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Use Flash with Nature Photography

As a rule, you rely on natural lighting for nature photography. However, you can use on-camera flash or an auxiliary flash unit to augment natural lighting. [more…]

Compose Your Nature Photograph with Lines and Curves

Lines are a powerful element you can use when composing your digital nature photos. A line acts like an arrow, drawing your viewer to a specific part of your image. [more…]

Take a More Interesting Nature Photograph

Photography has many rules of composition: the Rule of Thirds, using light, using color, using natural frames, using shapes and patterns, using selective focus. However, sometimes you can break the rules [more…]

Augment Natural Light in Nature Photography

When at all possible, use natural light for your nature photos. However, sometimes you will have to diffuse or reflect light if Mother Nature throws up roadblocks like trees or other objects that block [more…]

When to Use Fill Flash in Nature Photography

The pop-up flash on your camera can be used to fill in shadows when you need to add just a bit of light when photographing a subject such as a flower. An auxiliary flash unit that goes in the camera hot [more…]

Photograph Nature in the Evening

The evening offers some prime opportunities for wonderful photographs of beautiful landscapes. As soon as the sun goes down, many photographers pack their bags and head home — and those who do miss out [more…]

Photograph Star Trails

At night you can photograph star trails. When you keep the shutter open for 10 minutes or longer, the rotation of the earth becomes apparent in your image, and the stars are rendered as long trails. The [more…]

Photograph Nature at Night

At night all color is gone. When you photograph nature at night, you and your camera see shades of gray — that is, unless you use long exposures of several minutes. When you do this, you start to see color [more…]

The Best Time of Day for Nature Photographs

Sunlight has definite properties depending upon the time of day you photograph. Morning sunlight is soft and is often the best time to photograph nature, imbuing objects with a soft golden glow. [more…]

Photograph Nature in Early Morning Light

Early morning is an exciting time to photograph. A landscape looks more lively and lush when photographed early in the morning. The soft light brings life to subtle details. [more…]

Photograph Nature in the Late Afternoon

Late afternoon sun is ideal for landscape photography. The quality of the light changes as the sun sinks lower in the sky. When photographing nature and you come upon a scene you like, take several pictures [more…]

How to Photograph Nature at High Noon

Bright afternoon sunlight is harsh for photographing nature. However, sometimes you’re forced to shoot in the middle of the day — such as when you’re visiting a place and have no control over the time [more…]

Shoot Nature Photographs on a Cloudy Day

When a thick blanket of clouds blocks the sun, this is flattering light for photographing landscapes and wildlife. The light is wonderfully diffuse and there are virtually no shadows. When the clouds start [more…]

Nature Photography in Fog or Mist

Fog is an interesting weather element to photograph, and to photograph in. Photographs taken in the fog convey a certain sense of mystery. What’s beyond the fog? [more…]

Tips for Rainy Day Photography

The light during bad weather is soft and diffused, great light for photographing nature. When you take a photograph, you create your composition with light. But bad weather can throw a curveball at your [more…]

How to Photograph in Bad Weather

Stormy weather can be a great time to photograph nature. Brooding clouds and beautiful landscapes are ingredients for compelling photographs that can convey emotion, as well as a story. [more…]

Tips for Shooting a Sunset Photo

Sunset gives you the same wonderful light for photographs you get in the morning, only you get the wonderful light at the end of the day, then the sun dips below the horizon and any clouds in the area [more…]

Options for Sunset Photographs

Sunrise and sunset are great times to shoot pictures. The sun casts a golden hue on landscapes and seascapes. Add some clouds and you have the recipe for great photographs. However, if you want to get [more…]

How to Fix a Boring Landscape Photo

You can be in the most beautiful place in the world and still take a boring picture. Many photographers have a tendency to pick the low-hanging fruit and end up with a mediocre image. [more…]

How to Fix a Dark Landscape Photo

Most of the time, your digital camera errs on the side of caution and serves up an image that is too bright. Sometimes the camera does just the opposite and gives you an image that is darker than the scene [more…]

How to Fix a Busy Nature Photo

The old Zen axiom “Less is more” applies to lots of things in life, including landscape photography. If you take a picture and include too much information, your viewers won’t have any visual clues to [more…]

How to Fix a Too-Bright Sunset Photo

Sunsets are wonderful scenes for nature photographers. However, a sunset with a beautiful landscape often has a wider range than the camera can handle. The camera compromises and delivers an image with [more…]

How to Fix Brightness and Colors in Landscape Photos

The immediacy of digital photography leads many landscape photographers to think they can just point and shoot and the law of averages will give them some good shots. Although this is true, you get much [more…]

Choose Lens Filters for Nature Photography

Lens filters are very useful in digital nature photography. You use them to create special effects and manipulate the light coming into your camera. When you want to use a filter, you screw it into the [more…]

Buy a Cheaper Second Camera for Nature Photography

As a nature photographer, you might want to purchase a cheaper second camera. A good option is to buy a sophisticated point-and-shoot camera that has many of the same features as your digital SLR. You [more…]

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