The time for capturing nature in bloom begins each spring. First, the small flowers, which are not only for feasting your eyes on, but also provide a great opportunity to test out your photography skills. Let’s review some basic guidelines and ideas for photographing a mere ten centimeters from the ground.
Do you often return from a full-day trip with only a few pictures? Or maybe you even head out to the forest specifically to take pictures and then lose your muse? Then either you’ve already got tens of thousands of nature photos behind you and are just seeking icing on the cake... or you may be missing opportunities that quietly appear along the way. Join us for a look at some typical cases.
Now that the summer storms are here, many of you might be thinking: “How do I photograph lightning, anyway?” Well we’ve got good news: a beautiful picture of a stroke of lightning against a darkened sky is easy to take. You just need a tripod and the right settings.
In winter, and sometimes at the end of fall as well, weather conditions appear that can really spice up nature. While bare tree branches are boring, when the glaze arrives the scene suddenly changes, and a photographer can head out for a rich frosty safari.
There are different ways to look at water. As a fascinating backdrop from Hollywood movies, a dreamy forest brook... or maybe as an element full of motion. Discover the ways to photograph water and how to work with them. Let our six tips for photographing water help you on your way.
Capturing a drop of water on camera before it falls to the surface, or just when it touches the surface, can seem very difficult. But with a little practice you can capture even these moments easily. Take some inspiration from this photographic experiment!
In the summer it’s time to head out to the water, no matter whether that means the sea, a pond, or a wading pool. But water’s also good for something else—playing with composition. So let’s go over some tips for taking advantage of reflections on water surfaces.
Even though panning is a technique that’s mainly used in sports photography, you can experiment with it elsewhere too. For example you can get interesting abstract pictures by using panning on autumn leaves—that is, on something static.
Spiderwebs are often associated with horror, dirt, and age. But there are moments when they can be beautiful. When dewdrops appear on the delicate strands of a spiderweb, its structure is made beautifully visible, and the right moment for a picture has come.
Spring is here—and it’s waking up nature. But every other season is fantastic too. Especially for photographers. So keep returning to the same photogenic places year-round. That will give you a unique collection of photos that, even though they all show the same subject, never quite show the same picture.