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HERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT I FIND VALUABLE THAT  WILL HELP YOU WITH PHOTOS, SOCIAL MEDIA, AND YOUR CREATIVITY. 


MY GIFT TO YOU.

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Photography Tips

Fall Photography Tips


1) Tell people where you’re going. Seriously! I literally get so crazy excited when I am out shooting and sometimes will scramble to dangerous and hard to reach areas in order to get the shot. So be careful and tell someone where you’ll be and what time you’ll be home.

2) Altitude and timing are everything The colors are mostly influenced by altitude. Foliage around 10,000 feet in elevation can be in full peak by mid-September. Foliage in the 4,000–5,000 foot range will usually see color by mid to end October.

3) Get squirrelly. One thing that drives me nuts is seeing people take the same shots from head level. Be creative. Use your legs and move around. Pretend you are a squirrel and get close to the ground. You will see the world from a new perspective. Also, get closer, beauty is in the details.

4) Go early, stay late. Allow extra time. So many times I have left my house on a mission to capture a sunrise or sunset and have only given myself a few minutes to set up. I end up seeing amazing stuff on the way, and either end up missing the shot I was going for, or missing an opportunity because I did not have enough time.

5) See the light. Lighting is everything. I think the magic hour or golden hour is the best, the first half hour after the sun rises in the morning, or a half hour just before the sun sets. This is ideal for fall landscapes. The light is warm and rich and makes the colorful leaves pop. And, don’t shy away from a little weather. Overcast and hazy days present new opportunities.

6) Experiment. Play with the settings. Set the ISO as low as possible to eliminate noise. Experiment with slow shutter speeds to create silky smooth streams and waterfalls.

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