It is officially summer! The perfect time to enjoy the outdoors and beautiful public lands that make Washington State such a remarkable place to live, work, and play. Make sure to take your camera while hiking, climbing, and exploring and submit your best shots to enter our 2017 WA Wild Summer Photo Contest!
For inspiration and sound advice, we caught up with nature photographer, Art Wolfe (also WA Wild’s Honorary Chair!) for a few key tips for shooting outside:
- Learn about the place you are visiting, but don’t be wedded to preconceived notions of what to photograph.
- Think small because even in the worst conditions you can still photograph a macro.
- Try a tripod even though it ads bulk. It forces you to slow down and be more critical about the subject. It also allows for longer exposures.
- Don’t be discouraged by bad weather. Foggy days make for rich colors.
- Take a lot of photos, especially when photographing animals.
Ready to go?! Snap away and send your best shots of Washington’s public lands and wild places to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 7th.
To learn more, check out the photo contest rules & details.