• Monday , 11 December 2017

Forest Photography tips – finding compositions

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Forests are wonderful places to capture great images but it’s a source of frustration for many photographers. In this video, I show some simple techniques using your camera’s live view to identify good compositions in the forest.

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44 Comments

  1. lodgeblog
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    Good job Stuart.

  2. andy sheader
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    One of the best videos I've seen for a while…shame he's vanished 🙁

  3. John Riggins
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    I'm not sure I understand this. It seems people want to take photos but have no idea why and what for. They buy a camera and have to learn how to find compositions? Shouldn't it be other way around? You have an idea, inspiration, etc and then you buy a camera and go out to take photos?

  4. Kev Walton
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    Earned another Sub.
    Great video, I learned quite a lot. Cheers 😀

  5. Jordan Hauser Digital
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    Keep it up!

  6. Llared perez_1193990
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    Don't care for this type of setting 😂😂

  7. David Drejer
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    very nice way of explaining things 👍😃 Just got a Dslr myself and live very close to a forest. Tomorrow will be a Great day for me if its not Raining 😃😃😃

  8. LC
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    Very informative, thanks.

  9. Thomas Tessier
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    Very good advice, panning with live view, going to try that.

  10. Yash Mamdyal
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    hooooo

  11. Powerstroke98
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    I quite enjoyed that, as here in western Canada the forests are many. Great points of view, and hopefully you do a Part 2 on a very similar project!

  12. Ashish Mestry
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    were the photos you showed edited? It looked like the video didn't show the sunlight.

  13. KRlMZYY
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    Thnx for the tips

  14. Ethan Unzicker
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    This was a fantastic help! I've just started getting into photography for my job and a large portion of my shooting takes place in wooded areas. The two problems you address are EXACTLY what I've been struggling to tackle. I'm excited to get back in the field and try some of your suggestions!

  15. Nomadic Paul
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    This is really good, thanks for sharing! 🙂 Forests have always scared me as a photographer, haha.

  16. Dan Champion
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    Beautiful Tut , well explained, Thank you

  17. Paul Revere
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    Well done . That's a beautiful area.

  18. Mark Muller
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    Enjoyed this a lot Stuart. It's a subject I'm focused on a lot. Thanks. Looking forward to Part 2

  19. Bryan Rutherford
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    Great video!

  20. nick keene
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    Enjoyed this very much. Very clear and easy to follow instructional technique and something I will look forward to exploring, thank you and good luck.

  21. Elaine Turpin
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    Great video. Thanks for the tips

  22. Paul Phillips
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    Really good. I watched it a few times. Just never looked at composition this way. Thanks

  23. james micali
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    Very informative. Thank you.

  24. Allan Thompson
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    Nice vid Stuart

  25. Hanna Koper
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    very helpful video. thanks

  26. Sylvester Danckaarts
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    Thanks from Holland 🙂

  27. Steve Lasley
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    Very helpful, thanks

  28. Peter Littlewood
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    Very clear and simple practical advice, thank you. Do you have a video on the processing techniques you used for these shots?

  29. Mark Harris
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    A very good video taken from a slightly different perspective of showing the dynamics of light. It's these nuances that can make or break shot and it was nice to hear someone explain why not to stick to the obvious such as leading lines when the light isn't suitable. One for the intermediate photographer as well as the beginner. One of the best tools on the camera to help prevent glaring mistakes, such as large areas of sky, is having the blinkies turned on. Excellent and subscribed.

  30. Chris Carroll
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    Magic thank you for taking the time to show us how its done, All the best

  31. Lennart Goosens
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    I am also waiting anxiously for the second part. 🙂 This is one of the few good videos around to show other people what I am normally trying to accomplish in the city, but then in an even tougher environment. Let's see how much my next portrait shoot in the local park improves after letting this sink in!

  32. CHRL Mlln
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    Hello Sir! Big THANK to you for valuable and very good advice of portraying trees inside the forest/wood! Wishing you much inspiration and may you enjoy your great photography even more!
    Wishing you sir all the Best (always!)
    Best Regards,
    Charl (Sweden)

  33. Dalwhat
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    Nice video. Do you ever use multiple exposure HDR to help with the contrast issues?

  34. Vishweshwar Kandalgaonkar
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    Nice and easy tips. Thanks

  35. shivang Anand
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    very nice

  36. Dan Ney
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    Thank you for this video! Its exactely what I needed right now!

  37. no name
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    Great tips! The viewing through live view is a great tip that I also use a lot. The walkthrough showing HOW you identify and build your compositions was very informative and entertaining even to a non-beginner.

    I would like to add my 2 cents coming from early frustrations with forest shoots when I started years ago. Keep in mind that just because there is a lot of forest around you, that doesn't mean you have to get as much of it in the frame as possible. You can also look for interesting objects and compositional interactions to create a focal point or subject in smaller scenes. Case in point: https://500px.com/photo/147480391/portrait-of-a-tree-by-bryan … I used the framing of two trees' shadows to highlight this little tree standing in front of a rock face. This sets the little tree as the foreground subject while maintaining background interest with the rock face as well as creating a spacial interest with the looming shadows of the trees.

  38. LadyJaneG
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    Very interesting !!! I am going to be doing a photo shoot in the woods, but with a model. I suppose I may have to use flash ..would you have any tips on this

  39. Akastair Armary
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    REally this pictures are amazing https://gumroad.com/l/bdPn

  40. Joao Macedo
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    very nice tank you

  41. Daniel A Esmaili
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    Thanks for your time and tips. I have been doing photography for a while, I always wish tips would be categorized as beginner, intermediate and advance. If an advance photographer watches a combination of tips, s/he might get bored as they know most of it. The beginner would not get all of it either, since they are not good enough yet to catch them all, they might need more explanation and get more out of it.
    Hope it helps. Looking forward for your next videos.

  42. Ken Holt
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    Hi Stuart! I don't know if you remember me but I used to follow you on Facebook. We had different conversations on film photography, I now have my own film camera a Mamiya RB67 Pro S. bought it today. I am sorry I couldn't contact you any other way. Trust you are well. Regards Ken Holt

  43. Jennifer Hamra
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    Great video! I am going to try your tips this weekend. thank you

  44. Walter Maki
    October 5, 2017 at 10:31

    VERY GOOD VIDEO….I.M GOING TO TRY YOUR IDEA;S………THEY SEEM TO WORK AND ARE SO SIMPLE…..THANKS….

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