7 Helpful Tips for Better Forest Photos Using a Wide Angle Lens

When we think of landscape photography, we generally think of wide open scenes with grand features and sprawling foregrounds. However, there is an entire world of photographic opportunities awaiting in the forest, and this fantastic video tutorial will give you seven tips for taking better shots using a wide angle lens in the forest.

Coming to you from Photo Tom, this helpful video tutorial will show you seven great tips for improving your woodland images when using a wide angle lens. Woodland images are not as common as other types of landscape photos, but they offer what can often be an ethereal perspective. The challenge, of course, is that forests tend to be quite cluttered, and finding clean and compelling compositions without distractions is very tricky. Furthermore, using a wide angle lens complicates that all the more. That being said, they can be great for creating a specific look, and their perspective distortion can be leveraged to emphasize elements by bringing them extra close to the camera, allowing you to really show off the sheer size and majesty of the trees. Plus, there's a huge abundance of potential images in any forest, no matter how small. Check out the video above for the full rundown.

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Fristen Lasten's picture

Nice video, nice tips. Where is that forest?

*EDIT* I noticed after watching this that Youtube seems to going down everywhere.

Sean Shimmel's picture

Timeless fundamentals, fundamentally clear.