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5 Essential Photography Subjects For A Photo Walk In The Woods

Looking forward to spending some time outdoors with your camera as the weather warms up? Well, we have a collection of top wood-themed tutorials for you to peruse for inspiration.

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Today, we thought we'd take a look at some photography tutorials members can have a go at while enjoying the outdoors, plus with these particular tutorials, you probably won't have to venture far from home with your camera to capture some top shots.

As we're taking a walk in the woods, trees are an obvious subject but don't forget to look for small details such as leaves and then later in the year, fungi and berries can make interesting photos. If you're not too noisy, you might spot wildlife with a wide variety of birds making woodland areas their homes along with squirrels and, of course, you might see a friendly dog out for a walk with its owner, too. 

 


 

1. Photographing Trees 

 

It's an obvious one we know but as you'll be surrounded by them, it makes sense to pick up some tips on how you can photograph trees a little differently.

Here are three of ePHOTOzine's top tutorials on this subject: 

 

2. Drag Landscapes

 

Why not give your woodland shots an abstract twist and shoot a drag landscape? This can be done in-camera or if you prefer, shoot your 'normal' image and then apply the drag effect in Photoshop

 

 

3. Capture Sunbeams Through Trees

 

Capturing sunbeams bursting through a treeline will add an extra level of interest and an almost magical/fairytale feel to your woodland shots. However, for the shot to work, you need a few elements to come together at the right time and you can find out what these are in this tutorial: How To Shoot Sunbeams Through Trees

 

4. Have A Go At Macro Photography 

 

From fungi to insects or close-up shots of bark, wooded areas are full of macro photography opportunities. Have a look at these macro photography tutorials for inspiration:

 

5. Photograph Wildlife

 

If you're patient and don't mind sitting still for a while a spot of bird or even squirrel photography could be something you want to try. Just don't forget your long lens and wrap up warm if heading out early as mornings can still have a bite to them at this time of year. For more tips, have a read of these tutorials:

 

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adrian2208 16 381 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2015 6:13PM
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17 Apr 2019 12:53PM
Too bad the article on how to shoot sunbeams is missing...
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