Fall color: how to photograph autumn leaves and other seasonal images

    | Photography Tips | 08/09/2013 00:01am
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    How to shoot frosty leaf close-ups

    How to shoot frosty leaf close-ups

    Image by Robert Rathe

    Colour
    Autumn’s all about rich colours, but look for ways that you can contrast ‘warm’ tones with ‘cool’ ones. Move a leaf to a different location if it makes for a stronger colour contrast.

    Composition
    The rule of thirds helps to make balanced close-up compositions. Imagine a 3×3 grid over the image, and place the most important feature at a point where the lines cross.

    Focal length
    Macro lenses with longer focal lengths are useful when you’re photographing frost-covered leaves, as you’re less likely to breathe on the subject and melt the icy magic.

    White balance
    Shoot raw files and you’ll be able to edit the white balance setting later in software. This allows you to try out cooler settings to emphasise frost, 
or produce images to blend.

    PAGE 1: Common questions about how to shoot Fall color
    PAGE 2: How to check focus with Live View
    PAGE 3: How to shoot frosty leaf close-ups
    PAGE 4: Necessary accessories for shooting Fall color
    PAGE 5: Other ideas for shooting Fall color

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