The Retezat Natural Park in Romania, Europe

I love the colours in this picture

I love the colours in this picture

How close can you get to a restless butterfly?

How close can you get to a restless butterfly?

Nature photography is one of my favourite things to do. I love to travel, I love mountains and most of the time I have my little camera with me, so no flower and very few butterflies escape my photography passion. The above photos were taken in the Retezat Natural Park in Romania. It is a place to visit, if you ever go there, but you have to keep in mind that there are not so many places where you can sleep, so bringing a tent would be a good idea. Moreover, make sure you are fit, because mountain trails between camping sites are long and not very easy.

How to photograph flowers when you don’t have a fancy camera

This photo was taken with an Olympus point-and-shoot camera

This photo was taken with an Olympus point-and-shoot camera

When you photograph flowers you want to be as close as you can to the subject. Use the “macro” setting on your camera and do not zoom in. I usually take lots of photos to get a good one. That’s because when you are very close, focusing becomes very hard to do: the lens will focus on anything else but the thing you want (this happens to me most of the time). It is true that I’m no photographer and I don’t have a DSLR. This article is only part of my demo website I built to show you my WordPress themes.