Digital Autumn Foliage Photography Help and Tips

Capture the leaves changing color as the season turns to autumn. Autumn foliage composition tips, preparation, and more.


#1: Take Photos at Sunrise or Sunset
The golden cast of a sunrise or sunset can accentuate the colors of fall foliage.

#2: Prepare for the Elements
Dress appropriately when venturing into the mountains to shoot photos of autumn foliage.

#3: Watch your Metering and Use Histograms
Don't under or over-expose your autumn foliage photographs.

#4: Mountainous Areas Change Leaf Color Earlier
Don't wait too late before you take digital photos of fall foliage!

#5: Add Subjects to Your Photos
Add subjects such as cottages or animals to your fall foliage photos to make them stand out.

#6: Make Preparations Early
Take extra steps to help ensure great fall foliage digital photos.

#7: Look for Streams, Creeks, and Waterfalls
Trees near natural sources of water provide excellent opportunities for autumn foliage photography.

#8: Mix In Green Trees for Variety
Mix evergreens in your digital autumn foliage photos for variety.

#9: Focus on Individual Leaves
Use your macro lens to take photos of a leaf's color gradations.

#10: Best Dates for Fall Foliage Photos
Find out when to travel to photograph the peak times of fall foliage around the country.

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