How To Photograph Trees
Trees aren’t only defined by their overall shape, but by the smaller pieces of them such as their leaves, flowers, fruits, branches, and bark. Contrary to taking a wide shot that includes the entire tree, try using a long lens (particularly a macro lens, if you have one) to zoom in on the finer details of the tree. When highlighting smaller parts, a wide aperture like f/2.8 gives a small depth of field that blurs the background and foreground and directs focus towards your central focal point.
Using such a narrow plane of focus makes it very important to get the focus point spot on, however – when composing your shot, give some thought to exactly what point you want to be perfectly sharp and use either spot auto focus mode or manual focus to make sure your camera hones in on just the right point. Setting your camera up on a tripod will ensure that camera movement doesn’t throw the focus off once it’s set.
Read the tutorial on the blog:http://annemckinnell.com/2016/04/25/how-to-photograph-trees/ #10000photographers #photography #tutorial #tree #trees #nature #naturephotography #tips