Tips for Nature Bloggers and Photographers

PhotographyGood news for all Nature Bloggers out there! We bring to you some very exquisite tips on how to shoot extraordinary glimpses of all that is pure and natural around you, and capture some very striking images. Nature photography is all about picking a spot to observe and letting nature come to you. With these 8 master tips, you will develop skill and be able to capture some very impressive pictures of your own.

(1) While photographing animals, try for a natural background without manmade objects. Animals look carefree and their best when they are surrounded with nature, at its purest. Objects such as light poles, wires, fences, and buildings, tend to draw the attention away from the actual subject of the photograph, the animal.

(1) Get out early. Not only is the early morning light usually good, but you’ll avoid the crowds that gather later at popular places. Photographing the golden hour can give a different advantage from others.

(2) When photographing details, try different angles—above, below, from the side—to find the most interesting composition. Try looking for repeating shapes and colours to engage the viewer’s eye. Create a creative visual pattern in the otherwise chaotic world.

(3) It is advisable to always carry a circular polarizing filter in your kit bag. Apart from the many uses that polarizing filters have, for a nature or landscape photographer, these filters tend to remove reflections or glares from a scene. They are also capable of increasing the color intensity, saturation and any contrast.

(4) Before you start taking landscapes, stop and survey the lie of the land. Make sure you’re in the best spot in relation to the position of the sun. You should never head out on landscape shoots in new locations without a good map. Study the entire location to get the best shot – a one where the atmosphere and the lighting are both in place.

(5) Use a tripod and don’t risk a hand shake, especially while shooting in low light.

(6) You can also get a little creative and use water as a mirror. Water in the proper amount of light can create beautiful effects and reflections. The best time for this kind of shot is during the two “golden hours” which are the first hour after sunrise and the last hour before sunset.

So, the next you head out for a shoot, make it in the golden hour, and don’t forget your tripod!

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