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Re: Nature & Wildlife Photography General Discussion

Post by D0m » Thu Jun 18, 2015 1:25 pm

I mean started again not completely started, sorry bad wording.
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Re: Nature & Wildlife Photography General Discussion

Post by alethe » Thu Jun 18, 2015 1:28 pm

Also landscapes aren't good at all for beginners.
You'll just end up getting angry at the camera
I know i did
I hate landscapes
Also moving animals arent either ?? You start with still life

Besides, I don't even have a landscape where I live so


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Post by D0m » Thu Jun 18, 2015 1:30 pm

No, I mean as you're not a beginner you could try it.

Beginners should start with still life, yes.
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Post by alethe » Thu Jun 18, 2015 1:31 pm

I enjoy still life more than anything, actually. I have so much junk. So much.
I would like to do nature but I live in the place where nature doesn't exist


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Post by D0m » Thu Jun 18, 2015 1:33 pm

Yeah, you suggested that on your original post. Which is why I said landscapes.
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Post by Stripe2012 » Sun Jun 21, 2015 3:04 am

LupaValdo2001-2014 wrote:I am a young photographer (its actually a thing where I live :D)
I have many images stored on my computer and may out some up later on if you want to see a few. I have a couple tips (some may have been mentioned already.


First off - Stationary Animals
  • -Approach the animal quietly, not making sudden movements and/or loud noises.
    -Look at the animals position, then choose the angle which shows their body and face in the best proportion and shape
    -Get your camera/phone focused on the animals head mainly Make sure the body is also in focus
    -Take more than one, at least three to insure you have at least one good photo to take away with you
    -If you're not sure about the angle take many from different angles and compare later.
Secondly - Moving Animals
  • -For a walking animal, get slightly diagonal from the head
    -Give yourself a long stretch in front of the animal, to make sure the camera has time to focus
    -Make sure its in great focus
    -Take a lot of photos, this is some of the hardest photography.
I use a large camera for my photography course and a small Nikon for normal, depending on your skill level you need a different kind of camera. Mine is not a amazing one but I make up for it with my technique and get just as good pictures as any one else on a high quality camera. If you are a beginner I'd say a medium quality camera would do best.
Now for landscapes.

  • -Find an angle
    -Take many photos
    -Fine a main focal point The point you want to stand out to everyone and make sure its well focused on this
    -See if you want a photo from up high or down low
    -What do you want as a background? Do you want any specific elements? Then if you do make sure you find the angle and things you want
Hope this helps everyone and that's about it for now. If you want to see some photography, PM me and I'll show you some examples

All my images are edited to add a watermark, none have filters or fancy things unless their purpose was for photo edits and collages.
This was really helpful, Lupa! Thanks, glad to have a friend who is an amazing photographer!
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Re: Nature & Wildlife Photography General Discussion

Post by D0m » Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:10 pm

WickedTrickster wrote:Still life is easier to take pictures of but when
That starts to get boring after a while i try to
Be creative and stack random things together as high
As i can go.

Every now and then i try to go out and take pictures
Of the city or people rushing by.

When I moved I lived in this really old fashioned
Town that wore the 1900's outfits and still had the buildings
from back then that are still not torn down. Those were great
Things to take pictures of.
Cool! Those must of been good images if you got a good angle and focus
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