If you’ve been putting off using that new digital camera, now is the time to throw it into your knapsack and take a walk along the riverbank. Here are a couple of hints for capturing the autumn colors:
- Late afternoon sunlight provides maximum color potential and even lighting.
- When photographing at midday, the lighting can create harsh, unflattering shadows so try to have the sun over your shoulder. The sky appears bluest when the sun is in this position.
If you are still using the Auto setting to take all of your pictures, try using
- the Portrait mode to capture a close up of foliage against a blurred background, or
- the Macro mode (typically represented by a tulip icon) to take detailed close ups of leaves and flowers.
And the best tips: always have your camera handy and take tons of pictures, even a millisecond between shots can capture a subject differently.