Creating nature beauty with digital photography? Isn’t that redundant? Nature already IS as beautiful as it is. True. But what we’re talking about here, is letting it be purposefully translated into a photograph through basic digital photography techniques. Are you ready? We are, too.
Nature Beauty With Digital Photography: An Introduction
The misconception about nature photography is that people tend to think it’s something… easy. Nature itself is wonderfully amazing. Hence, a click of a camera is all it takes to capture that beauty. On the one hand, it can be true, but on the other hand, not so much.
The techniques you’ll use (or don’t) will make or break that shot. So, one of the first and foremost basic rules when it comes to digital photography (and this is going to sound like an eye-rolling “obviously”) is preparation and location scouting.
“Preparation” is getting your gears ready, and prepping every piece of equipment you’ll need. Like spare batteries, lenses, chargers, a tripod, memory cards, etc. Furthermore, it also means having a list of the types of shots you plan on taking. This way, you won’t be like a lost duck wandering around, unsure of what to do. No offense. *wink
Hence, you should check out the location beforehand. And by “check out”, we mean actually setting foot in the place before your shoot. If that won’t be possible because the location is thousands of miles away and you’ve already booked your ticket, scout the area once you arrive. Mark the possible vantage points where you can set your tripod on, or perch yourself atop.
Nature Beauty With Digital Photography: The Must-try Top 3
1. Call-In For A Telephoto Lens
With nature photography, specifically landscape pictures, it’s essential to capture the grandeur of it all with clarity. Therefore, this is exactly what a telephoto lens can do. It’s able to take pictures from a farther-than-average distance while maintaining clarity on all parts of the subjects within the frame.
Moreover, you won’t have to move your position or get close to the subject itself.
2. Nothing Wider Than A Wide-Angle Lens
The wide-angle lens is exactly what its name connotes. It’s excellent for landscape photography, as it can shoot from east to west, north to south, much wider than a typical lens. This will come especially helpful when shooting from end to end without having to go panoramic. One-click is all it will take, and you’ll have mountain ranges, long shorelines with trees, you name it.
3. The Primary Choice: Prime Lens
One of the features that prime lenses are best known for, is their ability to let light in more and to have a brighter and clearer image. This is due to the fact that it has a wider capacity when it comes to maximum apertures. It will thus provide you with a sharpness that you won’t normally find in zoom lenses.
In addition, pictures you’ll take can have a higher quality to them, and less diffraction even as you zoom in or out of a frame.
For beginner-passion-hobbyists of photography, a standard lens is a must. That’s how you can practice getting used to handling a camera in the first place. But the above-mentioned 3 elements are what will level-up your takes.
Try them out and see how they’ll transform photographs in an instant!