A pair of binoculars or a spotting scope combined with a digital camera or smartphone and the right adapter enables you to take beautiful photos. Now your sightings will not only be preserved in your memory, but also on the memory chip of your phone or camera.
First of all, playfully try out the various camera settings on your smartphone or digital camera and familiarize yourself with them.
Choose subjects that are within close range for your first photos. It’s best not to use too much zoom to begin with. Even the slightest camera shake can make your photo look blurred.
It can be difficult to focus on animals because they are usually in motion. It’s easier if it is pre-focused on a stationary object – like a tree for instance – using live-view mode. It’s often also useful to know where the subject will appear. If the animal is standing still, focus on one of its eyes.
When they start out, people often like to take photos of animals side-on to get the classic profile shot. But one of the challenges of digiscoping is taking shots from more unusual angles, and this can really add interest to your photos.
Once you get a feel for your equipment, your photos will improve in leaps and bounds.
With the VPA variable phone adapter, you can connect your smartphone to your SWAROVSKI OPTIK binoculars or spotting scope in an instant to enable you to capture those unique moments.
HANDY, LIGHTWEIGHT, AND ELEGANT
Big on quality – small in size: The CL Pocket is a folding compact binocular with exceptional optical quality. It offers maximum viewing comfort, even for long periods, and fits perfectly in your hand.
Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) by Gabriel Ozon