Tips for Shooting Photos in the Woods
If you are out for a little adventure in the woods, then you are certainly going to want to bring along your camera. After all, you are in a rather clear and straight setting where memories can be stored for posterity. Sure, it’s not going to be an easy job to hack, but with the right set of tools and ideas, you are going to set off from home with a pretty good roll of pictures. You will need to choose a good time when things are clear because you don’t want your photos to be blurred. You will also have to decide on the season and place.
Looking for the perfect snaps in the wood? Here is how you can get there:
Have the right gear at hand
You are going to be handling some pretty unique landscapes, so you will need a tripod. Your tripod helps lock your shot in place and provides for all sorts of angles without compromising on the quality of your photos. You are also going to need a good set of lenses, and here, it is important to carry both wide and narrow-angle types. This way, you can choose whichever to go with as the situation dictates.
Be sure to contrast colors
One of the biggest challenges of shooting in wooded environments is that you have only so much color to go with. You are basically working with leaves and trunks here, and that is it. However, you will need to find a way out of this quagmire. Simply find a spot with flowers or leaves of a direct color other than green and work with that. You can also work your positioning in such way that you are looking at a filtered spectrum of light. These penetrating rays work to emphasize or diminish the color intensity of any of the features within your frame.
Early mornings and late evenings will suit you just fine
In the morning, you have the sun coming out slowly and throwing its rays around. There is nothing better than to capture photos as the rays slowly seep through the canopy. At that time, the features of the environment are rather soft, so the images captured are endearing. As the sun sinks low in the evening, you get another shot at some great wood photography. The sun looks distant and the yellow light of the coming of night is visible, and that is simply the perfect backdrop. Read about the best times to take photos in “The Golden Hour…”