Photography has been my childhood passion. People are always asking me for tips on taking the right picture. So, mentioned below are some the most effective tips that will help you improve your nature or wildlife photography skills.
- Always consider the light
Learn to understand the light(I’m talking about the nature light). While taking a picture try to consider different aspects such as shadow, color, texture etc. For me the best time for photography would be early morning with yellowish/orange lighting and environment is warm and fresh. You can also click pictures on late afternoon which will provide you with that reddish evening light.
- Try something new
Try a different angle, move your lens around, take close shots, instant picture or just mix things up. Use quick shutter or the blur feature to produce an amazing photograph. I would advise you not to focus completely on the subject but to be aware of the surroundings.
- Use closer frames
When it comes to nature/wildlife photography, you need to capture the moment in the best way possible. I still remember my first wildlife photograph. After such a long wait when I got the opportunity “I got excited”. What was supposed to be a beautiful deer became just a blurry dot.So make sure you close enough (but not too close), capture the right moment and try to use the entire frame on the subject and surrounding.
- Get a tripod
This is another critical tip which most of the beginners ignore. According to me, having a tripod is very crucial. Every pro photographer knows the importance of tripods. Rather than going for a heavy one, I would recommend you to buy a lighter tripod which would be convenient to carry.
- Travel for pictures
You need to checkout various beautiful locations to get that one perfect picture. So keep travelling whenever possible.
- Practice your photography
Keep practicing your photography skills. Start by taking normal pictures of friends, gardens, birds, children etc. Never let your passion fade away, practice a lot.
- Respect your work
Learn to appreciate your pictures as well as accept criticism. This will surely help you develop as a photographer.
- Refer to Books and Keep Researching
There are many books or ebooks of photography that will help you brush up your skills. Beginners can also check out Youtube for video tutorial on photography