How to Create Stunning Images of Trees

The wonderful thing about trees is that every single one is unique in texture, shape, curvature, structure, setting, and more, making them excellent subjects for landscape photographers. This excellent tutorial will show you how to create eye-catching photos of trees.

Coming to you from fototripper, this great video tutorial will show you how to create images of trees. Trees offer numerous image opportunities ranging from macro shots of their texture all the way to wide angle photos that show off their grandeur. The beautiful thing is that in any forest, there are thousands upon thousands of trees, each in its own setting, giving you an incredible number of shots all in one small space. I'll be the first to admit that I often overlooked individual trees when I was first starting out, opting to chase more grandiose "hero" shots from far away, and it has only been recently that I've begun to appreciate just how much creative opportunity is waiting once one walks into the forest. Check out the video above for lots of helpful tips.

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

Log in or register to post comments

9 Comments

Stuart Carver's picture

Been trying my hand at this recently, brutally hard but massively rewarding.

Stuart Carver's picture

I know right, the least you could expect him to have done is control the weather whilst on his trip 5000 miles from his home.

Stuart Carver's picture

Ahhh ok, sorry i had forgotten about that (i watched the video last week and have a short memory).

Broken Canon Art & Photography's picture

Enjoyed the video more than the actual images taken. The videography was done way better than the selfies or the finished images. Also wanted to point out that he had all references to or logos on his camera hidden.

Stuart Carver's picture

Yeah and his jacket too on one of his videos. Why do you think that is??

Broken Canon Art & Photography's picture

In fact looks like it's a pieces of cardboard placed over the camera's face.I suspect he didn't get permission to use or feature those products in the video. It's always best to let companies know you're making these types of videos just in case they do not want to be associated with the person making them. A lot of bylaw jargon. Like "The views of the presiding program does not represent the views of our company" etc. Just one reason I've taped over my camera's name because of how that company treated me. They make great camera, but their support and customer service suxs.

Stuart Carver's picture

I prefer my cameras looking clean so dont tape anything to them.

Surely a Youtuber is free to use whatever he likes on the video?? unless once you start monetising the channel it becomes an issue.

Broken Canon Art & Photography's picture

Again, not having permission to wear or display products in videos etc creates a few royalty issues. The coat for instance, The company did not grant the photographers permission to openly display the logo on the coat. Could mean they don't support his photography or he isn't willing to pay any royalties fees if applicable. Same if you use music in a video that's not yours. One would have to pay a royalty to the musician for use of the music etc. Unless the music was given to the videographer or acquired via creative commons.

Timothy Gasper's picture

After more than 50 years of shooting photos...I still need to try new things and experiment. Never too old to learn....anything