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A Guide to Woodland Photography

Woodland photography can be tremendously rewarding, but it can also be a particularly challenging sub-genre of landscape photography. If you are interested in improving your forestry photos, check out this fantastic video tutorial that features an experienced landscape photographer sharing some of his best advice. 

Coming to you from Nigel Danson, this excellent video tutorial discusses how to creating compelling woodland images. One of the challenges of landscape photography is that you do not get control over the placement of any of the elements in the frame, and this challenge is doubled when you head into the forest, where the irregularity and density of the elements can make it especially difficult to find a clean composition that is free of distractions. On the other hand, the nice part about the forest is that there are many more potential shots in closer proximity. Whereas you might have to hike quite a distance between different locations, the density of the woods allows you to simply turn around or walk a few steps and find an entirely new composition. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Danson.

And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out "Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi." 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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