The difference between an average photograph and an eye-catching one doesn’t necessarily require you to buy a new camera.
Sometimes you only need to make a few small changes to completely light up a photo – such as adjusting your angle, or changing the composition.
Local Overberg photographer, Jocelyn de Kock, has visited Flower Valley Conservation Trust numerous times over the years, to capture our projects on camera.
And on Nature Photography Day (Monday 15 June), she chats to Flower Valley – sharing her tips on how to turn average nature photos into those that tell the story best.
In this 13-minute chat, she uses examples of her own work (including photos taken on Flower Valley Farm), to showcase:
- The importance of composition, and the use of thirds;
- Tips on how to get the lighting just right, to avoid heavy shadows;
- How to change the angle of a photo for maximum impact;
- And ideas on making your focal point (such as a flower) stand out, especially when it’s surrounded by lots of noise (leaves, twigs etc.).
Flower Valley Conservation Trust
Natural Resource Management: Sustainable Harvesting Programme
When fynbos is picked sustainably, you not only protect the fynbos kingdom for future generations, you also protect the livelihoods of those who harvest it.
It’s blooming beautiful on Flower Valley Farm right now. The Proteas are flowering – and that makes it quite simply one of the most beautiful times of the year to visit the farm for a hike.
How well do you know your fynbos? This Environment Day (Friday 5 June), the world takes Time for Nature (2020’s theme). So take a moment to test your fynbos knowledge (there are just 10 super quick questions). Do it simply #ForNature.
2020 is a really a big year for us (and April a big month): It’s when Flower Valley Conservation Trust turns 21 years old!