Since we don’t get that great fall foliage here, I don’t have much experience with photographing it. So, I thought it’d be nice to put together a a list of some great articles I found around the Internet:
Photographing Fall Color – by Ron Bigelow
When I first got into photography, I remember reading through all of Ron Bigelow’s excellent articles. Those articles taught me a lot of what I know about photography, so I thought I’d share his article on photographing fall color. Be sure to check out his other stuff too though.
Fall Foliage Photography Tips – by Bob Atkins
Bob Atkins is another favorite writer/photographer of mine. He’s got some great tips here on post-processing fall foliage photos, and the use of different white balance settings.
Fall Reflections: Adding Water to Your Scene – by Arnab Banerjee
This is a great article from an issue of Outdoor Photographer Magazine, about adding water reflections to your fall photo compositions.
12 Ways to Capture the Colors of Fall – by Peter West Carey
If you need some inspiration for how to capture those brilliant colors, then this great article by Peter West Carey might help give you some ideas. He covers some of the classic shots (like trails and winding roads), but also has some fresh ideas that you don’t see very often (like frosty leaves).
This is a post I wrote last year about how to use Flickr to help you scout out good locations for fall color. Flickr has a powerful search tool that allows you to search by date range, so it’s great for finding out what the trees look like at a certain location before you actually go there.
What did I miss?
If you know of another great tutorial on photographing fall color, or have a tip to share, please tell us about it by leaving a comment below. Thanks!
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About the Author: Steve Berardi is a naturalist, photographer, software engineer, and founder of PhotoNaturalist. You can usually find him hiking in the beautiful mountains and deserts of southern California.