Tree advocates and photographers

Author: Shoshana Biro

Trees advocates and photographers list that I am either involved with, donating to or learning from. I love to meet other people who care about trees and flowers. The energy of people planting and taking care of community gardens together was infectious.

NYRP – New York Restoration project headed by Bette Midler is a great organization. It collaborates with NYC Parks to plant million trees in NYC. I’ve been donating and volunteering for them to plant and care for trees for at least 5 years:

Million Trees NYC


NYRP – New York Restoration Project

Another organization that protects and plants trees I’ve been involved with: Arbor Day Foundation They have additional program

The Promise of Sustainable Agriculture: Environmental & Agricultural Benefits

Photography of Trees

So far I only took photographs through the excellent camera of my Lumia 920 but I definitely want to start using DSLR or SLR cameras. Taking photo albums of one tree means that all photos need to be with the same exposure, focus, ISO. See Photography tips for more information. I have SLR and analog lenses I inherited from my mother, I am going to start using them soon.

Flickr through Yahoo has multiple groups dedicated to taking photos of forests. Besides enjoying the gorgeous photos Flickr displays the Exif meta data on each photo and with which camera the photo was taken. This is most helpful information if you want to emulate the same focus depth, exposure time etc. for your own photographs.

Here is an example:

Photographer: Martyn Smith. Automn Colours in Clydach Gorge South Wales Flickr. Found in Woods and Forests group of Flickr.

Photographer: Martyn Smith. Automn Colours in Clydach Gorge South Wales Flickr. Photograph found in Woods and Forests group of Flickr.


Woods and Forests

Another Flickr group:

Enchanted Forests of the World









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