In this video, I’m walking you through the basics of how I have my camera set up for photographing wildlife. Looking at the modes I work in, AF settings as well as some other tips for setting up your camera for shooting in the field!

The Tripod I’m using is my smaller rig for low to the ground/macro work – A combination of the Manfrotto 190 CF + a Manfrotto 190 Xpro head and Wimberley Sidekick.

Links below.
Tripod :
Head :
Wimberley Sidekick :

Of course, there are loads of tiny little settings I can cover in the future but the above is just about the basics. In future videos, I’ll be sure to be going more in depth about some of the features and how I use them when out photographing wildlife, but if you have any requests, let me know!

Do you have any questions about setting up your camera?
Is there something you’re struggling with?
Let me know down in the comments and I am sure I can help you out!

You can check out more of my work on my website :
or over on Instagram + Twitter — @TomMasonPhoto

My gear (Amazon Affiliate Links – 3% of purchase goes to me – you pay nothing extra)

Nikon D500 :
Nikon D810 :
Nikon 300 2.8 VR II :
Nikon 70-200mm 2.8 VR II :
Nikon 24-70mm (Upgrade) :
Nikon 20mm 1.8 G :
Nikon 105mm Macro :
Nikon Sb-700 :
Go Pro (upgrade) :
Peli Card Case :
Rocket Blower :
Manfrotto Pixi Mini :
Bag – Manfrotto Pro Light 230 :