What’s your favorite season? Mine is autumn, especially now that I have stopped teaching and can go exploring on the glorious days of September and October. I think of vibrant foliage, crisp air, football games, and piles of leaves to pounce on or burrow under. What a wonderful time to snap some pictures with my iPhone camera as I am out and about. Needless to say there are a multitude of websites with tips for taking grand pictures. I have summarized some of the advice I found most helpful.
Use reflections to double your color. Symmetry is always pleasing to the eye. A river, lake, or even a puddle will do!
Shoot directly up into the leaves with the sky as a backdrop for an unique perspective.
Take advantage of a misty or foggy morning to add a mystical or eerie ambiance to your images.
Focus on a leading line that draws your viewer’s eye deep into the image. A path, a stream, a fence, or even a row of telephone poles help folks imagine walking right into your picture.
Don’t just look up. Peer around and down to discover patterns, unexpected objects, and lovely colors.
Search for colors beyond the oranges, reds, and yellows of the foliage. Flowers still bloom and grasses are morphing into dry wisps the birds will search out during the snows of winter. Pumpkins are always a cheery sight.
Go close. Capture the changing nature of the world around you as the summer transitions into autumn. Hint—want rain or dew droplets—carry a small spray bottle of water to add a special detail.
We at BoomerTECH Adventures are all enjoying our fairly mild September and October days. It’s natural to try to extend summer just a bit longer when we know our first blizzard will be along shortly. We hope you are also able to explore your natural world during this lovely time of year. Don’t forget your iPhone, stop and smell the fall roses, and take time to look for the unexpected!
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