Art Photography

Photography of the Natural World

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If you’re looking to expand your photography collection, expand the way you look at the natural world. Whether you are taking the photographs or collecting them, here are X different concepts to pay attention to.

1. Energy Photography

Beautiful scenes of the natural world come in contrast with the urban views all the time. One way that the human world ruins a natural scene is from smoke or drills associated with fossil fuel extraction and burning. One focus for photography that shows a more beautiful and clean version of human energy consumption is alternative energy photography. Solar panels and windmills look a little more beautiful with the backdrop of sprawling hills.

2. Animal Photography

One of the hardest subjects for people to photograph is wild animals. Because wild animals can be hard to find in their natural habitat and often move too much to get a good shot, their photos are even more valuable.

3. Weather Photography

Capturing the weather can also be fascinating. From rolling storm clouds to first snows to sunshine reflecting off of a puddle after a rainstorm, the changing weather patterns can be great for photographers to capture.

4. Human and Nature Juxtaposition

It is always interesting to see the way humans and the natural world as a whole fit together. Photography that captures that comparison can be hauntingly beautiful or even eye-opening. A shoe in the middle of a bed of wildflowers can make you look at the picture twice.

5. Close-Ups

The most common photographs of landscapes feature sprawling mountain ranges or a full pond. Change the perspective on these photographs and get really close to the subjects. A close up of a leaf or a water droplet makes the viewer feel small.

6. Experimenting With Color

Any of the photography mentioned before can reach a whole new level just by changing the colors. Once the photograph is taken, do not be afraid to experiment with filters and settings that change the root color of the whole picture.