Category Archives: Nature Photography Tips

Quick 5 minute tips, tricks, and techniques for photographing natural elements; Flowers, Foliage and more.

Observing the Quality of Light – Photography 101

Light is photography, light is life. It’s light that reveals and hides objects, it  can create shadows and depth, or make them disappear and flatten objects. Light is the key to creating vibrant images; so knowing how light changes in intensity and quality very quickly, as well as reflective values of object is one of the hardest things to master.

Shimmering Orange – Created By: Melissa Fague – Nature Photography

Light can be hard and directional producing well-defined shadows, or it can be soft and diffused producing softer shadows; each will give you a different effect or mood in your photograph.

Hard light for example isn’t very becoming for flesh, it tends to create shadows from wrinkles and pores. Back lighting an object can accentuate colors and can also be utilized for creating silhouettes and halos. Side lighting can emphasize textures through shadows, and front lighting flattens a photo.


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Shoot Close or Go Wide – Nature Photography 101

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Floral Nature Photograph Water Droplets On Mum Petals

Try shooting your subject at different focal lengths during your session. Photograph your subject at a wide angle to take in the entire scene or go close to isolate a specific detail about your subject you want to emphasis. Try to avoid capturing shots of your subject head-on as they normally appear in front of you, this is the normal everyday perspective and can be mundane. If you move around and shoot from different angles you are showcasing details that normally go unnoticed; in my opinion this is one way to add the “wow” factor to your photographs.

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Landscape Photography Tips & Techniques with First Man Photography: Riding the Wave


Landscape Photography Tips & Techniques with First Man Photography: Riding the Wave

Published Aug 20, 2017 by: First Man Photography

In this video landscape photographer Adam Karnacz as he witnesses and photographs a beautiful sunset during his travels in North Yorkshire and enjoy some of the beautiful heather on display.

“Landscape photography is like anything else in life. It has its ups and downs, lows and highs. On the video last week it was very emotional, I captured some amazing shots, met some incredible people and it was a big high. When you’re on top, the only way is down and it’s important not to see this as a negative but rather a natural movement in the wave of life and the photography process. At a time like this I there are two things I like to do with my landscape photography. The first option is to head off on an epic trip to somewhere amazing. I’ll be doing that soon but it’s not always possible. The second option is to come back to somewhere close to home or somewhere you know really well, slow it down and just enjoy the process. That’s exactly what I’ve done today and I’ve come back to Roseberry Topping, just couple of miles from where I grew up.

I am also very proud to be launching my landscape photography workshops. Spend the day with me and retrace the steps from one of the First Man Photography vlogs and capture some of the finest scenery the UK has to offer. The workshops will be a brilliant day and my supportive and encouraging style, enthusiasm and knowledge will give you confidence with your camera and help you capture some incredible landscape images. Book your trip now and come along for the ride.” – Adam Karnacz

Landscape Photography Tips & Techniques with Thomas Heaton: In Iceland


Landscape Photography Tips & Techniques with Thomas Heaton: In Iceland

Published Jul 30, 2017 by: Thomas Heaton

In this video landscape photographer Thomas Heaton on his landscape photography workshop in Iceland, day 3 & 4. Thomas did 2 back to back workshops and encountered some beautiful conditions as well as enduring the horrific storms.

Nature Photography Tips with Tom Mangelsen: Get Your Settings Right While Shooting in the Wilderness

Nature Photography Tips with Tom Mangelsen: Get Your Settings Right While Shooting in the Wilderness

Published by: CreativeLive on Dec 5, 2014

In this clip from the CreativeLive class, The Art of Wildlife Photography, nature and landscape photographer Tom Mangelsen talks about what to look for through your camera lens and on the back of your camera while you are on a shoot.