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Capturing Nature

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Nature photography is something I really enjoy. Capturing the beauty that surrounds me helps me to appreciate it just that much more! And you don't even need a DSLR to capture this beauty. You can use your phone camera and get beautiful images.

Tips:

  1. Morning & Evening Light ... when you begin to see that light shining through your window, that's the time to get outside and start shooting. I see light from the sun and it always makes me want to head outdoors to capture it.
  2. Golden Hour App ... you can use an app called Golden Hour to help you know when the best time is to catch the sun as it's rising or setting.
  3. Get low ... shooting from lower angles sometimes enables you to catch the prettiest scenes. Sometimes I'll hold my camera down low, not even looking through the view finder I just shoot and am amazed at what the sunlight does as it filters through the leaves and branches, like in the image above.
  4. Shoot directly into the sun ... and have some tree or bush behind what you're shooting. The bokeh that is produced can be incredible! If you're shooting with your DSLR, set your aperture around f9 or so (play around with it) and capture some beautiful sun flare.
  5. Shoot in the middle of the day too!

 

Capture the grass, the weeds, a walking path, bare branches, raindrops on the leaves. There's so much you can capture. I've thought about putting together a nature book that highlights all of the pretty nature that's on our property. What a fun thing that would be!

All images in this section are taken with my phone.

All images in this section are taken with my DSLR.

Have fun shooting!

Always Carolyn

Comments

    • Thank you Lisa! I’m so glad you like the tips and photos! I hope to get to see what you come up with! 🙂

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Angela McKee

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Angela McKee

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I am so thrilled to have worked with Carolyn to find perfect local pictures to have hang on the walls of our newly remodeled King Spa Suite.

She has a gift …

Carolyn has such a beautiful style, simple yet elegant. She has a gift for arranging items and capturing just the...

Rhadonda Sedgwick

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2019-09-26T18:13:48-07:00

Rhadonda Sedgwick

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Carolyn has such a beautiful style, simple yet elegant. She has a gift for arranging items and capturing just the right light! She is a sweet and talented soul and her still life photography and work speaks for itself!! Gorgeous!

She has become an amazing teacher of photography

Carolyn has a keen eye for how to compose still life set-ups, using lighting to enhance the scene she is...

Debra Miller Still Life Photographer

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2019-09-28T11:07:32-07:00

Debra Miller Still Life Photographer

Carolyn has a keen eye for how to compose still life set-ups, using lighting to enhance the scene she is displaying.

Her eye for beauty is exceptional!

Carolyn's work is so pleasing! Her eye for beauty in nature as well as in still life is exceptional!
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2019-09-28T11:15:27-07:00
Carolyn's work is so pleasing! Her eye for beauty in nature as well as in still life is exceptional!

She is extraordinarily talented and has a beautiful heart as well.

Her ability to create elegant, serene imagery by marrying both feminine and rustic elements is truly a gift.

Sandi Sutton, Editor The Joyful Life Magazine

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2019-09-29T18:09:06-07:00

Sandi Sutton, Editor The Joyful Life Magazine

Her ability to create elegant, serene imagery by marrying both feminine and rustic elements is truly a gift.
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