Those who live in countries like Mexico have the fortune that their country offers a great diversity of ecosystems, they have a sea, desert, jungle, and forests, a paradise for photographers who love landscape photography. Also, if you travel by car or bus, It is relatively economical compared to other countries in America such as Brazil or Argentina that are spectacular countries, but it can be very expensive to cover them.
The invitation is that you get out of the habit of seeing what is around you and learn to rethink the way you see things, with the obligation to reinvent yourself as a photographer and you can then amaze your viewers with stunning pictures after it has been processed by a picture editor.
1. The First.
You must understand that contrary to what might seem, the photography of forests and jungles is more a matter of sensitivity to nature than the use of ostentatious and expensive equipment. The quality of your photos will depend on your ability to observe, you will be surrounded by foliage, branches, roots, rocks, rivers, animals, insects, trees, waterfalls, etc. And to make a good photograph in such an environment requires structure, that is, to be able to make all the disorder something that has visual meaning.
You can start from the individual to the collective, start with a root of a tree, then open the shoot to the other roots and until you reach the whole tree, this will make it easier for you to compose your image with more elements, finding a rhythm nice visual.
2. Break The Patterns.
Using patterns in landscape photography is very useful, but, if in addition to this, you use an element that breaks these patterns, they generate intrigue and surprise in the viewer, everything that is different within a similar environment draws our attention. I’ll give you an example: you could take an open picture of the forest where all the trees are visible and in the upper part in a gap between the trees you can see the sunlight entering the forest.
3. The Magic of Cloudy Days
The cloudy days create a very special atmosphere in a forest or jungle and can give a touch of mystery to some of the shots. The rain causes the green color of the plants, the coffee of the trunks and the earth to intensify, which generates photographs with a lot of life. The rain also causes the clouds to fall in high places such as the mountains or fog appears between the trees, which gives the sensation of depth between the front and the bottom of the image and transmits feelings normally associated with fear or loneliness.
4. The Contrast of Colors.
At certain times of the year, you will find a great variety of colors in the forests and jungles.
- In autumn the green color changes into combinations of reds and yellows that give the trees a very special look.
- In winter (only in forests), ice and snow can change the shades of vegetation and provide other ranges of colors that are not found the rest of the year.
- In spring, the green tones will begin to emerge again and may be accompanied by many other colors contributed by wildflowers.
- Do not forget to visit with your camera a natural space at a different time of the year than you are used to. You can surprise the aspect so different that you will find, rediscovering that site that you already thought you knew.