Archive for October 8th, 2010

Shooting at Wildlife with Cameras

Friday, October 8th, 2010

This is Passport to Texas

Armed with cameras, state park goers delight in taking aim at wildlife. Our state park guide, Bryan Frazier, says the proliferation of digital cameras makes it easier than ever for visitors to document their encounters with the natural world, and he offers suggestions for getting the most from the experience.

State parks are fantastic places to experiment with wildlife and outdoor photography. It’s a very popular hobby across the country. State parks offer great places because you can sere so much wildlife, and there’s access, and you can set up at [interesting] places. And so, we want to encourage people to take their cameras with them, and when they do: remember the equipment. It does make a difference. You want to pack light—maybe you have to hike in somewhere—you may have to limit that to one lens. And if you do, take a lens that F-stops down all the way, so that it opens up wide so you’re able to shoot fast, because wildlife tend to move. And, it’s flexible, it has a nice range; that’s the only you want to take with you when you’re packing light on those big hikes in parks.

Thanks Bryan.

That’s our show for today…with funding provided by Chevrolet…building dependable, reliable trucks for more than 90 years. For Texas Parks and Wildlife, I’m Cecilia Nasti.