Nature photography: from macro to landscape
Whether you are taking a picture of your dog playing in the forest, the sun setting during your holiday, capturing wildlife in Africa, or waiting for hours in a bird watching cabin with your telephoto lens; at that moment, you are practising nature photography. Nature photography is an extensive subject that encompasses capturing landscapes, animals, insects, and plants in their natural environment.
We would like to help you take your photos to the next level! Because the avid nature photographer should, of course, have complete control over the shutter time and aperture, the wide-angle and tele zoom lens cannot be missing from their gear, and a good tripod could provide some much-needed sharpness to their photos. But of course, there's more to it than just good equipment. Check out our tips, learn the right techniques and get to know the various disciplines within nature photography!
Nature photography: Must haves
Photographing birds of prey
A workshop by nature photographer Steven Ruiter
Steven Ruiter was discovered by Paul Huf in 1978. Since then, he has had many publications in national and international magazines and books. His photos can be viewed in the offices of KLM in Paris and Milan. With his photos, Steven made it into the finals of big photography competitions, and in 2012 he was nominated for the finals of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year. In 2014 and 2016, his photos also made it into the finals for the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
The world around us is once again becoming greener and greener, and many a critter is out and about again. The temperatures are getting more comfortable and the days are becoming longer. In short: this is the time of year for macro photography. We are here to help you on your way.
Jurgen Sloots has many years of experience as a nature photographer. Recently, he gave four lectures about nature photography at Photospecialist. A good moment to catch up with Jurgen about his passion for photography.
Whether you are into small, colourful songbirds, or large, impressive birds of prey, almost anyone can appreciate a beautiful picture of birds. Unfortunately, it can be tricky to capture our feathered friends. Therefore, we have compiled some tips on how to go about photographing them.