FOR A PHOTOGRAPHER, woods can be one of the earth’s most amazing and mysterious landscapes. Because they are so immersive in their sense of atmosphere, they create an environmental sensation unlike any other landscape. There’s a dizzying sensory overload. You hear animals, birds, and movement but can’t necessarily spot the sources of the sounds you hear. You witness the repetition of pattern in all directions around you and feel small in comparison to the arboreal giants that surround you.

There is a depth and a scale to the woods that make them so incredibly enchanting—but also terribly frustrating to photograph. Many photographers ...

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