I first decided to start taking photographs of nature after following the brilliant Robert Testagrossa on his social media pages. At that stage I was looking for a particular genre of photography to get involved with, and this called to me more than the others. Since I have been snapping shots of nature there has been so many amazing moments for me, and as I became more serious I started to take trips into nature to try and capture the most amazing components of the natural world. This for me is one of the best ways of investing my time as a photographer, and here is why I think everyone who loves to snap, will love a trip.
Going camping is certainly one of the best ways to enjoy nature and setting yourself in the heart of a place removed from the modern world is wonderful. If however you take a trip with your camera, then you get more into the scenery the more that you spend time there. This is of course because of the fact that you are quite literally staring into nature all of the time, waiting for slight changes and inspiration. If you truly want to become one with nature, this is absolutely the way go about doing so.
When you only have an hour or so to try and get a shot you tend to spread yourself out a bit and take as many shots as you can. This often is as much as you can do in fact. When however you have a great deal of time to spend in nature, such as during a trip, there is much more of a challenge to get the right shot, and not just any old shot. I have spent an entire day before in a certain setting, trying to capture its majesty in the best way that I could with the talent that I have. I have certainly felt more of a challenge to get the right shot when I am in this kind of trip, then when I only have a short time in nature.
Those Little Surprises
One of the reasons why I loved the genre of nature photography so much is that animals and wildlife always throw up these little surprises that give you the chance to capture something truly special. It stands to reason therefore that the more time that you spend in the natural world, the more open you are to these little surprises taking place. This could be anything from a family of geese walking by to a fish diving into a river to catch its prey. If you are ready with your camera then it just may be that you are able to capture one of these surprises as they happen, giving you an amazing photograph to take home.
This is why I love going on trips into nature, armed with nothing more than a tent and a camera.