7 Tips on How to Take Great Nature Photo

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7 Tips on How to Take Great Nature Photo

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To bring out the best of nature, it is important to know how to take great nature photographs to portray its real beauty. Nature photography consists of taking pictures of natural elements, for instance, landscapes, wildlife, trees, flowers, etc. Here’s a list of the top 7 tips to take wonderful nature photographs.

1. Have a general preparation before the shoot

It is always wise to be prepared before your photography shoot. Know where you are going and what shots you want to take. Having a general idea of what you are heading towards gives you a clear vision to work on.

2. Slow shutter speed & tripod

Slow shutter speed helps you take extraordinary shots while keeping a tripod will help you to avoid blurry pictures and camera shake. Movement shots such as running water, trees blowing, birds flying or soft streaky clouds will come out great by using a slow shutter speed and a tripod.

3. Choose the right lens

If you are doing landscape photography a wide-angle lens is appropriate whereas a telephoto lens is good for getting close ups. You can also consider macro lenses to capture the small details such as water drops. The lens you bring depends on your photography style, therefore choose wisely.

4. Have a Focal Point

Having a strong focal point gives you a clear view of the image, defining where the customer interest or focus should go in the photograph. It results in visually pleasing and strongly focused pictures.

5. Rule of Third

The rule of third calls for the focus of the image to be placed in the side of the image and not in the center. This often makes the photograph look dynamic and static. However, it also depends on the picture and image type to determine whether the focus should be the center or the side of the picture.

6. The Right Lighting

Lighting can add a dramatic and aesthetic appeal to your pictures, giving it an exceptional look. You can try out images in some specific hours such as the Golden Hour. It is a beautiful time to take both landscape and closeup pictures as the natural lighting at this time gives a soft and golden glow to it, giving the picture an ethereal feel.

7. Aperture Adjustments

It is important to have a good idea of aperture adjustment to determine the depth of your photographs. Use a wide aperture for shallow depth of image such as closeups, which will blur the background and help to draw focus into the subject. However, for landscape photography, a smaller aperture helps to focus on the full image instead of a particular point.

Photography is like freezing time and capturing that beautiful moment into a memory to look back on. Capturing the fleeting innocence of nature is something every photographer should try and experience. While nature is often unpredictable and the best photo capturing opportunity can occur when you least expect it, it is essential for photographers to go with the flow. After capturing the photo needs some editing to improving visibility.

No matter where you go, halfway through the world or just the park near your house, photography opportunities will come around naturally waiting for the great nature shots to be taken. Clipping Path Company wants to help you by editing your photo.

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I am not sure how using a slow shutter speed on a bird in flight is a good tip, most bird photographers will recommend the highest shutter speed you can get away with, in the prevailing lighting conditions. That is certainly the rule I have always adhered to when photographing any bird flying otherwise it is just a blurry blob somewhere in the limits of the photo (if you are lucky)

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bizfreeq wrote:
Thu 01 Apr 2021, 1:36 pm
I am not sure how using a slow shutter speed on a bird in flight is a good tip, most bird photographers will recommend the highest shutter speed you can get away with, in the prevailing lighting conditions. That is certainly the rule I have always adhered to when photographing any bird flying otherwise it is just a blurry blob somewhere in the limits of the photo (if you are lucky)
Thank you so much for your idea.

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To be a photographer of a great nature photo?

simply take the best you've got equipment wise and hope (rather like being on the loop), for a great day.

Ive been to India and photographed tigers in the wild where i could only be 500 metres away and contending with horrid lighting conditions, conversely ive shot in the galapagos and still couldnt get photographs of some of their crabs (they dont half shift by the way), then i've been lucky with lions in Africa, bears in canada etc.

You cannot always bargain on seeing anything, its mostly turn up and hope....and hope again that you have the right lens, the right settings, the right lighting, the right day and time etc etc.

You can plan all you want but luck is almost 90% of the game in any thing that moves.
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