"There is not one big cosmic meaning for all, there is only the meaning we each give to our life."
- Anais Nin
Earth is such a colorful place! Irrespective of which country you reside in, it is all so lively with the sun-rays, the rains, the snow, the autumns, the flora and fauna, and the list might never end!
“For it’s the kind of peace,
And art in itself with a science of depth.
It has given the paths,
Not just to you or me,
But to the generations that passed,
And the generations to come!”
That’s Nature! And you- my friend, you have got a tool that can capture it live! Just as original as it is, as brilliant as it really really is! If you are a photographer who is deeply in love with everything outside the door that falls under nature’s umbrella and looking forward to improving your outdoor and nature photography skills, just keep your eyes rolling! And it’s a promise that- your next hike is going to be a big HIT!!
You already have won half the battle because you are passionate. What remains is the sharpening of your photography skill sets. Consider the following key ways which will help you enlighten your outdoor or nature photography journey:
Stand out by using different angles and perspectives
Forms of nature photography like wildlife photography, landscape photography is not about clicking like THAT ideal picture you worship. It’s about falling in love with the moment and preserving it in your lenses to cherish in the future. To be unique in your own way, you must try shifting your lenses with a few degrees horizontally or vertically. Give it a different eye and you will see a new version of beauty blooming! With this in place, your travel photography and outdoor photography are going to climb ladders of success!
Know the ‘When’ Right!
There is a set of advantages and disadvantages of shooting in the day time and in the dark. As an outdoor photographer, you must master the timings right. The most beautiful nature photos, say for a landscape photographer are said to be shot best in the day time. This holds true as well as false. You know why, don’t you? The golden light after sunrise and before sunset has a softer, hazy quality. It illuminates your subjects more beautifully and eliminates the midday shadows. Mastering the art of natural lights proves to be a boon for an efficient outdoor photographer.
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Be a keen observer and a sharpshooter
A droplet falling off a leaf, a mother monkey playing with its cute baby, a peacock showing off its exceptional beauty! Oh that’s so mesmerizing. But only with patience! It takes hours and days to be an observer to shoot it sharp. Be the one!
Learn the vital skills
If you want to scale up as an outdoor photographer, being passionate isn’t enough. In order to click or shoot amazing images of natural beauty, you need to master the technical skills like- separating the subject from the background, cropping close on textures, studying the photogenic subjects or the art of clicking beautiful pictures of nature, shooting the subject in their natural context for powerful images, and portraiture photography. Apart from this, another vital thing that you must opt to apply at the soonest is building your profile socially. Put your best piece online on Instagram and Facebook. Today, a photographer’s website is as important as having an identity proof as a citizen. So, build your website with crisp content and eye-catching new nature images clicked by you.
Mark the words, you are just these four steps away from being counted amongst the best. Then, in every walk with nature as a nature photographer, you would receive more than you seek!