Nature Photography Tips for Complete Beginners

Even though I’ve been writing this blog for over a year and a half, I’m still an absolute novice with my camera. I’m going to be absolutely honest, I rarely take it off auto. Yeah, I know. Shock horror. Am I a bad excuse of a blogger? Maybe. But hey, sometimes I do actually get some good shots on auto. And I’m going to show you how! I especially love nature photography but if you guys enjoy it, maybe I can turn it into a little series, including fashion and products? Oooh let me know! First, here are some examples of my work (oooh how faaancy)


Quite proud of them, not going to lie! Anyway, we begin…

  1. Zoooooom

Don’t ask me why, don’t ask me how but zoom gets me these awesome blurred backgrounds! I mean LOOK at the second sheep! It also makes the focused item of the photos appear quite crisp and sharp, which is never a bad thing, I think! So, have a little play with the zoom on your camera! Although personally I wouldn’t recommend it on phones as it loses its quality very quickly!

2. Use the angle

You see the one of the sea ( 😉 ) I took? I used the grass to really deepen the photo (I sound like I know what I’m saying but I really don’t). It also normally adds some more colour and texture to ya girl’s photos, and that’s good too. It also means you don’t have to stand on tip toes to avoid anything in the foreground!

3. Keep it natural

I love the composition of the lambs in the first picture, it’s very natural, as if they don’t know that someone if photographing them. Personally, this is my nature style of choice because it show the raw beauty of these cute little fluffy t’ings. See what interesting compositions you can get!

4. Snappin’ til you drop

Take multiple photos, even if the one on the tiny camera screen looks in focus, you want to be able to have options! The amount of times I’ve only taken one photo and it would have looked SO good if it was in focus haha!

So that’s my nature photography tips! Let me know what your favourite type of photography is, and whether you enjoyed these tips or not!

Lots of Love,

Lottie ♥

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New Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45

Well hellloooooooo there! Today I have some pretty exciting news! Today, I show you a new addition to the family. She’s beautiful. She’s spectacular. She’s a camera. Yup. Now you may or may not know about my obsession with cameras if you haven’t read my July Favourites 2014. Mmmmmm I love me some camera. I present to you, my wonderful internet friends, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ45! (no, I don’t know where they come up with these names):


I know, she’s a beauty. Never in a million years would I think I’d have a camera like this. I haven’t had long to test her (yes, I know it’s sad deciding what gender a piece of plasticy metal is, but hey, that’s how I roll) She has a 24x optical zoom and I may or may not have zoomed in too far when taking a picture of my sister. The final product: a wonderful view of her nostrils. Mmmmm, yummy. I didn’t actually buy the camera brand new, I got her from a friend second hand. I’m all about the charity work! If we hadn’t brought up the subject of buying a new camera, who knows if I’d ever get the chance of getting a camera like this! I honestly feel so lucky. Here are some comparisons of my new camera and my old digital camera, a Nikon Coolpix S3200. The Coolpix was great when you got a good picture, the ones above were taken by it. But when you don’t get a good picture, it’s not pretty.



I found the Coolpix pictures were quite dull compared to the Lumix ones.

So…what do you think? I really like photography and would love to have more of an excuse to practise my skills, and I think I’ve found the perfect excuse!

What camera have you got?  Let me know in the comments!

Lots of Love,

Lottie ♥

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