In daily photography activities, flowers, plants, animals, etc. are all types of subjects that photographers are keen on. In fact, these subjects can also be classified into the concept of “ecological” photography. Ecological photography has higher goals for ordinary animal and plant photography, and the expression technique will be closer to realism.
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Photography is a way of showing ecology, and ecology is the premise of photography. The photographer should reflect the true state of the organism in the ecosystem and capture the natural scene. This also means that the photos of ecological photography should not deliberately create an unreal artistic atmosphere, but should use photography to truly show the life process of animals and plants. Today, we will use two tips to bring you the main points of plant-based ecological photography.
Aiming at the pursuit of authenticity in ecological photography, the photographer should present the state of the scene environment as much as possible. For example, shooting flowers and grass subjects can organically combine flowers and insects. We all know that insects get nutrients through flowers and plants, and flowers and plants also spread pollen and seeds through this behavior of insects. Such a biological cycle process can well show the theme of ecology.
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If you want to shoot themes such as insects and flowers, you need the photographer to use a macro perspective to get a prominent subject. Since insects are relatively easy to be disturbed, you can choose to use a telephoto lens to obtain a close-up view of the macro view when shooting. We can choose AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR with a good imaging telephoto lens for shooting, using the spatial compression of 200mm telephoto to take close-up close-ups of insects, flowers and plants, in a natural state Harvest the ideal picture.
AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR
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If you want to take an excellent ecological environment photo, you need to choose an earlier time period. One hour before sunrise, the light began to show drastic color changes. If the weather conditions on the day of shooting are ideal, the light can form blue and red-purple color bands on the horizon. If there are clouds, the color of the clouds before sunrise will be very strong, while bringing a soft and soothing background tone. Through the reflection of the morning light, it can set the main tone for the entire ecological photography, and at the same time can provide the ideal tone performance.
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However, the morning light before sunrise is relatively weak. It is recommended that photographers use a camera with good low-light focusing capabilities such as the Nikon Z 6. The core of the Z 6 is an FX-format back-incident CMOS sensor with approximately 24.5 million effective pixels and focal plane phase detection autofocus pixels. It makes full use of the good optical performance of the NIKKOR Z mount to bring good clarity to the image. At the same time, the built-in VR vibration reduction function can assist in compensating the shutter speed, making it easier for you to obtain the ideal exposure when shooting.
Nikon Z 6
In fact, taking photos of ecological themes, the more important thing is to show the true and magnificent side of nature. It is necessary for the photographer to take the initiative to learn about nature and the environment he is in. If you are interested in ecological photography, you may wish to choose the right equipment and try it yourself!
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