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How to Take Excellent Photos of Trees and Forests


Taking or clicking pictures may sound is easy but it’s not that easy clicking pictures of nature. Clicking the pictures of nature is also easy, but have you ever thought of clicking pictures of tall trees! There are a lot of things you need to consider while creating pictures of the trees but if you’re a passionate and dedicated photographer, you’ll love the challenge of taking photos of forests and trees.

person on forest
Photo by Kiwihug

Before taking photos of the trees and forests just try to smell the soothing smell of the forests and trees. Bring the tripod within a forest it is way darker than you actually think it is, even though the Sun is out, it will be still darker than you think. Buy f/8 or f/11 kind of camera for better photo quality.

You should use the lens more precisely like what focal length you should use for the woodland photography. Include high contrast areas as they will strike attention and if you don’t want to show the top of the trees, you probably don’t want to include them in your picture.

woman in white dress walking on pathway surrounded by trees
Photo by photo nic

You can make huge dramatic almost skewed photos. You can also transmit the calmness and the magic of the forest by putting in dramatic elements such as dramatic perspective, so for that, you need to take care of the focal length that you are using. And most importantly your photoshoot 100% depends on the fog when you are specially making one kind of woodland photography like something very ethereal, after all this it’s sure that your photo will come out to be perfect in every way.

Photo by Vincent Ledvina
Photo by Vincent Ledvina

If you want to make optimistic photos, the beauty of the summer and warmth is the best time to click the optimistic photos. Fog is not the element obviously that you need to pursue as it brings another mood. Whenever you are clicking pictures of the forest or trees make your mind clear how to click it and why you are clicking it. The more you pay attention to it, the more perfect the photo will be.

Woodland photography, can be a bit overwhelming in the beginning as capturing pictures of forests with a camera is a unique kind of challenge and if you are trying to click landscape photography it will be quite more difficult to capture. You can take low-angle photos looking up at the tree-tops as it emphasizes the beautiful nature showing up the sky and also the top of the trees. Moonlight photography can be a more unique kind of photography as it is quite interesting to click the night photography. As it looks good to capture the sky and the top of the trees, the same way we can click pictures between the trees to capture the night sky, the moon, and the stars.

We can also click the silhouette pictures of the forest but it will take much time for that as clicking the silhouette pictures makes it difficult for the photographer to capture it.

Hope, now you must have got to know how to click the best pictures of the trees and forests.


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Digital Showcase of Lens Rider is founded by Nishant Pandey. It is essentially a magazine to guide photographers. Here we put out new blogs everyday having tips and tricks of photography and information about different areas of photography that one can explore.


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