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.
During rainfall, you need to protect yourself and your camera, but after the rain, the situation is much simpler. And meanwhile, the pictures that you can take in the post-rain atmosphere are beautiful. Even if a look out the window leaves you with zero desire to head out taking photos, don’t hesitate. Go and find the pictures that will make it all worthwhile.
Every year when the warm sunrays start waking nature up from its winter sleep, I can’t wait to head out again to meet spring’s first flowers. On two wheels or maybe two legs, but always with a camera. I go straight for the places nearby that are known for having early spring flowers. I hope that you too take the chance this year to get out and photograph nature in the spring. Before you do, read today’s article to learn some flower photography tips, as well as what to take in your backpack.
For landscape photography you definitely need some patience, some “sitzfleisch.” I heard this statement many times when I was starting out in photography. There’s probably something to it, and by the end of this article we’ll state once more that luck comes to the well-prepared. So read on, head out, and help your luck to find you!