After doing some initial research I realized that I really need to think about what type of photo’s I want to capture and how a correctly layed out page will really help the overall appeal of the photographs.
I am really limited on what type of photo’s I can take at this time of year, I really would like some very bright and colourful images but because it’s winter there aren’t many colours at all, most of the leaves and colours have gone, I went out and got some photo’s but they were all very dark with an overwhelming amount of brown, so because of this I have to re-think on how I am going to capture some colour, so I can at least edit the photo’s to bring out the colour.
This photo really got me think that I could still take photo’s of the forest but I would have to find somewhere where there’s a lot of moss because even in winter this will still be bright and this will add the colour that I am after for my photo’s.
Now that I have figured out a way that I could get some colour in my images I just need to think about what type of layout would be needed to show of the photo’s in such a way that they aren’t overwhelmed and they can speak for them selves. In my previous project I used a very simple layout which featured very little components and colour but for this 4 page spread I think that I could do something similar but with the image in colour rather than black and white, a simple white background with black and possibly a dark green type colour would work very well, my next step is for me to sketch up some idea’s and make some very basic layouts on Illustrator just to see if they work.
Looking through several website I came across this article which really helped me and instead of me re-writing it all out I have just simply copied it and pasted it because I was fine how it was.
Forests are, without a doubt, one of the worlds most amazing natural landscapes! As a photography subject they’re incredibly versatile and can go from being mysterious, or downright terrifying, to being majestic and powerful in the space of a few hours!
There is something inherently awe-inspiring about trees, especially when you are surrounded by a seemingly endless host of them. Be it their magnificent size or enigmatic beauty, in the depths of the forest we remember nature’s ability to thrive.
In a moment we’ll take a look at some inspiring forest-based photography, but first we’ll outline a few simple tips that could get you well on your way to capturing something of the essence of the forest!
One of the beautiful things about landscape photography is that there is no need to hurry. Take your time and get a real feel for what it is you want to capture. Time is on your side. Lighting conditions can change dramatically throughout the day, and if you’re really fortunate, the perfect shot may find you!
Wander through the forest and consider all the possible vantage points, try out both wide and telephoto lenses. A wide lens angled upwards at the trees can bring out the majestic size and scale of your subject, while a telephoto lens is useful for compressing a row of tree trunks and capturing patterns in the trees.
A Point of Interest
As with any photograph, find yourself a good point of interest. It could be a particularly fascinating tree, a splash of unexpected colour, or a pattern in the trees that simply begs you to photograph it.
Whatever your point of interest ends up being, it’s vital that you compose your shot in a way that highlights your point of interest to the viewer. Look for interesting patterns in the light; forests have some unique lighting conditions all of their own. Look for rays of sunlight piercing the canopy and creating pools of light on the forest floor.
In Every Season
Forests are a truly wonderful photography subject all year round. In any season, under any weather conditions, and at any time of day forests can show you a new side to their character. From the bright colours of autumn and the bleak depths of winter, to the thriving life of spring.
Hopefully the photographs below will inspire you to get out and capture something of the awesome beauty of the forests.