How to Take Great Autumn Photos

October 15, 2010 | Mark Goldstein | Photography Techniques | Comment |

Time is on your side

The time of day you're shooting is also crucial during autumn. Try to shoot during the late morning or early evening to avoid the overly harsh lighting that occurs during the middle of the day.

The "soft" lighting associated with dusk is optimal for foliage reflection, so you'll enhance your color schemes. It's important to scout out locations in advance, but keep in mind that things are constantly changing - what was green yesterday could be breathtaking today!

Fall for family

Aside from the individual settings on your camera, autumn is a great time of year for family portraits.

The season provides vast opportunities to capture fun action shots, such as throwing leaves up in the air or jumping into piles of leaves, both of which will be accentuated by the bold colors of the leaves.  

How to Take Great Autumn Photos

By focusing on the members of your family, the beautiful foliage will be present, but slightly diffused in the background, making for a perfect holiday photo card.

Keep your memories safe

To ensure you never miss an amazing autumn shot, always carry your camera with you to seize the opportunity of capturing an unforgettable memory. In addition, make sure you're using a reliable, speedy memory card, like a Lexar Professional 600x CompactFlash memory card,  to not only take that shot at less than a moment's notice, but also to keep the memories you've captured safe and sound! 

How to Take Great Autumn Photos

All in all, autumn is a wonderful time to experiment with photography techniques. Changing up the aperture of your lens, shifting your focus or timing out your photo shoot are all ways to create lasting memories during this impressive season.

Photo Credit: All Photos Copyright of Erin Dougherty or Jeff Cable

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