In this article for Landscape Photography Magazine (when it had a wildlife photography section) I looked at how to get the best out of bird photography. You can download a PDF of the full article for free here: LPM Bird Photography
I was a reluctant birder. It took my first safari trip to Africa in 2008 to truly appreciate what birds really look like. I know that sounds absurd, but I had never really considered how subtly beautiful they are until I started taking pictures of brightly coloured rollers and bee-eaters in between the usual big game and actually looking properly at the shots I had of these amazing creatures. I brought that enthusiasm back home with me and gradually started to understand the fascination of birds and how to photograph them, even if our native avifauna is – at a distance at least – rather more dour.