How to Take Great Foliage Photos
Leaf-peep your brains out this fall. Then bring home some photographic memories that actually replicate the brain-popping colors you just witnessed. Here's how:
- Motivate on wet mornings after a rain; bright foliage often awaits.
- Use a polarizing filter, which enhances foliage color by eliminating reflected glare from leaf surfaces.
- Adjust the white balance setting on your camera appropriately to ensure your shot has sufficiently “warm” colors (reds, oranges).
- Auto-white balance settings for “shade” and “direct sun” will add the greatest warming effects to your shots.
- Watch for overcast days and cloudy moments to provide even lighting, especially in forest settings.
- Avoid taking pictures in glaring midday sun, which creates both harsh contrast and diminished colors. Seek morning and evening shots for the best lighting.
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