She is a Storm Chaser and a fantastic photographer.. Enjoy an action packed portfolio, and learn how to manage adrenalin rushes and photography.
… Finally, do you have one great advice for any aspiring photojournalist searching for dramatic images.? PATIENCE. Have lots of patience! Developing your own style and following takes a bit of time. Most get discouraged by not getting many “likes” on their images when posting to social media when they frst start out. The thing to keep in mind is to keep true to yourself, shoot for yourself and the rest will follow.
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As a landscape photographer I’ve travelled to most countries in the world, and I’ve photographed everything from Ice Caves and the Aurora in the north, the autumn colours in Patagonia in the south, and even the sandy deserts of the Middle East.
But when it comes to real challenges, storm chasing stands alone as a true test of my ability to capture nature’s fury in a fast paced and ever-changing environment.
The night landscapes master is now exploring a new way with infrared without losing an inch of style.
“From the first moment I started in earnest with photography, night photography caught my attention powerfully. It was a very expressive technique. At night there is little light, the night is quite unknown to us … Nature looks different, there is a magic light, it is a different way of seeing things.”
There’s nothing on Earth like being confronted by the fury of wild weather. With more than 20 years’ experience storm chasing across Australia, Dale Sharpe shares his tips for amazing images in the eye of the storm.
How to Capture Lightning
1. Use a tripod and set your camera to Manual (M).
2. Set your camera’s ISO to its lowest value (100 or 200).
3. An aperture between f/5.6 and f/9 will give you a good depth of field.
4. The ideal shutter speed depends on the intensity of the lightning and how far away it is, but I recommend shooting 20-30 seconds for distant lightning strikes and 5 -10 seconds for closer strikes.
5. Set your lens to manual and focus to infinity. Fire a test shot to ensure the image is sharp.
6. If your lens or camera has image stabilisation turn it off! If the camera is on a tripod it will do more harm than good.
7. If you have a remote, lock the shutter release, so the camera captures one image after another.
8. Capturing the perfect bolt is often a matter of luck so the more time your shutter release is open the better your chances.
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With a little more than a month to go, the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest is in full swing. Photographers have until November 17, 2017 to enter their best photographs valuing the beauty of the natural world.
Photo by Jay Ruan
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Photo by Marc Hornig
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Photo by Alexis Darden
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Photo by Phillip Chang
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Photo by Shane Kalyn
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Amazing Early Highlights of the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest
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