Create great quality prints and videos

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Printed images of your wildlife photography should be vibrant, sharply detailed and colourful - just as the natural world looks in real life.

Using a PIXMA printer and highly glossy media from the photo paper range will deliver crisp, outstanding prints which show your work at its best.

Choosing the right paper

Selecting the right paper is important for getting the most detailed prints. Try Photo Paper Pro Platinum and Plus Glossy II for the best results.

My Image Garden makes things easy

Use the Canon My Image Garden application which simplifies the process to make great quality prints. The software can print out single images from movie clips captured with a Canon camera.

Fun paper craft projects

My Image Garden Premium includes a number of paper craft models, allowing you to create your own wildlife themed greetings cards. You can download a selection of animals, print them out on your PIXMA and then create 3D paper models of them to share with your friends and family

Create your own wildlife documentary

Most people love watching wildlife videos and these days it's easier than ever to create and share your own nature documentary. So why not grab your camera the next time you're out for a walk in the woods?

Having some knowledge of your subject and aiming to tell a short story will make your film more engaging. It might be about a fox you see in your garden each day - or it could centre on a red squirrel which just happens to cross your path.

Video cameras like LEGRIAs usually have a big zoom range which makes them well suited to capturing videos of wildlife. Whatever you're using to shoot your movies, it's important to capture wider views of the environment that the wildlife is in, as well as the wildlife itself, to give your subject some context.

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© 'Dreamy Outlook' taken on a Canon EOS 7D by Kalicos

Keep your clips short

When filming wildlife movies, keep clips short and change the viewpoint quite regularly to keep your viewers interested. Animals can be fast and unpredictable so it's likely you'll need to move to keep them in frame. Shooting short clips will help avoid jerky camera movements as you follow the action.

Wide, mid, zoom, repeat

Shoot a range of wide views showing the environment or habitat and then take a series of short clips as you film your main subject - whichever size of animal you're videoing. Try changing the zoom length to make the subject larger in the frame. When filming with maximum zoom, remember to keep your camera steady. You could rest your camera on a stable surface or use a tripod for the best results.

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© 'Tree Frog' taken on a Canon EOS Digital Rebel Xti by Michael Malz

Capturing sound

If you're shooting with a LEGRIA, use the Audio Scene Selection function set to Forests & Birds to capture better sound from distant subjects. You could also experiment by adding a voice over to your film to add extra drama.

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© 'Snake' taken on a Canon EOS 600D by Leo Hidalgo