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Week 2: Tips for Nature Photography

Nature photography is a rewarding genre that allows you to capture the beauty of the natural world around us. Read on for three tips to assist with your week 2 challenge.

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Nature photography is a rewarding genre that allows you to capture the beauty of the natural world around us. Whether you're shooting an epic mountain landscape, a delicate flower, or wildlife, there are a few tips and tricks you can keep in mind to help you take your week 2 challenge of nature photography to the next level.

  1. Get up close and personal with your subject: One great way to capture the beauty of nature is to get close to your subject. This can help to highlight the details and textures of plants, flowers, and other natural elements. Try using a macro lens or moving in close with a standard lens to create intimate and detailed shots. Modern iPhones have macro controls that can capture an absurd amount of detail.
  2. Experiment with different angles: Don't be afraid to get creative with your camera angles when shooting nature photographs. Try shooting from above or below your subject, or finding unique perspectives such as shooting through a window or from the ground up.
  3. Pay attention to the light: Lighting is an important factor in all types of photography, and it's especially important when shooting nature. Soft, diffused light can be very flattering for natural subjects, so try shooting early in the morning or late in the afternoon when the light is softer. Be sure to pay attention to the direction of the light as well, as it can greatly impact the mood and feel of your photograph. If you're into post-processing, changing the white balance can also affect the feel to give a scene more warmth.
Whirlpool Rapids, Niagara Falls
Whirlpool Rapids, Niagara Falls

By following these tips and experimenting with different techniques, you'll be well on your way to creating beautiful and striking nature photographs. Happy shooting and I look forward to your creations.

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