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Sep232010

Photographing fall colors part 3

Limiting the color palette can make better photographsHere are a few more suggestions for improving your fall photographs.  First, consider limiting the color palette when you shoot.  That is, rather than including a lot of sky, hone in on just the color of the aspen trees, as in this example, to create more impact.

The second suggestion is to shoot when the scene is side or back lit.  In this case, it is a combination of the two (look at the two trees at the far right to understand where the sun is).  Back light helps separate values and enhances texture, something worth considering when trying to accentuate depth.

Finally, consider using perspective to guide the viewer's eye into the picture.  In this case, I chose to shoot in this location because of the natural "V" shape leading from the left and right edges going toward the opening in the middle of the picture.

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