Great photography is not a one-time event. Rather, it is a progressive journey of learning and seeing those unique things in your surrounding and capturing them. One of the inexhaustible photo genres is nature photography as anything in our environment can be turned into a great piece of art.
That said, the presence of a stunning object does not always guarantee a great photo. The equipment and the photographer matter. In this post, we share some tips that will ensure that as a photographer you produce stunning images.
1. Be Creative And Unique
Famous photographers of all time are just common individuals who saw beauty in everything and turned even the seemingly not beautiful part of nature into an epic image. For you to excel in nature photography, be observant and see beauty in things around you. You can even go small as you do not have to focus on the big things that most people concentrate on. Better still, you can focus on certain details in the common natural sceneries of beauty.
Strive to be unique and creative as you capture those images.
2. Be Early And Late
You have to focus on the primary element in photography – light. To have exceptional nature photos, you should strive to take photos early in the morning during the sunrise. This will give you the benefit of even distribution of light for incredible photos. In addition, stay late in the evening as the sun sets, and you will capture long shadows. Choose the schedule that suits you best.
While other times of the day can still work, you may need a lot of adjustments in terms of the light. Such may eat up into your already constrained schedule.
3. Have a Backup Plan
Sometimes, nature photography involves going to the woods or mountainous uninhabited areas. As such, if you exhaust your supplies, you might not find a place to purchase. For instance, digital cameras use batteries to allow the shooting process. Since you may not have the place or the time to recharge, it is advisable to carry extra batteries just in case. Also, it is prudent to carry extra storage devices such as an extra memory card in case your camera memory is full.
Negligence in this area can cost you time and money.
4. Be a Lifelong Student of Nature Photography
How photography was done a few decades ago is very different from the current times. The same thing will happen in shooting nature photos. Be diligent to study new tips and tactics from famous nature photographers; learn from their blogs or websites. You can also connect with fellow photographers so that you can learn a thing or two from them. With continuous learning, you can only get better.
Shooting incredible nature photos requires patience, diligence, creativity, learning, and great observational skills. If you want to stand out from other photographers, always have a backup plan and continuously learn from other popular photographers. In the process, keep building your portfolio.