Woodland Trust

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Enjoy the wonders of autumn with fresh ideas from nature detectives, run by the Woodland Trust


Woods and trees are brilliant subjects for photos!

Download our 'top tips' sheets below for some neat tricks and handy help for taking better photographs.

Photography masterclass

Getting started

A handy checklist of things to remember before you head out snapping. 


The basics

Simple tips for everyone, whether you've got a digital camera, a disposable or a mobile phone.


Keeping steady

Avoid blurry pics by 'stopping the wobble'. Download our top tips:



Sometimes the best photos are of views you don't normally see, so experiment with different perspectives by crawling on your belly or climbing up high.



Find out about the famous 'rule of thirds' - easy peasy way to make your photos look great! 



Helpful hints for getting a close-up shot of wildlife. 


Times of day

Find out the best times to take photos of long shadows, silhouettes and landscapes.



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