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Shoot Close or Go Wide – Nature Photography 101

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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 Quick Tips: Revisit Locations

Don’t be afraid to revisit location you’ve photographed.

We as photographers never stop learning. To get your ultimate landscape shot, keep going back and use the knowledge you’ve learned from your previous visits of that location to explore the area again; 9 times out of 10 you’ll see something new.

It’s virtually impossible to capture all of the amazing sights of a location if you only visit it once, then move on to the next one on your photography bucket list.

We’re always looking for new scenes that inspire us, but a new scene in landscape photography is more than simply ticking boxes off a checklist of locations. The light, the seasons and weather change a scene through out the day, months and years. Returning to the same location gives you the photographer the opportunity to create work during times other people may never see.

My favorite local location is Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes Delaware. Check out the different photographs from the bay side of Henlopen over the years. Check out how the light, subjects and the land has changed during each visit.

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We’d love to hear from you, share with us your favorite location to photograph in the comments

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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.

Nature Photography Tips with Tony and Chelsea Northrup: Lenses, Cameras, Teleconverters, Tripods, Monopods

Nature Photography Tips with Tony and Chelsea Northrup: Lenses, Cameras, Teleconverters, Tripods, Monopods

Published by: Tony & Chelsea Northrup  on Sep 16, 2016

In this nature photography video we join nature photographers Tony & Chelsea Northrup, as well as award winning wildlife photographer Christopher Rowell as they go over a variety of camera gear that works best for wildlife photography.

Nature Photography Tips with Peter Mather: Northern Influence


Nature Photography Tips with Peter Mather: Northern Influence

Published by Travel Yukon on Feb 19, 2015

This series is part of the ‘Yukon Digital Storytelling Project,’ a collection of three original web series told from a uniquely Yukon perspective.

Episode 1: Peter Mather, Wildlife Photographer
Northern Influence episode one begins with an insight into the mind of one of the territories’ most celebrated wildlife photographers, Peter Mather.

The audience is taken on a journey along the Alaska Highway to Kluane National Park. On the way, Peter explains what motivates him and what makes his photo’s unique. The respect for his surroundings and the animals he works with is apparent as Peter works alongside wild sheep, seeking unique images and behavior on the rocky terrain.

As the sun sets on Sheep Mountain, Peter talks about the next trip that he is planning; the biggest trip of his career. The audience is given an insight into what goes into planning such a venture, and the scope of the project Peter is undertaking.