Nature Photography Tips
On our social media (@glamplyfe everywhere), you’ll see we emphasize photography. We’ve found that featuring photos of our Ohio campsite online draws in a lot of new guests who live outside of the area. While “word of mouth” and good reviews are important, photography and videography convinces the aesthetically inclined. We’re always looking for new pictures from past visits to GlampLyfe! We especially want to see your pets and loved ones. In order to get the best photos, we’ve compiled a list of some of the top nature photography tips from Masterclass (which also includes gear suggestions) and American Forest.
- Pay special attention to the light: Google “Golden Hour” and your state if you’re not sure of when this is.
- Plan accordingly: Rain boots? Sunglasses? Come prepared for the weather.
- Use the rule of thirds: This means separating your shot into three equal parts and lining up your subject matter symmetrically.
- Patience is key: It only takes one shutter to get the perfect shot.
- Get creative: Try playing with different heights and angles.
- Study nature: What time of year do turtles hatch? What time of day does the crow fly over the river?
- Always be respectful of the natural world: Please clean up behind yourself and don’t alter/destroy any natural habitats.
- You don’t need a fancy Nikon or Canon to shoot: Phone cameras have great range these days. You can adjust your phone settings or use editing Apps after.
- Don’t give up: Smooth seas don’t make for skillful sailors.
- Have fun!