Chapter 11. Nature and Landscape Photography

By now, you know that the EOS T2i/550D gives you full creative control. When you combine that with your creative vision, you are ready to make stunning nature and landscape images.

Nature and Landscape Photography

The regal look and rich colors of this peacock drew my eye immediately. Exposure: ISO 200, f/4, 1/125 second.

Making stunning images is the unconscious and instinctive blending of the technical and creative aspects of photography. As you acquire experience with your camera and shooting, the technical and creative components become a synergistic and fluid process, each complimenting the other. This chapter looks at approaches to shooting nature and landscape images.

Setting up for Nature and Landscape Shooting

It is a rare photographer who does not heed the call of photographing the singular beauty of this world. It's that call that lures photographers to travel the globe and shoot in all kinds of weather, simply to capture the vast array of natural wonders. While this chapter is titled "Nature and Landscape Photography," these broad categories also encompass travel, fine-art landscape, seascapes, flora, fauna, wildlife, and birds, as well as close-ups of the smallest structures in the natural world.

These photography categories share commonality in the diversity of light, the visual rhythm of the scenes and subjects, and in the photographer's desire to creatively ...

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