I’m definitely more of a hiker than a photographer. Nevertheless, I very much enjoy recording and sharing the scenery I encounter on my walks, and so photography has become an integral part of my hiking experience. This escalated rather when I started my blog.
I definitely wouldn’t classify what I do as landscape photography. Those guys spend a lot of time setting up a shot, choosing the right lighting, and editing the photo afterwards. And they use a lot of gear I don’t have, like lens filters and tripods. The end result is often a work of art, but that’s not even what I want out of a photo. I just want to accurately portray what my eyes saw, and sometimes add a little artistry to a shot.
As I get more obsessed with my photography I am inevitably learning things through trial and error. I’ve compiled some of this learning into ten tips for taking decent shots of your hikes.
- Not Too Much Sky
- Landscape or Portrait Orientation
- 16:9 versus 4:3
- Wonky Horizons
- Light and Shadow
- Shooting Wildlife… with a camera!
- Photography Gear
- Editing Your Photos
- Have Some Fun
(If you want to look at some galleries of my photos, you can find them here.)Continue reading “Taking Better Photos On Your Hikes”