16 tips for photographing squirrelsHere are some things that I have noticed in trying to improve my squirrel photography. Many of them apply to photography in general. If I think of any other tips, I will post them here when I get a chance and indicate the date that I have added them. If you are an advanced or professional photographer, you may not find much new here, but if you are newer to nature photography, some of these tips might be helpful.More Like This
1. The fundamental rule of animal photography: focus the camera on the animal's eyes. This can be difficult with squirrels, being the squirrely creatures that they are, but it is essential that the eyes be in focus. (I have lots of substandard images in which I unintentionally focused on the middle of the body or the tail, usually because the squirrel moved too quickly for me.) Only on rare occasions and for artistic purposes should the eyes be out of focus.
2. You are making an entire photograph, not just an image of a squirrel that is cut out or surrounded