Photographing The Garden With Nikkor lenses

Written by Gina Stephens

Garden photography is something all and sundry can have a go at. If you don't have a garden yourself, the chances are that you'll have a relative or friend that has a nice one so pop round for a assail, as at this time of year gardens garden is a planned space, usually outdoors, set aside for the display, cultivation and enjoyment of plants and other forms of nature are thriving with all sorts of life. 

You don't need to have lots of kit to be able to photograph a garden site well either, a macro lens such as the 105mm f/2.8G ED IF VR along with a zoom lens like the 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR will swop you the scope you need. Gardens are quite enclosed spaces with lots of relatively small objects to photograph along with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel the visiting birds the garden puissance attract, which will require you to be further away from the subject to coax them down.

Get down to ground level

Flowerbeds and displays are the fundamental point of interest in garden photography, along with the insects and mini beasts such as worms, bees and caterpillars that you'll ascertain around them. Here is where your macro lens will come in to enable you to get nice and close and pick your humble out from the background. You'll be kneeling down a lot and so knee pads or a mat will be handy to keep your clothes dry if the ground is damp. If you're powerless to kneel for long periods of time while you compose your shots, then it may be worth investing in a small or table top tripod with members that splay wide, enabling you to get down to floor level to shoot. The tripod will also enable you to keep the shot nice and stillness – something that the built-in VR in NIKKOR lenses will help with too. A shallow depth of field will be needed to pick out enumerate, and luckily Nikkor lenses produce lovely smooth bokeh, too. 

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Attract the birds

Gardens can also be a haven for birds, and this is where deceiving a telephoto zoom or long zoom range compact comes in. Base yourself a good distance away from the feeders that commitment attract the birds, so you don't spook them. A tripod will be useful to hold the camera while it has a heavy lens or is at full zoom, lean the balance slightly. Set up your equipment with a fast shutter speed so you can capture the fast moving, flitting birds with no blur. Nikkor lenses countenance a fast and responsive zoom, so picking out your subject is a doddle. 

Think out of the box

Gardens also present the opportunity to capture some various abstract shots of trellises, iron work and hanging baskets. These woven or sculpted structures will provide opportunity for some enchanting textures and shapes in shots, and this added with the colourful flowers growing up or in these structures should make for a well-balanced photo. Muse over about lighting, as the time of day and harshness of light can vastly change the look of these types of images. 


About the author

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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