Using A Camera To Shoot Autumn Pictures-5 Useful Tips
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In this article I will try to provide the readers with 5 tips to photograph during autumn and don’t let this beautiful season slip away unnoticed. October, more precisely the second half of it, offers the best moment to capture and that’s the reason why many photographers consider autumn their favorite season. Depending on the altitude you are at, there is a period of about two weeks ( which begins after October 1 in those on the 45thequatorial parallel ) when the trees, plants and nature – in general – offer the most beautiful “display” of color. However, in order to take pictures as successful as possible, you need some basic technical knowledge and I tried to prepare in the article below, five of the most useful tips to help you shoot the pictures of a fall that you seen only in stories !
1) Use a polarizing filter! This is the best way to capture bright and saturated color images without any post – processing is by using a polarizing filter. The filter emphasizes the real colors and makes the pictures capture better the specificity of autumn color palette. There are many tutorials and guides to using a polarizing filter and I recommend you search and read some of these.
2) Choosing the most interesting moments of the day to shoot is the main reason why photography could not exist without. For a photo to be as successful as desired, on most occasions we need a special lighting environment. For an amplified effect and astonishing photos of autumn, the best moments to shoot are during sunset and sunrise, when sunlight falls on the ground grazing and all shadows are more pronounced and even colored.
3) Using a tripod can have many effects you simply can’t understand unless you use one. If you want to shoot photos at dusk or dawn, it's best to have a tripod that you can rely on because most of the times you will shoot you need long exposure times. It is a shame to sacrifice image quality by using too high ISO.
4) Macro opens a whole new world for you and although most photographers choose to capture the landscapes of autumn, you should not forget the macro pictures; Even a plain dried leaf can be an interesting subject to shoot, if captured in a photograph that puts it in value
5) Cheats: You can direct your own “fall” just by improvising; a simple walk in the park can get you some interesting ideas.