Lumberjack - great day shooting forest work

posted on 5th of april, 2012

Leaving early morning with a group of woodcutters to see the forest workers day through the lens. Weather seems to be promising, so I'm looking forward interesting time outdoors :)

I had packed tripod, fast lens, thermos with hot tea and warm clothes. Shooting in the forest could be tricky. If you want morning misty pictures of few light beams, you just need to find good place, put camera on tripod and use longer time ... and you almost done. But lumberjack is fast moving creature, so you have to be fast too. Forget the tripod (unless you photographing just models pretending to do some work) and I didn't wanted to use flash either, to keep lighting natural. So to take good picture, you need to find place with enough light. Ideally at the forest edge or around the clearing. (but tell that to the tree selectors ;)

Photo shoot went quite well, although most of the pictures deeper in the forest were not ideal for stock (because of the light) I had a few opportunities to enjoy sunlit scene around the clearing.

And lumberjack as an occupation? Hard work! I was lucky to share sunny, not too hot day with them, but spending hours in rain or winter snowy weather is another story....

If you looking for lumberjack, chainsaw or forest work images, I created collection on that theme from all DT pictures: Lumberjack, Forest work Collection

Any tips on equipment or "how to" rainy shots?

Comments (6)

Posted by Jdanne on April 07, 2012
Nice photos!
Posted by Egomezta on April 06, 2012
YOur images are amazing, good luck.
Posted by Teabum on April 06, 2012
Thanks Peanutroaster :)) Yep, it could be tricky with safety sometimes. Luckily all woodcutter I know still have them all. Though, chain saw art is more dangerous in cutting fingers off I guess. Forest workers are usually hit by branches or falling tree.
Posted by FabioConcetta on April 06, 2012
Nice collection, very good work, congratulations!
Posted by smartview27 on April 06, 2012
Very interesting collection !
Posted by Peanutroaster on April 05, 2012
Nice collection. I met a chain saw artist up in Maine a few years back. We were talking and I joked about if he still had all his fingers. He laughed and showed me his hands - he had lost three fingers over the years!

Comments (6)

This article has been read 1191 times.
Photo credits: , Teabum.

About me

. Traveler & Adventurer & Photographer I would greatly appreciate, if you let me know the use of my pictures in any interesting projects, websites or campaigns. Message me with link or comment on the photo. Thank you.

confidential info

January (1)

Stock Photography that BLOGS!

Interact, make friends, share tips and techniques, have fun. Dreamstime wants your ideas and thoughts whether you are a photographer, designer or regular user. Create a blog to tell your story, promote favorite images and photographers, post tutorials or simply exchange opinions with your with fellow dreamstimers.

Don't forget words and pictures go great together so make sure you choose some Dreamstime favorite pics to brighten your article. For inspiration, check out the hottest or the most useful blogs on the left.

Create a blog to tell your story, promote favorite stock images and photographers

Create your blog

My favorite articles


More favorite articles

Related image searches

Lumberjack woodcutter chainsaw forest work