Improve your photography skills with our top tips

It’s that time of year again, #Nature2020 is calling and will be dropping on Agora this Friday 21.01.20.

To give you a little head start so you can get preparing we’ve compiled our ultimate 3 nature photography tips, check them out!

Leave only footprints!

While not a technical photography tip our making minimal environmental impact and respecting the animals and environment you shoot is the most important tip we can give. Forget about composition and camera settings and make sure you are properly equipped for the conditions and move around carefully to avoid any disruption to the sensitive home of many living things taking absolutely everything that you brought away with you.

In addition, if you’re going to shoot nature photography, try to keep everything in the shot natural avoiding any use of props and interference from civilisation i.e power lines, manmade structures etc. If you’re after a powerful photo the more natural the better.

Photo by @henrydo, USA

Nature is science, study study study!

Studying your subjects will lead to more photo ideas. Photographing nature is an interesting topic, and continues to be so all over the Earth. It’s very important to study your subject, for a variety of reasons. Firstly, we can better capture images of things we understand. Knowing your subject’s habits will also help you predict shots. You’ll know when that swan is about to charge, when that particular plant is in bloom or at what time the tide comes in or out.

Photo by @jeetujam, India

Be creative!

Nature photography is an extensive and hugely popular genre of photography encapsulating landscape and wildlife among other sub-genres, meaning that it can feel like we’ve seen it all. But that it not the case! The world is full of infinite wonders yet to be documented or at least in different ways. Try to combine various elements of nature weather that be animals, the weather and geographical elements. Mix up your angles, play with the light and maybe even try to get some abstract shots of colors and textures!

Photo by @thenorthernfeel, Spain

🏆 Follow this advice and you could win:

  • $1000
  • 100,000 ⭐️s
  • Feature on the Agora Review
  • Worldwide coverage of your winning photo through our social media and international press!

In addition, the Top 50 photographers will win:

  • 5 credits
  • 5,000 ⭐️s

There’s no time to waste! Put our tips to practice and start preparing your best photos of #Nature2020 for this Friday! 🌿

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