So, here’s a brief introduction to IR photography and its effects: [Read more...]
The coyote has adapted so well that they’re considered pests in some areas. As a result, many aggressive hunting campaigns have been launched against them. But, in spite of this, they continue to thrive.
So, what can the coyote teach you about nature photography? [Read more...]
You hear it all the time: if you want sharp photos, you gotta use a tripod whenever possible.
Well, if that isn’t reason enough for you, here’s another benefit of using a tripod: it forces you to think more carefully about your composition.
When you handhold your camera, there’s a tendency to snap away photos as soon as you spot your subject. Then, after you got a few shots, you’ll just move on.
But, add a tripod to the equation, and all of a sudden you’ll be carefully adjusting those knobs until the camera is exactly where you want it. Sometimes this will take a considerable amount of time, but during this extra time there’s a good chance you’ll notice something new about your subject that will take your composition into a whole new direction. [Read more...]
Landscapes are one of the most difficult subjects in nature photography. It’s always hard deciding what to include and what to leave out. And, it’s not easy translating a vast three dimensional space into a two dimensional photo.
Well, the next time you’re having trouble composing a landscape photograph, consider these three elements: [Read more...]
The articles are written by a variety of professional photographers and cover a wide range of topics. And although some of the articles may not specifically apply to nature photography, I’ve always felt you can learn a lot by exploring other types of photography.
Here’s a list of what you’ll learn in this free ebook:
- Benefits of shooting in manual mode
- How to recognize good light
- How to isolate your subject
- How to balance your flash with ambient light
- Tips for working with black and white images
- How to make sharper images
- Tips for dealing with “bad light”
- Tips for streamlining your post-processing
All of the articles are written by some really inspirational photographers, so I think you’ll learn a lot from every page of the ebook. One of my favorite things about the book is that at the end of every article there are links to more ebooks that explore that topic in more depth. [Read more...]
So, here are three quick tips to get you started:
#1 – Get down to your subject’s level
Many of the plants and insects that come out in the spring live very low to the ground, so your first reaction may be to photograph them from where you first spot them (standing up and looking down at them). But, many times it’s better to get down to your subject’s level and photograph them from there because it captures a more friendly point of view (almost as if you’re seeing eye-to-eye with your subject). [Read more...]