Dan Cadieux - tips, tricks, techniques, field craft and what to look for when photographing wildlife out in the field, with examples.
Daniel was born and raised in Ottawa. Taught early on by his father to respect and appreciate nature he quickly grew a deep fondness to the avian world. Countless walks through neighborhood trails, snaking through forests and following the shores of the Ottawa River permitted him to observe many birds and animals and their behaviors, many of which he now wishes were recorded on film. Photography was also always a part big part his our family, with a camera always following them on their endeavors. One day during his early teens he borrowed his father’s camera to try to photograph those birds he’d been watching.
Fast forward to 2004. He impulsively purchased a used Minolta X-700 SLR camera (same model that his dad had) along with a modest 70-300 third party telephoto lens and started shooting slides. That was it…he was hooked on bird photography! In 2005 he upgraded to a digital Canon EOS DSLR camera system, which he uses to this day. His current setup is a 7D Mk II camera body, most often paired with a 500mm f/4 II lens and a 1.4x teleconverter. Daniel also uses a 100-400L f/4.5-5.6 zoom, a 100mm f/2.8 macro lens, and an ef-s 10-22mm f/3.5 wide angle lens.
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