How to Take Fun Photos in Nature | My Shot Photo Tips with Hilary

How to Take Fun Photos in Nature | My Shot Photo Tips with Hilary


HILARY: THIS IS MYSHOT
PHOTO TIPS WITH HILARY AND I’M HILARY. GRAB YOUR
CAMERA AND HEAD OUTSIDE. TO HELP YOU
GET YOUR BEST SHOT, WE’VE ASKED PROFESSIONAL
WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER, GABBY SALAZAR, TO SHARE
SOME OF HER SECRETS. FIND A DIFFERENT
PERSPECTIVE. LOOK FOR NEW AND EXCITING
WAYS TO PHOTOGRAPH YOUR SUBJECT. LOOK UP AND LOOK DOWN. YOU MIGHT NOT BE ABLE
TO MOVE YOUR SUBJECT. BUT YOU CAN MOVE AROUND IT. DON’T BE AFRAID
TO GET DOWN ON THE GROUND FOR A NEW ANGLE. INSTEAD OF TAKING A
NORMAL LANDSCAPE PHOTO OF THIS MOUNTAIN, GABBY
DECIDED TO SHOW IT REFLECTED IN THE RIVER. THE IMAGE MAKES YOU
STOP AND LOOK MORE CLOSELY. LEADING LINES. USE LINES TO DRAW YOUR
VIEWER’S EYES INTO THE PHOTO. LEADING LINES CAN BE
FORMED BY NATURAL OBJECTS, SUCH AS A RIVER, A ROW OF
TREE-TOPS, BIRDS IN FORMATION, TURTLES ON A LOG,
OR EVEN CLOUDS. IN GABBY’S PHOTO, THE
DIAGONAL LINES CREATED BY THE PLANT LEAD YOUR EYE RIGHT
TO THE CUTE LITTLE GECKO. SHOOT AT EYE LEVEL. INSTEAD OF PHOTOGRAPHING AN
INSECT OR YOUR DOG FROM ABOVE GET DOWN ON THE
GROUND TO THEIR EYE LEVEL. PHOTOS ARE MORE
COMPELLING WHEN YOUR SUBJECT IS LOOKING RIGHT AT YOU. THIS GRASSHOPPER
WAS SITTING ON A LEAF ABOUT TWO FEET OFF THE GROUND. INSTEAD OF
SHOOTING FROM ABOVE, SHE GOT RIGHT AT EYE LEVEL. SHOW YOURSELF IN NATURE. BE CREATIVE IN HOW
YOU SHOOT YOUR PHOTOS. YOU CAN PHOTOGRAPH YOUR
FRIEND SILHOUETTED AGAINST THE SUNSET, OR GET CLOSE
AND FOCUS ON LITTLE DETAILS, LIKE YOUR FRIEND PLANTING
VEGETABLES IN THE GARDEN. SHOW US WHY YOU LOVE BEING
OUT IN NATURE AND WHAT THAT EXPERIENCE IS LIKE. GABBY WANTED TO SHOW HOW
FAR ABOVE THE GROUND SHE WAS. SO INSTEAD OF PHOTOGRAPHING
OFF THE SIDE OF THE WALKWAY, SHE CHOSE TO
PHOTOGRAPH HER FEET. EXPERIMENT. EXPERIMENT WITH DIFFERENT
ANGLES, DIFFERENT LIGHTING, AND DIFFERENT TECHNIQUES. BE CREATIVE AND HAVE FUN. INSTEAD OF PHOTOGRAPHING
THE ENTIRE WATERFALL, GABBY ZOOMED IN TO FOCUS
ON THE RAINBOW CREATED IN THE SPRAY OF WATER. SHE EXPERIMENTED WITH
MANY DIFFERENT COMPOSITIONS BEFORE CHOOSING THIS ONE. CHECK BACK AT NATGEOKIDS.COM
FOR A GALLERY OF OUR FAVORITES.

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