The Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk is one of Western Australia’s most iconic photographed sites, and we want to offer some photography tips based on our experiences. It is also a photographer’s paradise while also being a challenge!
We don’t profess to have amazing photography skills, and feel under-qualified to provide photography tips or advice, BUT (deep breath) a lot of the best photos are when you are well prepared!
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How do you get the perspective of these trees? We got down as low as we could and still we couldn’t fit the whole tree into the lens!! If you have extra lenses, make sure you have them all! at the same time, we got some cool perspective shots like this one
2. Be prepared for movement!
The walk wobbles. With a big zoom lens and kids making the walk sway (a lot) I was disappointed to see many of my images blurry. Next time I’ll probably take different lens without so much zoom. A tripod would also be nice but given the kids move at such a fast pace probably not much of an option at the moment.
3.Arrive Early/Stay Late
If you are looking for pictures without the people arrive at opening time – or stay right until closing time– but be prepared for low light due to the thickness of the forest canopy. Also these trees grow here because there is a lot of annual rain. Many times we have visited it has been pouring rain. Go prepared!
4. Late Night visits
the Late Night Special opening also gave a gorgeous soft light and lots of special opportunities.we highly recommend contacting the Tree Top Walk and asking when they have Late Night Openings. (they are typically in the Summer or School Holidays.) They are a MUST for any photographer. We’ve yet to write our post on this special visit but it was awesome.
5. More than just Tingle Trees!
there is much more than the Tree Top Walk and the Tingle Trees – we saw Quokkas during our night walk, and enjoyed the shop and educational area.
Want to know more about visiting the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk? Check out Top Tips to visit the Valley of the Giants With Kids
Want to stay a while in the Walpole and soak in the natural goodness, check out Walpole Western Australia With Kids
Where to stay when visiting the Tree Top Walk? Check out our list of favorite places.