Back to Back Issues Page
Nature Tales issue #22 -- Nature Landscapes - Unique Features
August 22, 2008

Tips and Tricks For Taking The Best Nature and Flower Pictures You Have Ever Taken


Welcome to Nature Tales, the newsletter with insider tips for getting the most from your nature photographs. We will be sharing some of our secrets and strategies for better pictures and some don'ts for those not so good shots.

If you like this e-zine please do a friend and me a big favor and forward it to them.

If a friend did forward this to you and if you like what you read, please subscribe by visiting here here.

August 22, 2008 Issue #22

"A special note: All links in this newsletter open in a new window. If you try to open one and it doesn't work, try holding down your [ctrl] key and enter at the same time."

Table of Contents:
  • Photo Tip - Look For Unique Features In Nature Landscape Photography

  • Nature and Flower Pictures - What's New

  • Wisdom Flash - Life as a Daymaker

  • Latest Download Reccomendation - Making Your Content PreSell

Comments? Do you have a story you would like to see here?

Feedback? Let me have it, right between the eyes! I'd love to hear from you. Just reply to this zine and tell me what you think! Or you can use our contact us form here to send your comments.

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own -- Benjamin Disraeli

Nature Landscapes - Look For Unique Features in Landscape or Sky

How to Take Beautiful Landscape Photos Using a Standard Point and Shoot Camera


Last time we covered the focal point in nature landscape photography. Now let's move on to the next tip.

A landscape photograph may also feature the sky as a focal point or dominant element, instead of a foreground. Flat, motionless or colorless skies may be enhanced by the use of a filter to bring out dramatic contrasts or tones that the image is missing. Weather is a great feature to photograph in the sky, heavy clouds or unique colors make for ideal photographic subjects.

Many landscape photographers insist that the only times of day in which landscape images are appropriate for photography are the contrasting hours of sunset and sunrise. The spectrum and contrast is quite unique during these times of day, but a creative photographer can use all hours of the day to their advantage.

Every Photograph Tells a Story. I find it much easier to take pictures using the lcd screen of my camera. Even though my eyes are not what they used to be, this wonderful digital camera tool helps me capture those unique features in the landscape before me.

Clicking on these thumbnails will open a larger picture in a new window. You can then download them to your own computer if you like.

See you next time when we explore taking a new perspective.

If you would prefer reading the entire article now, you can find it here.

These tips are brought to you in partnership with Amy Renfrey. Amy is the author of Powerful Landscape Photography. It is a book that is one of my top picks for learning photography.

What's New With Nature and Flower Pictures

The sneak peak continues as "daisy pictures" grows.

  • Dandelion Pictures takes you into the world of this weed with a bad reputation with pictures and words. Did you know that every part of the dandelion is edible? Read all about it here.

Wisdom Flash -David Wagner: Life as a Daymaker

Don't let the title fool you on this one. To be honest, I have seen this wisdom flash in the listings on several occasions, but it didn't sound like something I would enjoy. The title brought to my mind visions of day planners and schedules.

Since I know that the wisdom flash series is all about inspiration, I decided to check it out. And boy am I glad I did. All I can say is, be prepared to smile:) It isn't what you might think.

I thought of my sister, who is a beautician when I read David's bio. David Wagner is a world re-nouned hair stylest, artist, entrepreneur, educator, and "Daymaker". He is the Owner/Daymaker of Juut Salonspas, the original Aveda Salons. And so with that in mind, I dedicate this weeks wisdom flash to my sister who is a Daymaker in her own way. Enjoy!

Life as a Daymaker (opens in new window)

This Week Download Make Your Content PreSell

Make Your Content PREsell

I got an email today from a fellow photographer who was wanting to know a little more about selling online. There is a common thread I hear from many of my friends and family who are artists.

And that is "Where do I start?" I hear quite often "I just want to get my art out there. But when I try, nothing happens." Often when nothing happens they believe it must not work for them.

But this is really not the case at all. There are many places online that will offer you a low cost way of selling your art and photography. What they don't tell you is that you have to build your own traffic. And if they do tell you that traffic building is up to you, they don't tell you how.

Here is a book that will answer all of your questions. What is it that makes some successful and others fail? Where do you start? Start with what you love and let "Make Your Content PreSell" lead you from

Make Your Content PREsell

Copyright 2005 - 2008 by Sally Stoneking, All rights reserved.
This publication is for informational purposes only.
Back to Back Issues Page