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Photographing The Forest Canopy

What do you expect to find from this unique perspective?  What do you hope to find?

Hmmmm… let me think about this © 2018 Diane Kelsay

Monkeys and birds of course! So it is nice to be prepared with a long lens while you are walking along the trails and out on the bridges and platforms.  You get that face to face view instead of looking up.

© 2018 Diane Kelsay

But what about art!  The forest has trees and plants with gorgeous designs that you can’t appreciate from the ground looking up.

© 2018 Diane Kelsay

© 2018 Diane Kelsay

The scenery takes on a new look.  Having a wide angle lens handy is absolutely essential.

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© 2016 Bob Harvey

And don’t forget to look at the plants right next to you, normally high above.

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© 2014 Diane Kelsay

© 2011 Bob Harvey

It takes some practice to photograph on a hanging bridge that is dynamic (meaning when someone moves, it moves).

© 2011 Bob Harvey

So when we say long lens, we mean 70-200 or 80-400 range, not your 600 mounted on a tripod. You need to know how your camera performs at higher ISO’s so you can take advantage of higher shutter speeds. With wide-angle, you can use a much slower shutter speed, open the aperture and still get good depth of field and less movement. We help you learn and choose the best choices on our Costa Rica Adventure.

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