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Share your tips and experiences about Nature or Landscape Photography

Well, Nature Photography or Landscape photography is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating and rewarding form of Photography. I simply love to take the pictures of Nature. There is always something live and dramatic happening in our natural sorroundings. However it needs a lot of skill and experience to click great pictures in this form of photography. If you are an amateur like me most of the pictures that you take may look bland and boring. How about you, do you like the field of Landscape Photography. Share your tips and techniques in this regard

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NerdIndeed

I'm not that great of a photographer, but I find that using BOKEH effects on nature photography is excellent. Like focusing on an insect of some sort and using BOKEH on its background looks good. Then you enhance it with Photoshop. Similar to this one:

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TheArticulate

Because this post doesn't really give you much information on how to achieve the effect, I'll give some more technical detail for those of you who might actually want to try this yourself.

The term "bokeh" refers to the out of focus background in an image, but is professionally referred to as shallow depth of field (or DOF for short). This is particularly useful for closeup images of single subjects (such as in portraiture, or like the bird posted above), and it works to separate your subject from the background.

To get this look in your own photos, you'll need to shoot with a DSLR and a lens that has a very wide aperture, or f-stop. You'll shoot on manual mode and set the aperture yourself to get this look. Rule of thumb: the smaller the f-stop number, the larger the aperture on your lens is, which not only gives you a shallower depth of field, but also allows more light into your sensor (so be sure to adjust shutter speed and ISO accordingly if you're messing with your aperture). The picture above was probably shot at f/1.8 or wider, most likely.

For additional information, Kingston has a really nice tutorial on achieving the look here:



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jpk0007

Well that is an amazing technique of blurring the lights and the objects behind your subject and focusing completely on the subject. It does completely change the look of a picture which would otherwise look very bland or boring. I am not sure whether I would be able to do it on my own but it surely is an interesting and amazing method of taking pics. Thanks for sharing the video on "Bokeh" technique.



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davedaot04

Actually there's more than that online use internet to your advantage go to YouTube search for some tips about landscape photography, you can definitely find more information about that or go to google search in there or maybe free online courses.



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burgosmichael24

Wow! That was a really helpful information. I really want to know more about photography and the informations you shared can be a great help for someone like me. I was excited to capture a picture like that.



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edencaga

Wow, this technique gives me an idea about photography. I don't know Photography that well but somehow I have knowledge about it like adjusting the ISO, aperture and shutter speed but not all. I only know basic manuals but this technique of yours gives me new information.



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stbrians

This is an amazing photo. 6ou really did it fine. I love it. Your technique seems so good



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TheArticulate

I doubt that he took the photo he posted. I believe he grabbed it from somewhere to use as an example about what he's talking about.



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theresajane

This is one great photo. Well, I think that you really first need to have a high definition camera. This cannot be easily achieved with a simple Android phone camera



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NerdIndeed

Oh yes, you cannot achieve this by using a smartphone camera. You need to have a high-def digital camera for this one.



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Franzel2oo

I started nature photography not so long ago. Well, it wasn't anything fansy. My angle was to go around taking pictures of nature that lives right next to us. My subject was anything that caught my eye. Flowers, insects, birds, water and anything at all that was nature. I always tried to capture things from a perspective the human eye will hardly look from. This was to offer people another pair of eyes, so they could see things differently and be amazed. Too bad I lost the pictures on my stolen computer.



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theresajane

Well, I'm not a professional photographer and I am not perfect in this field. But, I do love seeing photographs of nature and different landscapes. The factors that will always make me adore the photo is aside from the scenery, it should be of high definition and the photo should have a wide scope of the subject.



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Kakashi2020

Use wide angled lenses for a panoramic effect when your taking photos of nature and landscape. It also depends on your subject, adjust your camera settings to what is applicable.



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esteban123

I am not an experts when it comes to photography but most of the time I prefer the landscape photography because it is more convenient and easy to deal with. I can make great angles and photos using such method which is one of my favorite because I can easily make great shots that are very helpful in my photography activities.



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Alania

My favorite moments about landscape photography have only two angles, from afar, or being on the contrary very close. No wonder native americans said that some animals resemble humans. When you take a close shot at the animal, you can see through the eyes how they can be similar to those of a certain human.



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theresajane

I love how one can reflect and have realizations with nature or landscape photographs. Since most people live in buy places, they only have the chance to look at nature and different landscapes through pictures, I guess, that's the reason why we still feel that we're one with them.



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knnon

You'll also need a good eye along with the skill if you want to take great shots. You also need to choose the right location and have the proper gear. A tripod would be much useful when you're taking a landscape photography. Make sure to maximize the depth of field. Lighting is also important! Shooting in RAW format would be good as well.



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amelia88

It might sound cheesy but I’d say that one of the best things with nature photography is to photograph what you’re passionate about - I feel like it comes through in the photography. Some people are all about mountains, others are ocean lovers. Some people enjoy photographing photo fields and others like photographing animals. Go with what you’re passionate about and your love for the content will shine through.



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Janie1994

Try to take your photos during either the first hour after the sunrises or the hour before the sun sets, these are the golden hours and it will add a little something extra to them! Also, make sure that you have a quality zoon lense as that's important if you're trying to take up close shots as having one that's bad at focusing or doesn't zoom in enough can destroy even the best naturally-compased shots.



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theresajane

Yes, I agree with you. I always love sunset (and sunrise) and the photos that I take during these hours are golden. The shade of the light alone is so beautiful and soothing.



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Janie1994

It just adds an otherwordly dimension to the photos. It's pretty much impossible to mess up any photos you take during those golden hours, that's how good the lighting is for photography.



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cjctm11

I love taking pictures specially when I travel but I couldn't say that I am professional to it. When I am taking some landscape, I always consider to have a subject like a person together with the landscape. My reason to this is that you could easily get some landscape or nature photos at google or any other source of photos you could possibly get. But when you have your own subject, there is the uniqueness on it.



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edencaga

Bokeh technique is so cool. I haven't heard it before but now I know it, its just wow!. That's amazing as I watched the video from above, I was really amazed that there are techniques like that. So creative and I must use this sometimes when taking pictures.



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emiaj55

I know this tip should be common but a lot does not really take this seriously. In taking Nature photos I learned these two tips.
1. Take not just a lot of the landscape. But take numerous photos of each angle of the landscape. This actually is very helpful on tourists spots or crowded places. Since there would always be something or someone that you do not want on your actual photo, taking alot of photos would help in editing out all unwanted elements while retaining the glory of the landscape.

This leads me to next tip.
2. Invest for a tripod. It is very essential to take similar photos without disturbing any angle.



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gutzman

i miss my photos before when I was a school journalist. Even though it's not part of my duty to take photos of nature and/or landscape, aside from the school events which has one like Earth's Day, I still find some time to take photos which I think is very regretful not to take a shot. Most of the time I took pictures of trees under the moonlight.



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Alania

The hardest thing about nature or landscape photography is the environment. I know that rain photos look great, but it's hard to capture them if you're outside with an equipment that isn't suitable for such task. My tip would be to have a proper equipment (camera) if you're planning on capturing something like rain drops in the nature.



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