Become a nature photographer with these top tips

Sep 21 2021

Girl taking a photograph of a flower

You don’t need a fancy camera to be a photographer, you just need a device that will take pictures and an artist’s eye. A lot of things go into taking a great photo, and the more you try the more you will learn. Here are some handy tips to get you started. But remember, the most important thing is to get out there and give it a go!


Your subject is the main thing you want to take a picture of. Once you know what you want to photograph, you can decide where the best place to go will be. Want to take pictures of birds? Try somewhere with berries or trees. Want to take pictures of insects? Try somewhere with flowers and bushes.


The way you take a picture can turn something boring into a really interesting picture. Rain might seem boring, but a picture of a single raindrop hanging off a petal can be beautiful. Try thinking of interesting ways to look at what you’re photographing.

Light and focus

A brightly lit area with an in-focus camera is a great place to start in taking clear pictures of the world around you. Once you’ve mastered that, why not try experimenting? Try mixing shadows with light or focussed areas with unfocussed areas and see how it changes the picture. Does it make the picture happy or sad? Does it make your subject look serious or playful?