The air is getting cooler, the sun is setting earlier, and the colors are changing. Leaves in vibrant shades of red, yellow, and orange now adorn the trees. Fall is here, and trees are displaying brilliant colors to prove it. The great migration is in full swing with hordes of photographers descending upon small towns all across the northeastern United States to capture the changing colors of the leaves. Leaf peeping, and photographing, is hard work. It requires patience, solitude, and the ability to put up with the constant aroma of pumpkin spice latte in the air. Get a different vantage point than the others heading out to photograph fall colors this year by using your drone to get the most out of your experience. We have the tips to help you get the best fall shots this autumn.
Get Up Early
The best time of day for landscape photography is dawn. Use the Photographer’s Ephemeris app to determine exactly where the sun will crest over the mountains and make sure you beat the rooster’s crow to get set up in the best position to catch the first rays of light pouring into the valley.
Use Colorful Frames
Explore the back roads around town. They will almost always lead you to a hiking trail towards natural falls, natural bridges, or babbling creeks. If taking the road less traveled leads you to discover one of these natural wonders through a clearing, use the smattering of fall colors to create an interesting frame for the subject.
Composition with Intention
Lines, patterns and geometry are some of the most potent compositional elements in this, high-flying medium. Lines have incredible implications because they have the power to direct the human eye from the foreground to the background of your photograph. You can find fall elements that naturally create these lines that you can capture from your DJI Mavic 2 Zoom Quadcopter Drone from Buydig.com. The height allows you to discover visual rhythms that can easily go unseen from the ground.
Obviously, the main compositional advantage that you control with your DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone from Buydig.com is perspective. Remember that the best photographs aren’t necessarily taken at maximum flight altitude. Usually, the drone photography sweet spot exists just a few feet above your head. At about 10-100 feet high, you can create clean imagery with foregrounds, middle grounds, and backgrounds that guide your viewer through a unique visual experience. It’s also at this height where you can best capture the unseen this autumn.