The smartphones available on the market today allow you to take superb photographs. They can be used to take dogs when they top or to photograph the landscape. However, you’ll reach the limit of their capacities when the dogs are moving at speed in the midst of their hunt, or when the woodcock takes flight. It’s very rare to see photos taken on a smartphone of a woodcock in flight. So, you’ll need a DSLR or hybrid camera with a lens if you’re looking to take shots of moving dogs or woodcock in flight.
In order to determine the best kit for taking photos when woodcock hunting, we’ve interviewed three wildlife photographers who take incredible woodcock hunting action shots all year-round.
First stop: Brittany. Here, we met up with Arnaud de Wildenberg, a well-known fishing guide who enjoys woodcock hunting, and who most importantly is a professional photographer, working with the biggest agencies around.