Perhaps more unsuccessful photographic exposures are made in the woods than successful. For the amateur photographer who is interested only in getting' attractive pictures this is not such a serious matter since there are plenty of good views which can be safely snapped. The forester, however, (and for that matter his cousin the botanist) is often anxious to get pictures of objects within a forest stand. And here, with the usual equipment failure generally results. In view of the adjustments which our eyes, without effort on our part, make to subdued light, it is hard to realize that the camera does not adjust itself automatically. This is just the point that must be kept in mind. When the light is poor more of it is needed to make the photographic impression. In other words the length of exposure must be lengthened or else a bigger opening must be provided through which the light may enter the camera. In general, with the ordinary hand camera, snapshots cannot be successfully taken in the woods.
Haasis, Ferdinand W.
"Suggestions for Forest Photography,"
Ames Forester: Vol. 17
, Article 6.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/amesforester/vol17/iss1/6