Fall has arrived and for some of us, we will see the beautiful fall foliage images from others and wish we could be there photographing those amazing colors. Don’t despair. What’s around you? I have deserts I can now play in without getting heatstroke. Think about your location and make it your own fall.
If you just can’t think of any Fall places for you to have fun, then go to your local store and pick up flowers with fall colors and have some fun with them. Below is one of my “Macro Lens Paintings”. You can learn how I make these pieces here. Just seeing all of the fall photos from other photographers helps give me inspiration, it will help you too.
In December I’ll have a Live Workshop for our Members on my tips on photographing Landscapes. You can see more about my workshops here. I plan to talk about seasons and photographing them thinking about the emotion we feel within the work. One of the tips for Fall is paying attention to the COLOR. Sorry, B&W’ers. When photographing say to yourself, “Color is #1 so let’s work it”. Make sure your viewer is not distracted by a bunch of other stuff in the picture.
Below is a baby pine tree, yes it’s my story because it’s so cute! I used the background colors to enhance it. The dead pines of Fall bring out the new life of the pine tree.
Lens blurring is fun. Slow down your shutter speed and move the lens while taking the picture. It was a cold Fall day while hiking around these aspens. Can you feel it? I live in Southern California…No Aspens here like Colorado. Work with what you have in your area.
Look for dead leaves..so what if they aren’t maples. Bring them in and have some fun! Look at its details and share that with us.
Have any Fall tips for us? Share them below.
Have a great day and a happy Fall!