Showing your wildlife subject in the best light.

Love taking wildlife photos but want to take them up a notch? Ron Magill will teach you how. As a zoologist and professional photographer, Ron has the inside scoop on how to achieve a great animal portrait. Whether in the wild or at your local zoo, you’ll learn which lenses are best for capturing the personality of your subjects and he’ll share tips on how to add fill-flash to bring out the color and texture in your wildlife subjects. Ron will also discuss what’s in his bag—the gear that enables him to capture great shots of the animals he photographs.

Total video length: 43:37 minutes.

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Making the Most of Wildlife Photography Opportunities

Learn how simple composition tips can enhance your wildlife photographs. In this course, you’ll learn how to set your camera to the best focus and shooting modes to capture animals in action. Even better, the things you’ll learn in this online course can also be applied to photographing your own pets at home. 

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Learn from the best

Nikon Ambassador Ron Magill is an award-winning wildlife photographer, documentary producer, zoologist and the communications director at Zoo Miami. He has appeared on local, national, and international programs including regular appearances on Spanish language TV programs. His images have appeared in publications and galleries around the world. Ron believes that photography is his greatest tool in conveying his message of the importance of conservation and nature and hopes his images will inspire an appreciation for wildlife along with efforts to protect it for generations to come.

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Watch. Learn. Excel.

Take your photography to the next level with clear, easy-to-follow instructional online video classes from Nikon School Online. Learn exciting new techniques through hands-on demonstrations from renowned photographers. Watch anytime, anywhere on your computer, tablet or smartphone. Nikon School has been educating and inspiring photographers for over 30 years—now we’re proudly bringing the classroom to you with Nikon School Online.

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