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5 tips for taking better nature photographs

By: Georgia Conservancy on Sept. 17, 2010, 8:08 a.m.
backlit leaves

Photo: Kathryn Kolb

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Take your camera off the 'auto' setting

Don’t be afraid. You’ll have much more control over lighting this way, even if you just use the “sunny” or “cloudy” settings found on most digital cameras. More advanced shutterbugs should learn how to read the light meter on their camera and make adjustments if images are coming in under- or overexposed and for those tricky back-lit situations.