Photographer Ole Christian Salomonsen shares his advice on taking pictures of wild nature. Norway is famous for from the northern lights, that's why his photos make a big impression.
The northern lights, considered by many to be one of the most beautiful phenomena occurring in nature – and placed high on the list of dreams of nature photographers from around the world – is a very inspiring view, but also difficult to show in the pictures.
How to take pictures of wild nature?
Find a camera with a large megapixel matrix and a wide dynamic range . It is worth looking for a model with a full frame and a matrix with a resolution of 40 Mpix and more. Find a camera that is not sensitive to ISO changes – "This means that I can deliberately not illuminate the picture, not to illuminate those parts of it that show the strong glow of the northern lights. I will increase the exposure in later processing, without adding any noise, "says Ole Christian Salomonsen. The faster shutter speed allows you to record more details – "I prefer to increase the ISO sensitivity a bit, and reduce the shutter speed to show more details of the aurora," adds Salomonsen, which also counts a large matrix that provides high sensitivity. able to take pictures from ISO 10,000 and more without significant deterioration of the screen. Advantages of having a blackout screen – "No blackout effect on the camera – the fact that screen content does not disappear – helps me focus on tracking the subject. I am losing an important moment because I am sure that I will not lose sight of what I photograph for a moment, "says Ole Christian Salomonsen. The key is the speed of burst photography -" I take pictures at high speed, 20 frames per second. a huge advantage, because I can then choose one, the best, really moving photo – and be sure that I have not lost this fraction of a second, "emphasizes Salomonsen, always ready, with the help of AF -" When you shoot wild animals, especially whales, you must always be ready. I need to predict when the whale will be on the surface, and start taking pictures as soon as the tip of his nose appears above the water, "Salomonsen adds," Ole Christian Salomonsen mostly works with Sony A7R III and Sony A9 cameras. 42 megapixels, the second in turn has a serial mode of 20 frames / sec. Both have full frame matrices that cope well in low light. [Gallery type = "rectangular" link = "file" ids = "143070,1430,732.143074,143076 , 143078,143080,143082,143084,143086 "]