance.

Join pro shooter, Doug Gardner, for additional wildlife photography tips while photographing deer in Shenandoah National Park. Click here for more tips on how to shoot wildlife.


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