Simple Ideas for Forest and Woodland Photography

Forests and woodland are a unique and aesthetic subject for any landscape photographer. We present some words of advice if you’re thinking of venturing out.

• Spend time in your location
• Explore the area
• Get up early

Blurred Forest by Artur Szczeszek
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• Don’t rely on the golden hour
• Shoot whatever the weather
• Shoot with a telephoto lens

Woodland Avenue by David Hare
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• Shoot with a wideangle lens
• Don’t leave your macro lens at home
• Attach a circular polariser to your lens

Untitled by Matthew Dartford
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• Experiment with your shutter speed
• Experiment with your aperture
• Go abstract

Redwoods by Heather Allen – The Lost Lens Cap
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• Use the natural formations of the area to guide your composition
• Take a tripod
• Leave the area as you found it

Bluebell Wood Morning by Peter Orr ARPS
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via “15 Simple Ideas for Forest and Woodland Photography”
more details at Photocrowd

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Trees, Woods & Forests

In this category we celebrate the tree in all its diverse forms. From the gnarled old oak to the mighty redwood, from the garden apple tree to the wild forests, we are inviting you to show us how important trees are in our lives and in the health of our planet. Winning tree images will reveal the treasures of our great woods and forests as well as the beauty of a solitary tree. How do people and trees live side by side in one world? How does a tree create a sense of well-being? The judges will be looking for tree images that seek to address these questions, as well as those that portray the simple beauty of our planet’s trees.

‘Misty Bayou’
by Roberto Marchegiani
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‘In Flames’
by Paul Marcellini
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by Andy Farrer
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‘The Ancients’
by Paul Marcellini
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‘Autumn Sunset’
by Tim Burgess
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Trees, Woods & Forests
Single entry award winners – Competition 12
more at International Garden Photographer of the Year

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Mystical | Enchanting Photographs of a Misty English Wood by Neil Burnell

Nestled on the eastern slopes of the West Dart river stands a wood of dwarf oak trees. Once you walk into the tangled web of trees you are transported into a mystical world of moss carpeted boulders, lichens of all descript, finger like oak branches, all engulfed in a wonderful smell of earth and age.

For millennia this small, mystical, stunted woodland has been held in awe and for many fear. Tales of Druids, ghosts, the Devil and a host of other supernatural creatures abound, some dating back to the long lost ages before man could write. Many writers have described the wood as being “the most haunted place on Dartmoor”, others warn that every rocky crevice is filled with writhing adders who spawn their young amidst the moss and leaf strewn tree roots. Locals will never venture near once the sun begins it slow descent over the nearby granite outcrops for it is when the dark mantle of night draws tight that the heinous denizens of the wood stalk the moor in search of their human victims.
So be afraid, very afraid, as the wagging finger of fate warns you to stay clear and risk not your mortal soul in the ‘Wood of the Wisemen’.
Tim Sandles –

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Enchanting Photographs of a Misty English Wood by Neil Burnell
via This is Colossal

Forêt d’automne par Janek Sedlar

Forêt d’automne par Janek Sedlar
«Вдохновение я нахожу в повседневной жизни, в природе, в своих чувствах и мыслях», – рассказал фотограф в интервью Interesting Photographers. «Находясь в этих лесах и лугах, я возвращаюсь в детство. Это наполняет меня жизненной энергией, и я пытаюсь поделиться такими моментами с помощью фотоаппарата. Процесс для меня сам по себе похож на медитацию».

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Janek Sedlar Photography
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