Lighting Tips for Nature Photographers

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Have you ever heard of a paradigm shift before? This little catchphrase was coined by write and productivity expert, Stephen R. Covey. However, you’ll find people talking about paradigm shifts for virtually every profession or scenario these days; it’s not a term limited only to personal productivity anymore. Today’s macro photography tutorial is going to touch on how to apply a very simple paradigm shift the next time you are out in the field taking photographs of plants or flowers.

We all know that nature photography is the bread and butter for a lot of beginner macro photographers. As such, it’s very important to learn all the tips and tricks that you can to make your macro photographs look as good as possible. The little paradigm shift you are about to learn is all about lighting and perspective. Take a look and see how easy it can be to “flip the script”, as it were, the next time you’re shooting plants and flowers…



It is so very easy to get caught in the trap of thinking that you must approach every photography subject the same way. We walk by a potential subject, notice it and then decide that it simply MUST be photographed from our current perspective. Sometimes, however, you find that the lighting from your original position is simply not conducive to making your photographs pop as much as you would like.

By using the little paradigm shift/lighting trick you just learned, however, you can turn an otherwise flat, uninteresting photograph and turn it into something altogether different. Give this little trick a try the next time you find that your nature photographs are turning out a little bland.

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