Fall is Finally here in most parts of the US! Check out a few tips before you head out into the mountains, forests, and canyon country to explore the amazing autumn colors…
Use a Long Lens and Back Up!
Forests can be chaotic and hard to simplify or distill down to a cohesive composition. When that’s the case, take a few steps outside the forest and take out your longer lens. Experiment with 100-400mm in focal length.
2. Use A Wide Aperture
Using a wide aperture (f/2.8) can help separate your foreground from a busy background and abstract the scene using colors and textures.
3. Use Backlighting
Use backlighting for creative compositions. Stopping down to f/16 can create a sunstar to pull the eye through the scene and add visual interest.
4. Don’t forget the Pano
Fall is a great time to work on different aspect ratios, so experiment with panos in the 2:1 or 2.5:1 aspect ratio range.
5. Explore small scenes in soft light
Explore the soft light at the ends of the day and combine with intimate scenes.