Of all the outdoor photography environments, forests are arguably the most challenging and unique. Compared to all other landscapes, forests have surreal lighting and surrounding. The wide varieties of flora, fauna and not to miss the wild animals present a world of incredible possibilities for taking stunning forest photographs. Wildlife is always on the go which makes it more interesting to click. Capturing fantastic forest shots is an art that can be improved by attending a professional photo workshop in India. Here are some quick tips to help you get started:
Explore the Area
Sometimes you might want to hurry to unpack your equipment to shoot the perfect scene, the sight of sunset for instance. In such situations, you are doomed to fail. The best way to avoid such a scenario is to spend some time exploring the forest area. Take a stroll, climb up higher, or maybe explore along the river. You are bound to find many interesting, unusual, and beautiful spots along the way.
Get Up Early
Most landscape photographers believe that the ideal time for clicking great shots is an hour before sunset and the hour after sunrise. The time, also known as ‘golden hour’, produces ideal light. Low-intensity light streaming through the trees makes for striking pictures that offer an ideal contrast between dark shadows and brightly lit parts. Getting up early in the morning gives you an opportunity to shoot with mist which diffuses light.
Play With Composition
There’s no dearth of leading lines when shooting in forests. Leading lines refer to the lines and paths of composition that draw attention in a natural way. Landscape objects can easily be focused on using leading lines that allow the eyes to follow the sky. Different scenes can then be compared using the viewfinder to arrive at the best shot. A tree trunk, for instance, can be used as a foreground or be located in the middle of the grove.
Play With Silhouettes and Shadows
The interplay of various shadows can make or break a photo. Many trees cast many shadows throughout the day. Taking forest photos with contrast can be quite a challenge. Try to enjoy the diverse, unique, and changing features of the wood. Experiment with shadows and silhouettes to create impressive shots.
Make Depth A Priority
Adding depth is one of the most challenging aspects faced by forest photographers. You might feel that the trees and branches are cluttering your picture, crossing all over the place. This can be prevented by adding depth to your image. The best way to do is to widen your aperture and blur the background slightly.
Also, keep safety a priority and attend a digital camera workshop focusing on wildlife photography.