Nature’s photography is challenging because of the variety of subjects and movement. But we have got you covered with all the nature photography tips you would need.
1-Separate Subject from Background
Mainly nature photos feature a subject such as a plant, flower, or animal. This means you need to separate that subject from the background.
You will need to judge the placement of the elements in the frame and also need to make a few adjustments.
Firstly, there should be some distance between your foreground and background. Use a wider aperture such as f/2.0 or f/2.8. Focus on the subject and the wide aperture should yield a softer, blurry background.
2-Crop Close on Textures
When photographing nature, zoom in and crop close on your subject. This can be a leaf, tree bark, the forest floor, or a snake’s skin.
You can find a whole new world when you look closer. For a closer look, invest in a macro lens; these lenses magnify even the tiniest details and can produce amazing images.
3-Shoot Subject in Their Natural Context
If you are going to shoot nature photography, try to keep everything natural. This is fundamental.
There is nothing wrong with taking a picture of the bird on a power line or spider on the side of your house. But if you are after a powerful nature photo, then photograph animals and plants in their natural habitat.
4-Study Your Subjects to Get More Photo Ideas
It is very important to study your subject; this is for a few reasons. Firstly, you can better capture images of things you understand. Knowing your subject’s habits would also help you predict the best shots. You will know when that swan is about to charge, or when a particular plant is in bloom.
Same way if you know that the animal you are planning to photograph is not so dangerous; then you can capture close-up photography.
5-Gear That You Need for Taking Photos
Your camera bag with extra gear like cards, batteries, and lenses is a no-brainer.
Get your tripod and also do not forget to wear appropriate clothing for the location and season. It might not seem like weather for a jacket, but you might want it when the sun drops behind the horizon.
So plan ahead; hats, gloves, and different shoes could all prove useful. This might be one of the most important wildlife photography tips for beginners.
Do not depend on your phone for navigation; bring a current map and a compass, and learn how to use them.
By: Kiara Sharma
Mahaveer Public School