Pro tips for photographing fall colors and foliage
As summer starts to fade, it’s time to turn our thoughts to the approach of autumn. The smell of pumpkin spice is in the air, and soon the leaves will be turning. If you want to photograph the changing leaves this year, it’s good to have a plan, and have the right approach. Here are my tips for getting outstanding photos of fall colors.
I wanted to have a little fun so I went out with my Nikon D810 and 50mm f/1.4 AFS G Nikkor lens. For this image, I stopped down all the way to get a shutter speed of 1/15 second. I rotated the camera while dragging the shutter. For a finishing look, I applied a Flypaper Texture (discount code: JASONO).
Learn more about how you can use long exposures to create dynamic images in my complete guide, Stretching Time.
It’s time again to think about photographing fall foliage! In this episode of The Sensor Plane podcast, I’ll go over some tips and tricks for getting fall colors that really pop. Specifically, I’ll talk about some of the filters I use when photographing fall colors, including the Singh-Ray Vari-N-Duo.