A couple of people have asked over the past few weeks if I have any advice on how to photograph mammals – especially small ones – while spotlighting on your own.
My long lens is very heavy and I need to support it while taking a picture, so I don’t have a free hand to hold the spotlight. So I generally end up trying to balance the camera on the car window sill (if I am in a car), or hold the light flush to the lens with one hand when I am on foot. Neither of these techniques works very well and it is often a struggle to get the autofocus to kick in. Does anyone have any tips?