How to Photograph Mushrooms

During the Photo Tour in October I came across many mushrooms. These elements of nature ( I can’t call them either plants nor animals), have beautiful shapes and sometimes amazing colors. Most of the time I came across groups of mushrooms hidden in the death leaves. How you “see” your subject will portray the way it looks on film. No matter how exact your camera settings may be, your photographic “eye” will epitomize the concept. Consider your options when photographing your find. This is where you should try to photograph the mushroom in its natural state and habitat while disturbing the area as little as possible. Try capturing the species’ true essence and appearance as it most likely will present itself to others in the field. Even with the best intentions, a little manipulation is usually prudent to produce a good photograph. A blade of grass, a twig or bit … Read more

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