BPOTY Camera School
We want members of the BPOTY community to get the most from their passion for photography. It's all about improvement and no matter how skilled a practitioner you are, there's always something to learn. The BPOTY Camera School is there to provide encouragement and to share information with others, through articles contributed by the BPOTY team and its illustrious panel of judges. And in the spirit of sharing maybe you can teach BPOTY a thing or two? Tell us about your tips, techniques and experiences and we will publish worthy Guest Blogs from time to time. Playtime's over, it's time to do your homework.
It can be a wonderful experience to venture further afield and see what other parts of the world have to offer. Paul Sterry shares his top five foreign destinations.
The United Kingdom is home to some of the world’s best avian spectacles. Paul Sterry picks five of his favourite UK destinations.
Bird photographers often find themselves in a privileged position, staring through the lens at an avian miracle of nature. Paul Sterry discusses the ethical boundaries of bird photography.
All living things depend on water to a greater or lesser degree, and birds are no exception. Paul Sterry explains how water can be used to the photographer’s advantage.
Feeding birds is a familiar concept amongst birdwatchers and has a role to play in bird photography too. Paul Sterry looks into the subject.
Flash is a potentially invaluable tool in a bird photographer’s armoury but its use seems to polarise opinions. Paul Sterry takes a look at how flash can be used productively.
The ability to fly is a defining quality of birds as a group and their mastery of the air is an inspiration for bird photographers. Paul Sterry shares his tips for great flight photography.
Hides are a tried and tested means of allowing close encounters to be had with a wide range of species. Whether you use public installations or your own personal hide then the opportunities for photography can be superb.
No amount of money spent on expensive camera equipment can replace fieldcraft. Paul Sterry shares his advice.
Composition, background and lighting are three important elements in any successful photograph. Paul Sterry provides his tips.
Paul Sterry provides an insight into the the plethora of camera accessories available on the market, concentrating on those he finds most useful.
Professional Photographer and BPOTY Director Paul Sterry provides his advice on the camera settings he favours for bird photography.
Professional photographer, author and BPOTY Director Paul Sterry provides his advice on camera equipment.