Outdoor photography is photography taken outside in daylight and at night. The outdoor photographer has a love of nature, but in particular a love of the freedom being out in nature gives. Sports such as kayaking, hiking, snowshoeing and animals play a big part of the subject matter of outdoor photography. Landscape photography is also a major part of photographing the outdoors.
Without door photography the entire world is the photographer's studio. From the back yard to the state park to the mountains two thousand miles away, it's all studio work for the outdoor photographer.
Lighting is a major consideration when shooting outdoors. Backlighting is especially helpful and looks excellent in most cases. Adjustments to the lens aperture, shutter speed and the use of a light meter are necessary for these shots to come out right. Photographers need to experiment with different techniques using their equipment to get the maximum results from outdoor photography. Using what occurs naturally and making it work on film is the key to successful outdoor photography.
In outdoor photography depth of field is important. To keep depth of field the photographer has to maintain the f stop and not decrease. Decreasing will lose depth of field and blurring of objects will occur. A distance between the camera and the subject, while focusing on the middle of a series of objects helps maintain good depth of field.
A fill flash is important in outdoor photography. Outdoor lighting (the sun) can be difficult to manage, and fill flash keeps the photo from losing detail in the foreground and from shadows that look too dark and contrast too heavily with the lighter parts of the photo.