Nature Photography - 10 Amazing Tips For Beginners
Nature Photography
October 31, 2019

If you often find yourself thinking about all the places you are visiting to capture beautiful photographs while you are on nature or wildlife tour, then there are high chances that you are attracted to Nature Photography.


You must have come across stunning nature photographs on the internet and wondered, how did the photographer manage to do that. Well, the answer is simple, you can be a good nature photographer with great practice and some very amazing tips to follow.


Here Are Tips For Nature Photography Beginners


1. Study Your Location Beforehand:

Knowing the place before you visit there is very important as you will get a clear understanding of what kind of photographs you can click there and what will be the weather etc. For more inspiration, you can also look up for some photographs clicked by other photographers on the internet.

Knowing the place weather-wise and geographically is going to be an add on as you can get prepared beforehand and your trip will not be wasted because of natural changes.


2. What Gears To Carry:

Just like other genres of photography, Nature photography also has its own lenses and gear to carry. It is not a written rule but almost all the nature photographers will suggest you carry a zoom lens, which will let you click beautiful photographs of distant objects.

Using a zoom lens with a wide aperture is the best such as f/1.4, f/1.8, or f/2.0.


3. Carry A Good Bag:

Nature photographs are different in all the places and quite unpredictable, so it is advisable you have a bag which is water and dustproof. It will certainly keep your gear and equipment from damage.

You will also have to make sure that the bag is comfortable to carry, or your entire excitement will be sucked up by the time you actually have to take out the camera and shoot the location.


4. A Tripod Is A Must:

There is no way you can convince yourself that you might not require a tripod. But let me tell you, you will regret not taking one along.

It is literally the most useful thing for capturing amazing landscapes and still shots. So to reduce your struggle, look for a tripod that is compact, foldable and light in weight. Also, something that can handle your camera setup on it.

It is always a good idea to carry a tripod while you are on a nature photography tour.


5. Get Comfortable:

Now get it out of your mind, nature photography is not standing in one place and waiting for the frame to get picture-worthy. It is adventurous and sporty. You have to crawl in mud and walk all over the water to get the perfect shot.

And for that, you must first make sure that you are comfortable enough to do that. Make sure you wear a good pair of sports shoes with better grip, comfortable clothes and the backpack you carry should be compact and easy to carry.


 6. Prepare A Checklist:

Have a mental checklist ready with you:

- Have you made arrangements for the entry pass (if any)? Is photography allowed or prohibited in that place?

- How are you going to reach there? It is approachable through public transport, or will you have to take your own vehicle? If yes, then where will you park the vehicle?

- Are there any time restrictions to visit the place?

- How is the weather going to be like?

- keep a check of the sunrise and sunset timings.


7. Shoot In RAW Mode:

There are so many reasons you must shoot your photographs in RAW mode. But here I will state a few like RAW photographs will carry extra details of the image which you can later use while editing the photographs.

RAW images definitely take more space than the JPEG formats, but it is worth for all the details you get to capture in your photograph.


8. Lower Your ISO:

Lower ISO will make sure your image is sharp and noise-less. It will make all the photographs you take, look professional even before post-processing the photograph.



9. Use Only Natural Light:

What is nature photography without making optimal use of natural light? Nature photography happens best when you use the sun and moon as your source of light to capture any object that comes before your camera.

But tackling the light can very difficult at times, especially when the sun is very harsh. At those times, you must play around with your camera settings to adjust the light enough to brighten up the photograph.


10. Use Creative Angles And Perspectives:

Every photographer has their own style, and you too can create your own style by clicking a photograph from a different angle or perspective. 

It’s not mandatory to use a tripod stand, you can believe in your composition skills and go ahead with your own creativity.



Every photograph clicked, shows the passion towards the subject. And your nature photography will only be successful if you start to appreciate nature as it is.

Love it, belief in it and you will see how dramatic nature can get.


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