Before you start
Check the weather forecast and prepare accordingly. Think about waterproofs (for you and your camera) or sun-block and a lens hood for the summer days.
Pick a topic, theme or subject and then work that subject, capturing in it in a variety of ways. If you’re stuck for inspiration then look at the local nature activities happening near to you.
Take a tripod, if you have one or can borrow one. Wildlife pictures are often on maximum zoom and/or in shady, darker areas and this can lead to camera shake and blurry pictures if you are hand holding your camera.
When you’re out
Be patient, expect to spend long periods waiting for that ‘picture’! Remember to take some food and drink to keep you going. If the subject you have chosen isn’t doing anything don’t just move on. Sit still, watch and wait. The best wildlife photography shots often coincide…