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5 photography Tips for capturing Fall colours

OK folks, here is our good news for you: at Omnilargess photography classes, we have decided to share photography tips with you every Friday. You may ask, “why Fridays?” The simple answer is that we know many of you will want to try these tips, so we thought that weekends would be a great place to start. So stay tuned for Free Photo Tip Friday!

Each Friday, you will see an article here from one of our instructors about photography or photo editing tips. If you have ¬†questions or suggestions, feel free to contact us and we will do our best to get back to you in a timely manner. You are most welcome to use these tips to take photos or edit pictures, and then send them to us to post on our blog, or to be critiqued by us. Don’t worry, we won’t bite!

Ok enough talking, let’s get to our first Photo Tip Friday article…

Autumn is one the most amazing times of the year for taking fabulous images, especially in Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland of BC. These 5 Photography Tips can improve your image quality and turn your image from “good” to “AWESOME!”

1-Use Backlight

Backlight

Backlight

Light is very directional in Autumn, so use Backlight to highlight amazing saturated colours, and outline shapes with rim light.

 

2-Different Metering Modes for Fall

Use correct Metering Mode

Use correct Metering Mode

To take the most advantage of this directional light in Autumn, you need to know about the camera’s built in light meter, as well as the different modes that direct it. As a rule of thumb, Spot Metering or Centre Weighted metering works better in bright, directional light.

 

3-Stabilizing your shots

Use Tripods or Monopods

Use Tripods or Monopods

In Fall, we do not usually have enough light to shoot with super fast shutter speeds as well as to maintain a deep Depth-Of-Field. Using a Monopod or Tripod will stabilize your camera for sharper images and wider Depths-Of-Field.

 

4-Keep the Balance

Landscape mode

Landscape mode

Portrait Mode

Portrait Mode

These 2 images are shot at the same time and settings, the only change is the orientation of the camera. Take your time and examine both orientations to find which one works better for you. A more balanced image is more eye pleasing.

 

5-Angle Of View

Lower Angle

Lower Angle

Higher Angle

Higher Angle

You can change the perspective of your photos by changing the angle of your camera. Angle Of View (AOV) is the most artistic and impactful part of visual arts. Always try different AOVs.

That is all for this week. Feel free to send us your images for critiques or posting on our blog. On Sunday November 3rd we have our Fall Colour Photography workshop. Join us for a 100% hands on class! We love to hear from you.

Ted and Omnilargess Team

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