how to photograph fall leaves

It's the perfect time to get out in nature and refresh your soul. It's hard to NOT get beautiful photos now, but with these tips they'll pop even more!

Camera Settings

Mode: manual

Color Space: RGB if using a professional monitor and printing high end ink jet (giclee'), otherwise use sRGB

Picture Style: Check your camera for the most vivid color space. (Nikon/vivid, Canon/standard, Sony/vivid)

ISO: 100

F/stop: smallest number on your lens for shallow depth of field, (2.8, 4, etc. largest number on your lens for lots of depth of field, (16, 22, 32 etc). If depth of field isn't that important stay in the middle range, (f 5.6, 8, 11).

Shutter speed: varies according to the f/stop. Meter for the correct setting then underexpose 1/3 to 1 stop.

White balance: Custom for best color.

Accessories: Polarizer filter dialed to maximum saturation. Tripod if your shutter speed is below 1/60.

This will get you the most colorful and sharpest fall landscapes possible.You can always boost color even more by making your own picture style in the camera. Just keep in mind that unlike our eyes, there's a point where digital frames and screens fail. All you have is a bright or dark "blotch", and prints are about the same. Screen's and paper can only see so much color.

Now go out and breathe some fresh air and capture fome amazing landscapes for your wall. God gave us nature for inspiration and rejuvenation.

How to photograph silky waterfalls

If you ever want to make your water photographs silky, here's how.

ISO - 100

Shutter Speed - 1 second

F/stop - varies according to the shutter speed. Just don't point the camera to anything white to meter from. (If you meter off the white water it will turn out dingy gray).

White Balance - Custom for best color. Otherwise match the in camera setting to the existing light.

Accessories - A tripod or other solid mount is a must. The sturdier the better.