Unique Nature Photography
It is always said that a picture can be understood or perceived better only when it is viewed through the eyes of the photographer who has taken it in order to understand his perspective and his inspiration, what triggered him to take that particular photograph. This being said and done, nature photography or for that matter photography in general, all depends on being in the moment.
Creativity, an important part of photography, goes a long way in defining our outlook. A creative person may see more where nothing can be seen by an unimaginative one.
So, here are some tips and tricks to help you get the right angle.
Light: Any photographer will agree that light holds the key to a great picture. The scenery or view can look different at different times of the day. The warmer morning sun, the blistering noon sun, or the fading reddish tint of the afternoon sun or the eerie glow at dusk can all bring about massive
changes in the image.
Lenses: Using a wide angle lens is always advised white shooting a landscape so that much of the scenery can be a part of the photo. Also, getting really close to your subject is advised while shooting wildlife instead of zooming in from a great distance. For that, a longer lens of about five hundred millimeters and an extender will produce amazing results. Also, safety should be given priority while venturing into unknown regions and shooting predators.
Angle: Always experiment with different angles and different perspectives. Try photographing too close or from too far or add distant objects as well as near ones just to give the illusion of depth in your photos.
Tripods/gorillapods: Tripods actually help in getting a sharper image and help in the proper arrangement of the camera. Gorillapods allow for experimentation with a lot of angles.
Fast shutter speed: Fast shutter speed is essential for wildlife photography and for moving objects. For increasing the shutter speed, look for a camera with a higher value of iso.
Lose yourself: To capture something unique, you have to let yourself go and venture into previously unexplored places. Lose yourself among the din of the small streets of a new town and discover something you have never seen before. But, this can be risky and you should have gps in your phone. Do not use it until the situation goes out of hand.
Patience: Patience always helps in clicking a good photograph. While photographing wildlife, waiting for the perfect moment can make all the difference between a good and a great photograph.
Travelling: In order to see places, you have to travel a lot. Travelling to exotic locations might just be the treat or break you might be needing from monotonous work if you are an amateur photographer.
Lots of shots: Taking lots of shots especially if you have a moving subject is always a good idea. Some shots might be good and others might not turn out how you wanted them to be. So, taking a handful of back-up shots will not hurt.
Be prepared: While shooting in the wildernesses, be prepared for emergency situations like animals, rain, snow, etc. Keep an extra pair of clothes with you and keep plastic bags to protect your gear. Also, carry bottled water, snacks, flashlights, batteries, memory cards, first aid kit, cell phone, compass, maps, tissues, notepad, pen, chargers, etc.
Considering all these conditions, it is always important that you experiment a lot to find your innate talent in this field.