4 ways to improve your macro pictures of autumn
01 Make an early start
On cool mornings, many insects are less active, making them easier to photograph. There is also a better chance of finding fungi and foliage in tip-top condition early in the day. Wind is less of a problem at this time too.
02 Seek out perfection
When shooting close-ups, any imperfections are magnified and are instantly obvious and distracting. So remember to take time to search of a perfect specimen or shoot from an angle that shows the best side of subject and hides any blemishes.
03 Pack a punch
Many leaves and other foliage reflect some light from their surface, which can lead to washed-out colors and a lack of contrast. The best way to eliminate this and make the colors more punchy is to fit a polarising filter.
04 Add extra light
Fill-in flash is a good way to liven up an image where the subject is poorly lit. You can use your camera’s built-in flash for this, but you’ll get much better results from an off-camera flash fitted with a diffuser. Doing this will soften the shadows and enhance your image.
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