Main Segment – Top 15 nature photography tips
Nick’s top 5
- Expose for the highlights
- Ask yourself “what is the story, and why do I want to take this photo”
- Bad weather makes for good photos
- A different perspective makes for more compelling photos
- Look at the work of others, get inspired, and never settle
Jim’s top 5
- Get the tripod height right. Sometimes it doesn’t matter. Usually you’re too high.
- Stop being so lazy!
- Look at a bunch of photos right before the trip and save them on your phone
- Data grab
- Dump the hurdles to you being creative
- Cable release
- Mirror lockup
- White balance
- “Rules” of composition
Majeed’s top 5
- Explore compositions with your cell phone; spend time in an area before you pull out the camera. Try to “see” interesting compositions and angles. Sometimes the camera can become an obstacle to creativity and the tripod legs can grow into the ground.
- Look behind you.
- Don’t trust your display.
- Make your own luck.
- Don’t be afraid to be creative, be afraid of being uncreative.
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