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The Fine Nature of Trees

Dimitri Vasileiou reveals the enduring appeal of trees and explains why studying them throughout the seasons can make you a more observant photographer

As my job and lifestyle dictates, I look around the internet for landscape pictures almost daily. I must admit that during these searches, I always come across pictures of trees – colourful ones, new ones, old ones and, sometimes, dead ones. Some people include them in landscape compositions as supporting characters and others use them as the main subject and fill the frame.

So, what is it that makes us want to photograph trees? Do they possess magic powers that make them irresistible to landscape photographers?

Four seasons
The best thing about photographing trees is that you can record their life cycle throughout the year. In the summer a tree is covered in green leaves and full of life. In autumn, the same tree can display the most extraordinary vibrant colours. In winter, it can present itself with the branches covered in snow, a perfect situation for …

Read this and many more articles in High Definition inside Issue 59 of Landscape Photography Magazine.

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Dimitri Vasileiou is a highly acclaimed landscape photographer, writer and photographic workshop leader. A professional photographer for several years, he was born in Greece and currently resides in Scotland.

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