Often I see people not changing their settings to reflect the ambient light. This is crucial if you want to produce a realist photograph of what you're looking at!
One of my readers, Uday Kiran, contacted me asking me for tips on shooting very dark or black subjects (Sloth bears, Drongo's etc...), as often they are not very well focused.
Well, this is a common problem when photographing very dark subjects, and like all problems to find a solution, you need to understand the why it is occurring!
Ok, i'm using the term "news" a little loose here, as this was original posted on National Geographic site in January 2014, nearly two years ago, but I've only just come across it and I think it is awesome! The place a camera on an alligator and see what it does... :) Check out the video! :)