(Last Updated on : 23/05/2013)
'Both the grand and the intimate aspects of nature can be revealed in the expressive photograph. Both can stir enduring affirmations and discoveries, and can surely help the spectator in his search for identification with the vast world of natural beauty and the wonder surrounding him'.
'There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer'. ----- Ansel Adams
Capturing the beauty of nature, the natural scenes and the rich textures outdoors is what constitutes nature photography. Every nature photograph is all about how the photographer perceives the wide frame in front of him or her and it depicts the photographer's aesthetic values. Nature photography needs more control over the equipments and the picture taking ability has to be very different in this. Birds and animals do their best to remain unseen and often a lot of unusual techniques are required to capture them. Nature photography is a rewarding and satisfying hobby.
Some nature photographers have a rare eye to see the natural patterns and with the right set of skills they are able to capture the images with details of light and texture perfectly recorded.
Nature photography is very diverse and one can't possibly cover everything. The medium is constantly evolving with evolving styles and people are willing to experiment more. Nature is as much in the panorama as it is in the macro. Ansel Adams was one excellent nature photographer, an heir to a long tradition of American wilderness photographers who carried cameras and tripods and even portable darkrooms into the wilderness in order to capture breathtaking sites in the countryside. Adams created a mood with his photographs that could not have been existent in the actual location. He could make a fruitful and lively mountain look bland. He wasn't a photographer but a master at creating emotions, the kind nobody has created yet.