Nature Photography: Make the Earth Your Subject
There’s no end to the beauty of Mother Nature. From gorgeous flower fields to the stunningly beautiful Aurora Borealis, there’s so much more to her beauty than we can even imagine.
Living in cities, seeing grand, tall buildings every day, can make us forget that there is a world outside our urbanized walls. And although, beauty of trees and flowers in parks, and orchids is something that can make a good photography canvas, there’s something magical about exploring Mother Nature’s natural allure.
If you’re trying your hand at Nature Photography, it can be difficult not knowing where to start. Do you bring a few plants inside your studio and hope you can convince them to pose?
Jokes aside, working with nature has its rewards. Not only are you exposed to natural beauty, there are natural filters you can work with. Here are a few tips to keep in mind to help you get started:
Do Your Research
While it’s true that every journey starts with a single step, every journey also starts by researching where to go. Choose a place you want to hold your photography session. Whether it’s a national park or a wildlife reserve, it’s important to get to know the place before you get into the field.
If you plan on photographing animals, try learning about their behavior, movements and environment to get a better understanding of them.
Patience is a Virtue
Remember that haste makes waste. The last thing you want to do is waste all your efforts holding a photography session that is unsuccessful. Carry your camera with you as you explore the marvelous beauty of Mother Nature.
Wait for the right moment to take the perfect shot. Whether it’s a honey bee extracting pollen from a flower, or the beauty of a majestic waterfall, wait for the perfect moment. Mentally prepare yourself and give yourself time. This will help you achieve your goal in an effective manner.
Think Outside the Box
Now most people would ask, “How?” and that’s a good question. Remember that people think differently. They have their own way of working and doing things but that does not mean there’s only way of approaching something. Just like every math problem has two or several ways of being solved, the same can be applied to photography.
There are several ways to approach an angle, and several ways to work with photography. Take a look at examples from your favorite photographers. Some probably added a fictional touch to their photography, while others worked with natural light sources.
Watch a Few Tutorials
And last, but not least, watch tutorials to get inspiration. There may be new techniques you’re not aware of. Implement these in your work; experimentation is the key to successful photography.
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