- Use a polarizer to bring out those colors and remove that washed out glare from the sky (even on a cloudy day). This is one filter effect you can’t recreate afterwards in Photoshop. If you want fall colors with deep blue skies you need this filter. All of the blog images where shot with a poloarizer.
- Shoot on a cloudy day right after the rain – the colors are very saturated under these conditions, but again make sure you use a polarizer to get the glare off those wet leaves. See above image.
- Underexpose a little in some cases (1/3 – 1 stop) – underexposure saturates colors.
- Look for a splash of one color surrounded by another to create impact. See first blog image.
- Look for structure to hang your fall colors on. See next image.
- Windy day – experiment with long exposures. The next image was shot at 1.6 sec to allow the wind to create the fall “fire”.
As always have fun!