We’re in the peak of fall colors in many areas of the Unites States. For some of you this will come late. You can file this away for next year. Here are five quick tips for improving your fall color shots.
1. Use a polarizing filter. The glare that reflects off the leaves makes it harder to capture the real, deep, beautiful fall colors. The polarizing filter can help you cut out that glare.
2. Underexpose by a half stop. If you underexpose, the colors in your image will be more saturated.’
3. Keep the sun behind you and make your photos within 90 minutes of sunrise or sunset. This tip will keep you in the best light.
4. On windy days, move in for close ups. If there’s too much wind to get a wide shot, move in and shoot details.
5. Use themes. On one day just shoot red. On another, concentrate on close-ups. Day three try including interesting foreground or background objects. Day four try mixing water into the equation.
These are just some starting points. Feel free to share your tips below.