How To Capture Lovely Pictures Of Spring Baby Animals

photography tutorials Apr 22, 2022
Spring Baby Animals

Lambs, rabbits, piglets, ducklings… what baby animals could you spend hours looking at? Baby animals are highly photogenic, and if you follow our tips, you will be able to capture their beauty this spring.

In wild animal photography, the more you understand your subject, the more likely you are to get good pictures. So do your homework and find out when and where the young creatures are likely to make their first appearance when they are most active, and how they behave to help you think about the types of shots you could take.


Try to photograph only in the early mornings and late evenings. When the sun rises and gets higher, the animals become less active, and the light gets worse for taking interesting photos.

An essential rule when photographing baby animals is always to respect their space. You are in their habitat, and you need to adapt to them. Don't make the animals feel uncomfortable because you want to have an excellent shot. Trying to invade their space by getting too close will only upset the mother. She will most likely run away with her baby, and you will lose the photo opportunity.

When photographing baby animals, patience is critical. If you have enough patience, you can have the most beautiful sightings of baby animals in the wild. As they are new, they are still discovering their surroundings, and they can be so funny to watch. You can watch them play for hours. So don't forget to put your camera down now and then and enjoy the sighting.


We recommend shooting with a prime lens as it will produce sharper images and the use of faster shutter speeds.

Recommended setting for Spring Baby Animal Portrait:
🐣 Aperture: f/1.4
🐣 ISO 100
🐣 Shutter Speed 1/800 sec.

Shoot your Spring Baby Animal Portraits as shallow as possible: this will lead to your subject standing out against a blurry backdrop.

When you photograph Spring Baby Animal Portraits, leave some "looking room" on whichever side your subject is looking into to help create a pleasing composition.

Did you know?
A study at Hiroshima University in Japan suggests that the empathy brought on by looking at pictures of cute baby animals can actually aid in concentration. So, keep shooting; we all need it!


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