How to photograph birds in flight
Photographer Jérôme Guillaumot explains how he took these unusual wildlife images.
Jérôme Guillaumot is French wildlife photographer. The images featured in this gallery were taken by Jérôme in his garden in France and in Baringo, Kenya.
He explored the technique of using a white board background to enhance action shots of birds in flight. More of his garden bird images can be seen in his book Voltige.
Jérôme says, “The images have all been taken in a natural environment. The birds are attracted to my camera by seeds and therefore fly in front of my white board. The white board is 1m high and 2m long and has been set up in the background to obtain the desired outcome. No special post-production editing has been used except for the usual exposure, contrast and colour saturation tuning.”
- Light Provided by the sun (with sometimes a flash stroke for fill in)
- Speed From 1/3.500 to 1/6.000
- Camera Nikon D300 and Nikon D4
- Lens Nikkor 300 f/2.8, Nikkor 500 f/4 and Nikkor 70/200 f/2.8