If you’re lucky enough to live somewhere that bursts with color during fall, you should take full advantage of nature’s beauty and capture some of the most beautiful images Mother Nature has to offer. We have a few ideas and tips to get you started.
Look for Color Combinations
The collage of colors that comes from a tree full of bright yellow leaves, next to another one with dark maroon leaves, next to another one with bright orange leaves and so on, is what makes fall an exciting time for photographers. Framing the most vibrant fall colors against the bright blue sky with puffy white clouds creates something almost magical. To darken skies and increase contrast with clouds, you can use a polarizing filter from Buydig.com. Don’t let an overcast day scare you away. This type of lighting often works best for streams and waterfalls. Also a little bit of drizzle can really help to saturate autumn colors. A polarizer strongly enhances color in these conditions as well.
If you enjoy taking photos of people, you should invite your friends and family for an outdoor shoot. Fall foliage makes for the perfect backdrop, and can even become a subject of its own within a portrait. With the enhanced eye AF on the Sony RX10 IV Cyber-Shot High Zoom Camera that will be available on Oct. 17th from Buydig.com you’ll be able to focus on your subject’s eyes with ease.
A great way to extend your shooting hours on a bright sunny day is to head to a river or stream. Look for reflections in the shaded portions of the landscape. Position yourself in the shade immediately opposite a hillside of fall color in the bright sun and you’ll be amazed how good the reflected color looks. Look for still pools of water for sharp, mirror-like reflections, or use a long lens to isolate rocks and sections of current that are picking up the reflected color from above.
If the sun is shining bright, get under a tree and up close to a branch of colorful leaves. Photograph into the sun and see how vivid and detailed your shots come out. If you position a leaf between your camera and the sun, the back lighting will illuminate it all the way through making it appear to glow and revealing the details of the veins. Try it out on a day when the sky is blue for a beautiful color contrast.
Leaves that have fallen on the ground are excellent subjects. Try getting a squirrel’s point of view for a unique perspective. Or try looking straight up into the trees to emphasize their tallness and magnificence.
A simple, minimalist composition can be just as beautiful as a complex scene, and the new Sony RX10 IV Cyber-Shot High Zoom Camera with 24-600 mm F.2.4-F4 Lens from Buydig.com is the perfect camera to help you achieve these images. Try getting close to a single leaf and using a wide aperture. Such as f/2.8 or f/4 to achieve a shallow depth of field that isolates fine details.
Fall is a time to explore the world around you. Whether you’re on foot or taking a road trip, all it really takes to capture fall foliage is a camera like the Sony RX10 IV Cyber-Shot High Zoom Camera with 24-600 mm F.2.4-F4 Lens from Buydig.com and a passion for photography. So get out there before the trees turn from beautiful to bare!