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Nature Photography Tips

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Nature Photography Tips

“We cannot command nature except by obeying her.” – Francis Bacon

Whether you’re taking a picture of a geranium in your backyard garden or a grizzly bear in the Rocky Mountains, capturing a great photo outdoors means working with Mother Nature, and not trying to impose your photographic will upon her.

So many factors come into play when taking a nature photograph … sun, clouds, wind, rain, sleet or snow … and if you’re photographing animals in their native habitat, you’ve got noise, odors, and movement to deal with.

"Close Up" captured by Heather

It can get complex, but the enjoyment you’ll get by taking nature photography seriously will far outweigh the extra time and effort you put into it. Rather than just clicking a snapshot of your sugar maple in all its fall glory, you’ll have a photo you’d be proud to hang on your wall as a piece of art. Or, you might even become so good that you’ll find yourself selling some of your better photos.

After all, everyone loves a great nature photo. It’s easy for viewers to put themselves into the picture. Even if they’ve never been to the mountains, people enjoy looking at pictures of mountains because it transports them, at least for a brief moment, to a peaceful place.

Increase Your Self Esteem And Confidence

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Learn Photography – Self Esteem

Increase Your Self Esteem And Confidence

Obtaining reduced self esteem and no self-confidence can be the most debilitating circumstance. Why – since it holds you again from seeking something new.

For several of us, lower self esteem has been “drummed” into us – either consciously or unconsciously. Altering your own self image is the hardest, however most fulfilling action you can carry. Stepping out of what is familiar and crossing new frontiers increases your capability to tackle new tasks.

Nevertheless if you think that you will not succeed at a certain venture – the likelihood of you attempting it is slim. Why would you attempt a thing that you will only conclusion up embarrassed about.




Are there any new actions you can deal with that will increase your self-confidence nevertheless not leave you feeling embarrassed or like a failure. This is one thing that you do in private – just you and the photographer and the outcomes no one actually have to have see, unless you select to reveal (which I guarantee you will want to do.)

They are completely so a lot enjoyment.

You get to see oneself from a different perspective, which in turn improves your self esteem.
You get a lasting memory.

You can push oneself out of your comfort zone.

You meet some best enjoyable loving specialist people.

You have something to speak about to your buddies.

Master Your DSLR Camera

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Master Your DSLR Camera

Your camera is basically just a box with a hole in it and a light sensor inside. If the right amount of light gets through the hole to strike the sensor, you get a properly exposed picture. If you get too much or too little light, you get garbage. You already know that in program mode you can control the sensitivity of the light sensor itself by changing the ISO value, but in manual mode you can also control the amount of light that gets inside in the first place. You do that with the shutter and the aperture.


The shutter controls how long the hole in your camera stays open. Open it for a long time and a lot of light gets in. Open it for a short time and less light gets in. It’s that simple!
Well, not really. Having a fast shutter means you can freeze fast action such as athletic performances, splashing water, and so on. The drawback? A lot less light gets inside the camera, and your picture could be too dark. Conversely, you might use a slow shutter speed to compensate for low light conditions—the longer the hole is open, the more light gets in, right? But there’s a drawback here, too. With a slow shutter speed it’s more likely that you or your subject is going to move while the shutter is open, causing motion blur in your photo.
In auto mode and program mode, the camera decides what shutter speed is needed. Sometimes the result is what you want, sometimes it isn’t. The camera doesn’t know that you want to freeze a fast-moving subject, for example. All it knows is whether the right amount of light is getting inside the camera for a proper exposure. With the camera in manual mode, however, you control the shutter speed to get the shot you really want.
To change the shutter speed in manual mode, just turn the command dial (1) and watch for the changing numbers in the LCD status screen (2).
Master Your DSLR Camera, Part 2: Manual Mode and More

Get To Know Your DSLR Presets

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Know Your DSLR Presets

So you took the plunge and bought a DSLR.  Excellent!  A whole new world of creative photography has just opened up for you.  The picture quality, low noise levels and creative settings on that new fancy dial on top are yours to command with your new photographer DSLR powers!

Hmm…  Speaking of that new fancy dial on top, what do they all mean anyway?  Sure, the guy at the store told you to just keep it on the “auto” or “green” box setting but you own the DSLR now so let’s dig into the details so you can start to actually get some good photos from it!  To start things out, let’s go through them one at a time.

“Green Mode” – This mode (sometimes called Auto or just a green square) is just what is sounds like.  It turns your camera into a point-and-shoot camera.  Us this when you just want to take a basic picture just remember that it will be whatever the camera determines is the best settings.

  •  Scene Modes – (Night portrait, Sports, Close-up, Landscape, Portrait…) all those little icons.  Use these if you want a quick fix to a tricky lighting problem.
  •  P – Program Auto (Point-and-shoot mode but with access to some options).  This is basically the same as the green mode but you override some setting if the camera doesn’t get it right.