Taking stunning nature photos may seem difficult. But it’s actually quite easy–once you know a few tricks.
In this article, you’ll discover our top tips and tricks for incredible nature photography!
And your photos will never be the same again.
Let’s get started.
1. Choose Subjects You’re Passionate About for the Best Nature Photography
All photography starts with a subject.
The subject is the focal point of your photo. It’s the thing that the viewer is drawn to.
And if you want to capture amazing photos…
…you must shoot subjects that you’re passionate about.
If you love insects, photograph insects.
And if you’re obsessed with flowers, photograph flowers.
Don’t force yourself to photograph a subject because you think it will be popular. Don’t go through the effort of mastering a genre for the likes, views.
The thing is, nature photography involves carefully studying your subjects. By getting to know your subject, you see them in a whole new light.
But if you’re not passionate about your subject, then you won’t want to spend that time. And your photos will suffer.
Of course, you don’t have to choose a single subject immediately. But you should start thinking, even now, about what you might want to shoot.
And then–experiment! See how you feel photographing that subject. Don’t be afraid to try new scenarios and get out of your comfort zone.
Eventually, you’ll hit on something magical.
2. Shoot During Morning and Evening for Gorgeous Light
Nature photography starts with a subject.
But, more than anything, it depends on light.
If you shoot in great light, you can capture great images.
And if you shoot during light, your images will be mediocre (at best).
But what counts as great light? What counts as terrible light?
First of all, the worst light for nature photography is light at noon on a sunny day.
During the late morning and early afternoon, the sun is high in the sky. It beats down on subjects–and casts harsh, dark shadows.
This is exactly what you don’t want.
Instead, you want soft, golden light. And you want a light that illuminates your subject evenly–without casting harsh shadows.
These times are often referred to as the ‘golden hours,’ because of the gorgeous light.
And when it comes to nature photography, the golden hours are the best.