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Fur detail

Q I photograph animals at my local zoo. What’s the key to capturing all the lovely detail in their fur or feathers?

Catrione Cook

A THERE are a lot of different factors that come into play with this type of project, Catriona. You’re looking at achieving the right combination of aperture, careful focusing and ultimately exposure – and, of course, environmental factors can come into it too.

When it comes to aperture, there is no right or wrong choice as such, but if you want as much fur detail as possible, an aperture like f/8 will give a little extra sharpness but be careful using this doesn’t then make backgrounds too distracting. Focus has to be accurate. Normally this will be on the

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