Nature photography is a wonderful way to capture the beauty and wonder of the world around us. It allows us to appreciate the intricate details and share them with others. If you are an amateur photographer, you may wonder how to get started in nature photography.
This blog features some tips from the award winning Alberta photographer at Jardene Photography to encourage you to try your hand at capturing the world around you.
Get Up Close and Personal
One of the best ways to capture the beauty of nature is to get up close with your subject. This means using a macro lens or getting as close to your subject as possible.
Doing this lets you capture the intricate details of flowers, insects, and other small subjects. Remember to use a shallow depth of field to create a soft and blurry background and focus on the features of what it is you’re attempting to capture.
Experiment with Lighting
Lighting is a critical element in all sorts of photography. You can experiment with light and shadows to create a different mood in your images. Shoot at different times of day to see how the pictures come out differently. Leave the shutter open longer, or set the aperture to play with how much light is let into a shot.
Remember, practice makes perfect, and if you’re an aspiring photographer with your camera always by your side, keep clicking!
Embrace imperfections, such as blurry backgrounds or less-than-perfect focus, as they can add character and personality to your images. Remember that nature photography is about capturing the beauty and wonder of the world around us, not achieving perfection; however, with practice, you can strive for it. Welcome the unexpected and be open to experimenting with new techniques and styles and eventually developing your own.
So, grab your camera and head outdoors to catch the world around you in all its glory.
Nature Photography Prints for Sale Online
Can’t find the perfect nature photography prints for sale online? Jardene Photography has a beautiful collection of photos captured by Alberta photographers. You can choose from a splendid selection of fine-art landscape photography prints for sale captured by their award-winning landscape photographer or find wildlife photos for sale online.
Wild about nature? We’re giving 15% of each sale’s profit to the Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation.
Contact us through the order form and get in touch with our photography shop in Calgary.