How to Take Good Photos of Nature!!!!

Introduction: How to Take Good Photos of Nature!!!!

are you  an avid nature fan, photographer, or a person who wants to expand your knowledge? then this is your instuctable.
P.S this is my fisrt ible so advice is helpful so i can make better instructables!

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Step 1: Supplies

here is a list of thngs you'll need.
1. a camera. duhhh! any camera will do.
2. a nature scene worth a photo.
3. a fair amount of sun. without it taking the pictures will be harder.
4 an edit program on your computer, for minor and major fixes.
5. a tripod or a stable platform if you can get one.

Step 2: Camera Settings.

if you have a camera that anyone can buy, then kudos to you. you don't need a big expensive camera good photos are taken by any camer.the three cameras used in these pictures are cheap compared to big cameras. you can go to BestBuy, Walmart or any such store and get a camera. if your camera has a little dial for settings it's best to leave it on the auto setting, messing with the other settings is fustrating and if you take a picture with the wrong settting the photo is ruined. also no flash, it unnaturely lights the photo there a reason you have an edit program to fix this kind of thing.

Step 3: Places to Take Your Photos

there are three catagories of places to take photo
1. uninhabited areas such as forests or small creeks or other such areas.=1
2.inhabited areas such as your backyard or a nature trail=2
3. unlit areas=3 unfocused=3 deadthings=3 deadthings are not good subjects.

Step 4: Subject.

every picture has a subject it may be a person an animal a flower or anything.
one good choice for nature is a fallen log, or other such object.
try not to focus on the subject use it as a foreground and try to focus on both the foreground and the background.

Step 5: Editing.

the final moment when your pushing the button on your camera then it's over.
now that you have taken the photo theres only one more thing to do... edit!
i use picasa 3 it is a great editing program. you can fix lighting shadowing. and you can even make it black and white and there you have if you follow these steps nature will be forever saved on your computer unless you print.
thank you. enjoy.

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    4 Discussions


    8 years ago on Introduction

    First off, I don't find any of the provided pictures very appealing, some of them have potential to be great photographs, if taken in the right way. I believe the biggest part of being a good photographer is understanding how your camera works which means using all manual controls(at least at first). You don't go into any info on that, so you are pretty much point-shoot picture taking, which usually ends up with crummy photos. I also don't believe you shouldn't rely on editing for all your photos; if you're truly a great photographer than you should be able to take an amazing photo with little or no digital help. Some of the best photographers of all time would wait years for the lighting to be correct in a particular location.

    I think the best way to learn/become a good photographer is to start with a B+W film SLR, with full manual controls, before you move to any kind of color or digital equipment, as it is much easier to learn the ins and outs of photography with the most basic equipment.


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    i'm sorry you don't ike my photos but art is for the artist not the people.
    and i am not a beginner photographer this is for people with some expierence not some idiot who found a camera on the side of the road.
    and you don't have to edit photos this is just for minor chabges say if some thing moved or if the lighting is bad so you can fix this and make it good art.
    and a photographer would not wait years nature changes faster then we can wait for the perfect photos so a good photographer would not wait years at most days not years that's just ill advized.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    You recommend leaving your camera (any camera) on auto and not forcing the flash, so there is not much to learn about camera settings in there.
    For subject you advise oranything, and under editing i use picasa 3 - without how you edit with it.
    Could you add more useful information?

    And I don't really understand your three categories of places to take photos. Indoors/outdoors natural/built environments are a better start if there's value in categorising places.



    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    1st i'm not teaching about the camera settings i'm saying it's best to leave it on that.
    2nd every ones idea on art is for them to decide not me so i am not going to tell them how to edit their art i'm just going to start them off in the right direction.
    3rd and lastly i'm wrighting this instructable on nature not faux nature or man made objects place into nature built enviroments are not nature.
    1. uninhabited areas such as forests or small creeks or other such areas.=1 this means that the purest form of nature un thouched by civilization.
    2.inhabited areas such as your backyard or a nature trail=2 meaning people frequent this spot and is sometimes ruined and is not the best for photos.
    3. unlit areas=3 unfocused=3 deadthings=3 deadthings are not good subjects this means no photos! here it would be un advized and not very well thought out only if there is an animal in there and it would move on with in a minute thats the only time you should take a photo in these conditions.