|Take a camera hiking|
One of the many advantages of digital photography is that you can see the results of your shots immediately on the camera’s display. Shoot lots and lots of photographs. Then, study the results carefully, and analyze what worked and what didn’t. It costs nothing to fill up a memory card, only to keep maybe 3 or 4 shots, erase the card and try again. With today's lightweight equipment there is little reason not to bring along some way to capture that once in a lifetime memory.
Get an early start. Most outdoor subjects look better when photographed in soft light. The bright midday sun creates glare and harsh shadows.
Composition is the way the content of a photograph is framed, or organized. A few suggestions on composition may be helpful. The first one is simply to visualize the way you want your photo to look before you take the shot. Think about whatever it is that has drawn your attention and the best way to place it in the photo, so that it also draws the viewers’ attention. This conscious visualization process, which only takes a few seconds, can make a big difference.
|Rule of thirds|
Whenever possible, photograph wildlife at eye level. Most people are accustomed to either looking up or looking down at wildlife. Eye level provides a different perspective. It’s more interesting to see things from the animal’s view of the world. It conveys something special to the viewer if you can make eye contact with your subject at its level.
Take a walk in Wisconsin's many recreational areas. Enter that perfect photograph in the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks Photocontest. Winners will be featured in the 2013 Friends of Wisconsin State Parks calendar, released in October 2012. Your entries must fit into a season- spring – summer-fall or winter and that they represent a feature of one of Wisconsin’s beautiful state parks, forests, trails or recreation areas. The 13 winners will be invited to the FWSP Annual Awards Banquet. The Friends of Wisconsin State Parks(FWSP) ask that your entries fit into a season- spring – summer-fall or winter and that they represent a feature of one of Wisconsin’s beautiful state parks, forests, trails or recreation areas.