Suggestion For Tree Photography

By George Dodson

You cannot wait for autumn to photograph the tree though trees look attractive in autumn.

Equipments of photography

What kind of lenses do you want to use? It depends upon totally up to you. The lenses vary from wide angle to shorter telephotos. You are free to use compact camera also. In dense forest light is not sufficient all time. So, it is better to take a hardy trivet. It is important to take all essential materials with you when you are going for a long day tour. You can use a bag with huge space and many pockets that will ensure your essential things with you.

Woods are your friends

Trees are not rare. They are available on our roads and garden. The tree beside your house cannot be a good object at all. You must go outside for better snaps. It is needless to carry the tripod if you can not use it. So, be sure that you can use it on where you are going. If you want to take shots of a group of trees, it is better to take the entire view by stepping backward. You can also take a portion for artistic view.

Time selection

You should take photographs after or before sometime of midday not just the midday or in full sun because contrasting light may create problem. It is not convenient to take photographs on a cloudy day though it is good for some special cases.

Go for textures and patterns

You should get closer when you are going for a single tree. You should view down some texture on your photo that focuses to the trunk.

Go for man-made things

If you take some man made things in your coverage area it will enhance the beauty of your photography. But the color of the object should match with the soft nature.

When leaves are your target

It is better to give attention to leaves and canopy area in a clear sky. The contrasting ability between blue and green is pretty good. So, you can go for more details in leaves. Please don,t take a snap of chewed leaves that is affected by the bugs. A 100 mm micro lenses are more convenient for extra zooming but when you deserve more detailed shots, you should use a coupling ring and an extension tube on two lenses.

If you want a shiny and distinct work, please avoid the thicker leaves and same patterned leaves.

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