It’s not difficult to see why Autumn Photography is the favorite season of most photographers. With autumn comes a vast spectrum of bright yet moody colors and many natural phenomena worth a snap. However, there is a catch.
Autumn is beautiful, but replicating that beauty via a camera lens is pretty hard. During autumn, the sun operates in odd extremes, leaving photographers with too much or too little lighting.
Don’t worry, there’s a way around it. We created a list of the most compelling photography tips to help you make the most of the autumn season. No, you don’t have to buy more lights or shades than you already have.
1. Use the golden hour
Do you know that golden moment between dark and sunrise? It’s the replica of the magic light we sometimes get between sunset and the evening twilight. Well, that’s the golden hour, perfect for outdoor photography.
The golden hour is more evident in autumn. As the name implies, it’s that short period when the sun shines gold. It gives you the soft glow, the perfect highlights, and just the right pop you’d need for a shoot.
2. Get creative with the fog
Gray and foggy days are autumn’s best companions. Daytime gets shorter, and most of it comes with a grey fog. If you look closely, you’d see how vibrant colors like red, green, yellow, and bright brown stand out within the mist.
The point is the grey fog is the perfect background for natural colors. You should know that fog comes in various compositions, so you’ll have to go outside to find the right texture or even wait for it to thicken or clear up a bit.
The best scenes to capture are the ones that stick out the most. Plants have all the exciting hues in autumn, but streams, rivers, woods, and lakes usually have an enigmatic look too. So, explore! You never know the wonder you might find.
3. Use low-angle shots
Aside from the fallen leaves, the most spectacular sights in autumn are above ground level. Shooting from low angles gives you a detailed view of autumn wonder and helps create depth.
For example, a straight-line shot would be okay if you took a tree photo. However, a low-angle position would allow sunlight into the frame, showcase the colorful carpet of fallen leaves beneath the tree, and ultimately give your image better quality.
The tips are limitless. However, we trust the above three should get you started. If you’re concerned about indoor photography during autumn, get some autumn leaves inside and experiment with the color transitions between the leaves and your photo subjects.
And when you take those amazing shots, don’t forget to host them on Image coast. There’s no better way to create and showcase an autumn photo gallery.