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HOW TO MAKE BEAUTIFUL AUTUMN PHOTOS

Autumn opens up a wide range of photographic possibilities, especially for those who love rich colors and capricious weather. With rapidly changing landscapes, colorful paintings and shorter days, it is not difficult to understand why this is the favorite season of so many photographers.
How to make beautiful autumn photos
But how to capture his spirit, condition? How to go home after walking with beautiful shots? A typical problem of autumn photography is boring and flat images that cannot convey colors or atmosphere. In this article you will learn how to create excellent images of such a changeable season.
Photograph during the “golden hour”
Our first tip is applicable not only in the fall. In fact, this is a valuable hint for landscape photography in general: take advantage of the “golden hour”. The landscape literally lights up when the sun is in a low position during the hours before the sun or on the eve of sunrise. This gives a picturesque soft lighting in the pictures.
How to make beautiful autumn photos
Photo of Rondane National Park in Norway, shot in early autumn morning
There is no doubt that the blue sky may well contrast with the yellow and orange trees, but unfortunately, the light quickly becomes too harsh in the daytime, which causes the image to lose a soft glow.
Fog and overcast days can be just as good.
How to make beautiful autumn photos
Autumn is not a season from which you can expect a lot of sunshine every day. The days are getting shorter and the weather is changing rapidly. Usually it pulls rain, fog and rather gray days. These are conditions in which many prefer to stay at home, but such an act can be a big mistake; it’s so changeable weather, so why not try to take a picture of it?
Lakes, forests, rivers and streams are good objects for photography during cloudy or foggy days. The light is still perfect during the “golden hour”, but these days it is forgiven, and it is easier to capture interesting images in other hours.
How to make beautiful autumn photos
Look for pictures that stand out among the surroundings. In the image above, the bright orange leaves and red heather contrasted a lot with the gray and dull background. The separation of color makes the tree stand out even more, and without a doubt it is the main object of the image.
Use the natural frame
Natural framing is one of the most powerful compositional methods, and in the fall your possibilities are simply endless. Look for branches, leaves, trees, or other elements of nature that can frame and highlight your main subject.
How to make beautiful autumn photos
It may be easier to implement this method when using a telezum or lens of at least 50 mm. However, this approach also works with a wide-angle lens, but it is often more difficult to find effective frames, and the depth of field does not have a strong effect.
Use a polarizing filter
Polaric is your best friend for autumn photography, regardless of whether you are photographing in a forest or in a beautiful area. There are several advantages to using it.
It enhances contrast and colors.
Blue sky color improves on clear days.
It removes unwanted glare from rain and other moisture …
… and allows you to use a slower shutter speed, ideal for photographing rivers and streams.
Note that the filter is dark (it usually dims by about 1.5 feet), so you may need to either increase the ISO or use a tripod to get the right exposure, which remains sharp with less light.
Make sure you choose a filter that is relatively neutral with respect to color, if you do not want it to create a significant color cast; because you rather need him to brighten the actual colors in the image.
Avoid direct sunlight.
To begin with, this advice is rather a general guideline, since among the autumn shots there are a lot of beautiful images made under the direct rays of the sun. However, due to the sharp midday light, it is recommended to avoid shooting in the sun in most cases – the only exception is a photo session at sunrise or sunset.
One of the main problems associated with photographing directly in the sun is that the front of the photo will be underexposed, which means that you will need to take several pictures with different exposures and combine them during post-processing. You will also notice that you have a lot of sharp shadows, in general, less color saturation and a lot of glare, which is difficult to get rid of.
Use warm white balance
How to make beautiful autumn photos
Another way to get more colors is to add more heat to the white balance. Auto white balance can neutralize some colors. Increase the color temperature, for example, to 6000K. Our last tip for photographing the colors of autumn is to search for details. Take the time to carefully study the picture you are photographing and find elements that stand out from the crowd. It may be a red leaf in a small pool; branch losing leaves; reflections of a colorful tree or a row of lush colored trees.
Leave the wide-angle lens in the bag and use a telephoto or macro lens instead. Zoom in on different objects and pictures, see if there is something that separates from everything else.
The image above was taken at 200 mm, as the scale increased on the side of a hill, on which there were several yellow trees, noticeably distinguished among others.

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