There are times when you simply want to get the unsullied natural beauty of your subjects without the influence of extensive photo special effects.
If you’re a travelling photography hobbyist, or simply someone whose hobby is landscape or nature photography, you’ll always prefer to capture the pure majestic beauty of your subjects. But working to get what you want isn’t always possible for some reasons such as not enough light, wrong time of the day or night, among others. Here are three beautiful natural phenomenon and the special photography techniques that can help you create a pure depiction of these subjects.
The mass of flowing water rapidly falling over a steep cliff is a spectacular phenomenon. Waterfalls are among the most enchanting sceneries. To capture a waterfall’s pure beauty, you need to freeze the movement of the falling water. It will require you to adjust the shutter speed to at least 1/250 to achieve this effect. To have enough depth of field, use a wider lens and move closer to take a shot.
Fire dancing is a performance art form in which the performer skillfully spins/ moves a couple of equipment on fire while dancing. This dance is performed by many cultures in various forms. People love to witness a fire dance because there is something fascinating about the combination of beauty and danger involved in the performance. It is usually presented at night so that the audience can see and appreciate the full beauty of the dance.
Capturing a moving flame or streaks of fire is not an easy task. Remember that taking shots at night requires long exposure. Also make sure to increase your depth of field when there is not enough. Tripod is necessary since it is a long exposure and a flash unit to show the performer. You can actually take a variety of dramatic shots once you’re able to get the technique.
Glaciers lend a majestic panoramic view. The key to photographing glaciers is consistency of exposure, white balance and perspective. This will require you to set your camera to manual mode. Keep the whole image in mind to capture a panoramic view. Keep still while taking shots. To get appealing photographs of huge icescapes, take pictures when the ice is not melting.