Tag Archives: nature photography techniques

Photography 101 Tips: Star And Milky Way Photography

Star And Milky Way Photography – How To Turn Your Boring Photos AWESOME With Lightroom!

Published on Dec 18, 2016 By: YuriFineart

In this Lightroom tutorial we’ll learn how to take a flat and boring RAW file of the stars and turn it into a colorful, dynamic photograph full of interest. We will also see all of the techniques, sliders and tools all the way from the RAW file to the finished and fully edited photo!

Photo Tip Quickies: Overcast Skies

Photo Quickie: Overcast Skies

Learn to appreciate and love overcast skies. The diffused light created by the cloud filled sky can make for increased color saturation in your nature or landscape photograph. It also offers you more flexibility for exposure settings to create more creative photographs.

The Colors of Evening on the Beach is a beautiful landscape photograph of the sun setting over the bay of Cape Hatteras as the waves washed ashore. The image was created with a long shutter speed to blur the movement of the clouds and waves. Then the image was enhanced in post production to reduces the remaining details of the scene leaving only the soft pastel colors of the sunset and the soft gradient flow of colors above and below the horizon line. Title: The Colors of Evening on the Beach Photographer: Melissa Fague Genre: Landscape Photography Item ID Number: LAND-0135

Title: The Colors of Evening on the Beach
Landscape Photographer: Melissa Fague
Genre: Fine Art Landscape Photography

Save

Photography 101 Tips: How to Create STUNNING Sunset Photos

How to Create STUNNING Sunset Photos – Adobe Lightroom 6 cc Landscape Photography Editing Tutorial

Published on Mar 20, 2016
By: YuriFineart

“In this video I will share all of my secrets and techniques that I use when editing a sunset photo. Instead of going for the classical orange look, I will focus on getting a great variety of colors and a overall dynamic picture. Keep in mind that my main focus was to show all of the tools in lightroom and explain them rather than going for the perfect look, also, I get why most people would consider this overdone, even I think it is a bit over the top to be honest. You don’t have to go as far as I have gone however, with any of the adjustments, you can go halfway or even just a quarter as far and use the adjustments you find fitting for your photo & editing style.”

Using Balance in Nature Photography

About This Landscape Photo: Autumn Reflections is a landscape photograph created on a little pond near Clayton Delaware to capture the stunning details in color of the autumn leaves and the heavy rolling clouds over the pond. Title: Autumn Reflections Landscape Photographer: Melissa Fague Genre: Fine Art Landscape Photography Item ID#: LAND-0088One compositional element that nature and landscape Photographers can use to draw interest into their nature and landscape photos is called balance. In my opinion, balance is one of the hardest elements to capture and the element that I think about the least on shoots’ even though it is an element we are naturally drawn to as humans. Balance, to put it simply is having a secondary point of interest in the image that counter balances the ‘weight’ of the main focus point. There are basically three types of balance that a photographer can use:

 

A black and white photograph of a rose from top view. Image was cropped to a square. Photograph created by Melissa Fague.Radial Balance – This is when all the elements of the design radiate from or to the center point of the photograph in a circular fashion. With this image your eyes should be drawn into the center of the sunflower because of the symmetry of the petals and seed pods.

 

 

 

 

 

Antiqued Iris is a macros (close-up) nature photograph of the tiny stigmas in the center of a Japanese Iris Bloom. An antique color effect was added to enhance the mood of the photograph. Title: Antiqued Iris Photographer: Melissa Fague Genre: Nature Photography

Formal Balance – also called symmetrical balance. Symmetrical balance is achieved by one or more subjects that are repeated on each sides of the focal point. Usually these items are identical or very similar. The formal or symmetrical balance is most often recognized by subjects that are uniform in shape.

 

 

 

 

 

Landscape Photograph Buzzard Barn by Nature and Landscape Photographer Melissa FagueInformal balance – also known as asymmetrical balance is when one or more dissimilar elements are balancing on each side of the main focal point. Informal balance is less obvious because the subjects are not uniform like formal balance. Use of asymmetrical balance is more challenging and requires more artistic skill compared to symmetrical composition, but this is something that can be learned over time. In this image there are two red flowers in the foreground which is balanced out with the two blue Adirondack chairs.

Achieving Balance in a photograph is something that photographers learn over a period of time, so be patient with yourself when you are out shooting. If needs be take a few sessions and try to focus on a particular type of balance.

Scroll

About the Author and Photographer:

Me

Melissa Fague is an emerging nature and landscape photographer from Bear, Delaware USA. In just a few short years her work has been published over two dozen times and she has won multiple national and international awards for her beautiful photographs. Her most recent accomplishment is her first published photograph in an international publication with a worldwide distribution, “Landscape Photography Magazine”. Melissa is passionate about the art of photography and nature. Exploring areas and creating photographs is her form of stress relief and art therapy, but she also loves to share her visions so that others can enjoy. Her goal is to one day be ranked among the most famous nature photographers in the world. All of Melissa’s nature and landscape photographs are available for purchase, visit Pi Photography and Fine Art.

Join our VIP List for exclusive offers, notification for upcoming events and more. To read Melissa’s full story on how she became a nature and landscape photographer please visit: In the Beginning.

Save

Photography 101 Tips: Seascape Photography Waiting For the Right Moment

Since the weather is warming and travel to the beaches is about to begin, I figured I would start sharing more helpful tip on shooting seascapes.

The Colors of Evening on the Beach is a beautiful landscape photograph of the sun setting over the bay of Cape Hatteras as the waves washed ashore. The image was created with a long shutter speed to blur the movement of the clouds and waves. Then the image was enhanced in post production to reduces the remaining details of the scene leaving only the soft pastel colors of the sunset and the soft gradient flow of colors above and below the horizon line. Title: The Colors of Evening on the Beach Photographer: Melissa Fague Genre: Landscape Photography Item ID Number: LAND-0135Waiting For the Right Moment

The sea is a place of wonder, peacefulness, drama and a variety of moods. One of the most exciting things about nature and landscape photography is the challenges of the changes in our world, especially with seascapes and our inability to control what will happen when we are shooting a seascape. For a nature and landscape photographer, you can produces a variety of work that showcases all of the stunning beauties of the sea and the emotions all from the same location; this is especially helpful when learning the art of photography. When shooting a seascape everything in the scene can be taken in consideration when you are composing your photograph; people, rocks, the sands, the sky and most importantly the light. The light will help you convey the mood of the scene you are about to photograph.

Kissed by the Sea is a stunning long exposure landscape photograph of the sun rising over the sea and beach. This photograph was created on the shore of Cape Hatteras in the Outer Banks, North Carolina. The long exposure allowed the rough waves of the ocean to soften slightly while turning the seafoam into a rolling mist across the sandy beach and around the ruins of the dune crossing steps that once stood on the shore. The main section of the dune crossing steps was washed out a few years back during a strong hurricane that hit the coastline of the Carolinas. Most of the Outer Banks were damaged by that storm. Main colors of this photograph are vivid yellow, blues and white. Title: Kissed by the Sea: Traditional Color Photographer: Melissa Fague Genre: Landscape Photography Item ID#: LAND-0130If you are serious about seascape photography, you need patience and watch how the sea changes in front of your eyes. Be on the lookout for changes in the weather and the tides; take note of how the light is changing these elements. Light has three basic qualities: intensity, direction and color;  all of these qualities are affected by the time of the day. When the features match your vision of the scene or story you want to communicate in your photography start shooting.

A beautiful landscape photograph of the rippled sandbars that were visible at low tide at Cape Henlopen State Park during sunset. This image won second place in the Delaware Beach Life Photo contest and was on published in the Oct 2013 edition of Delaware Beach Life Magazine. Title: Sandbars Photographer: Melissa Fague Genre: Landscape Photography

A beautiful stormy landscape photograph of a warped dead tree on a beach cove in Woodland beach Delaware on a heavily overcast day. Title: The Cove Photographer: Melissa Fague Genre: Landscape PhotographyA landscape photograph of cloudy day on the empty boardwalk at Rehoboth Beach Delaware. Photograph created by Melissa Fague.

Scroll

About the Photographer:

Me

Melissa Fague is an emerging nature and landscape photographer from Bear, Delaware USA. In just a few short years her work has been published over two dozen times and she has won multiple national and international awards for her beautiful photographs. Her most recent accomplishment is her first published photograph in an international publication with a worldwide distribution, “Landscape Photography Magazine”. Melissa is passionate about the art of photography and nature. Exploring areas and creating photographs is her form of stress relief and art therapy, but she also loves to share her visions so that others can enjoy. Her goal is to one day be ranked among the most famous nature photographers in the world. All of Melissa’s nature and landscape photographs are available for purchase, visit Pi Photography and Fine Art.

Join our VIP List for exclusive offers, notification for upcoming events and more. To read Melissa’s full story on how she became a nature and landscape photographer please visit: In the Beginning.

Save