A Walk In The Woods

A successful landscape image depends largely on the photographer’s ability to choose a part of the scene that is representative of the whole view. Keith Wilson finds a perfect example in a local woodland

That old idiom, ‘you can’t see the wood for the trees’, can be applied to most landscape photographers, but in an entirely different sense to its original meaning. It refers to someone’s inability to see the bigger picture because too much time is spent examining the details. And yet, that is exactly what photographers have to do! In most instances, photographing a landscape requires narrowing the view and selecting a small part of the scene to frame; paying attention to the detail within that frame and deciding where to focus. The result is that the bigger picture is...

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Keith Wilson

Keith Wilson is the founder of both Outdoor Photography and Black + White Photography magazines and former editor of Amateur Photographer. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and on-line tutor in travel photography at My Photo School.

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