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Storm Jacket Camera Covers


I believe you already know, some of the best images  can only be captured on stormy, rainy, cold and/or snowy days. But exposing your camera to these conditions can result in significant damage and the loss of thousands of dollars worth of equipment. That’s why a Vortex Media Storm Jacket camera cover should be an essential part of your equipment.

Storm Jacket Camera Covers are the fastest and easiest way to protect professional cameras and lenses from inclement weather conditions such as snow, sleet, wind, rain, sand, dust, and harmful UV rays. Storm Jacket Camera Covers are available in five sizes, four colors, and two models to suit every SLR. The price ranges from $27.50 to $51.95 depending on your needs.

The best camera cover is the one that actually gets used – and that’s why Storm Jackets from Vortex Media have quickly become one of the most popular camera covers for photographers worldwide.When it comes to covering up your expensive camera equipment, you don’t want to be using a $2 plastic bread bag! Those can work in a pinch, but get real folks, you spend probably a few thousand on your Digital SLR and lens(es) and it’s just doesn’t make sense to not spend a few bucks more to get a great quality cover like this Vortex Media Pro Storm Jacket. It’s very well built, great durability and will get the job done. Yes the design is simplistic, but it works and will protect your equipment. I definitely recommend the ‘Pro’ version to allow you to use this mounted on a tripod. It velcros up nicely to allow this.

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Nature Photography for Beginners

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written by: Misty Faucheux • edited by: Amy Carson • updated: 4/6/2011


Want to learn how to take nature photographs? This nature photography for beginners tutorial helps you learn the business. It also teaches you about needed equipment and techniques.

  • How to Start Taking Nature Images

    Nature photography captures the beauty of the world around us, and many people want to break into this field. But, there’s more to this field than simply snapping photographs of flowers, animals and mountains. This nature photography for beginners’ tutorial reviews common nature photography techniques and needed equipment.

  • Type of Nature Photography

    First of all, you need to consider what types of things do you want to take photographs of. Nature includes animals, plants, insects, waterways, sunsets, etc. So, you need to think about what you want to specialize in. Most professional photographers have one f59ea5e2ef4644446363182731ac500ac246df8e small Nature Photography for Beginnersspecialty.

    If you don’t know what you want to focus on, start by taking pictures of everything. Then, figure out what you really like to do. Then, learn all the techniques connected with that particular field. You can, however, always take photographs of anything that you see. But, it helps to have at least one specialty. You need to remember safety matters even with photography

  • Equipment

    Now, it’s time to start purchasing your equipment. A good digital SLR camera is a must. Try out a few to see which one you like the best. Feel the weight. Do you like heavier or lighter cameras? Are the menu items easily accessible? Does the camera have enough features? Research research research then compare prices A few resources are http://www.dpreview.com/ , http://www.bhphotovideo.com/ and of course http://www.amazon.com/

    Once you decide on a camera, purchase lenses. Start off with both a wide-angle and telephoto lens. You will need both for nature photography. Landscape photography usually uses a wide-angle lens, and telephoto lens is required for animal photography. Buy some lens filters, and experiment with them to see the effect that they have. Do not overlook the kit lens that comes with you camera. some awesome shots can be delivered using the 18-55mm lens.

    Next, get to know your camera. Test it out, and learn the different menu settings. You’ll need to use a variety of settings. Read your manual, and learn how to change the ISO, exposure and shutter speed. You need an extremely fast shutter speed for animal photography. ISO is an alternative way to the flash. For example, you don’t want to use the flash for sunset photographs as it will dull the image.

  • Subject of Your Photographs

    c3b29bba068faebc07441312f2ef42fdbc01beaa small Nature Photography for Beginners A good way to get your creative juices flowing is to look at what other photographers are doing . Take a look at http://www.jungledragon.com/ Think about the subjects that you want to take. If you want to capture flowers, think about when they are in bloom, and where you will find these flowers. If you want to capture wildlife, go to where they are, and figure out when they are the most abundant. Generally, this is either in the early morning or late afternoon. But, you may be able to capture them at a water source as well.

  • Experimentation

    Experiment with angles. A straight-on photograph is not very interesting. Think about ways to make your photography standout from the crowd. Think about foreground and backgrounds. A foreground image in the lower left- or right-hand corner provides depth. A tree hanging over a lake frames it out.

    The rule of thirds works very well. Break up your image into nine different quadrants, and place the subject of your photo where these quadrants meet.

    Above all, experiment, and have fun. Take plenty of photographs, and always have a ton of memory cards on hand.

  • References

    Africa-Nature-Photography.com, http://www.africa-nature-photography.com/nature-photography-equipment.html

    Tkaczyk, Filip. “Nature Photography for Beginners”, http://www.wildernesscollege.com/nature-photography-for-beginners-article.html

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