As the leaves and plants change in Fall, we are brought a panorama of colours and beauty to the delight of us all. For photographers who love to capture nature at its best, we try and judge when this foliage change is at the peak of beauty. We then scan weather reports and try and match good weather reports and sun lighting dates with this foliage change. Once complete we then have a date to go to a favourite location for our photo shoot.
While weather reports are easily come by, finding the peak colour period is not as easy. Fortunately for us some kind folks have created an online app which will help. This app tracks and reports colour changes in various locations. According to the maker “This guide will help you plan your Fall foliage viewing, and you can also check out this guide to the top 10 fall colour destinations in Canada.” You can find this app here.
In addition to being at the right place at the right time the challenge then is to use your artistic and technical skills to capture great photos. The Internet offers many good articles on tips photographers can use to help them get those “Wow” shots. I use Olympus equipment and follow their — most often generic — photography tips. The following link, from the Olympus Learning Centre – tips, to their Fall foliage tips, I rather like, and you may find useful.
Hope you have a great Fall and some successful shoots.