Indy Photo Coach 4:25am, 21 October 2009
Piercing thru the Sky

This is a magical time of the year however many photographers find themselves disappointed with their fall foliage photos because they lack the color they saw with their eyes. To make your photos look closer to the way your eyes saw the scene here are a couple of tips:

1) Use a Polarizing Filter
Your fall color photos lack saturated color because of the light being reflected off of the leaves. Your eyes see through this, but your camera does not. Using a polarizing filter reduces the reflections and allows the colors to come through.

2) Adjust Your White Balance Setting
Using a warmer white balance saturates the earth tones so the red, orange, brown and yellow colors look more natural.


On your next fall color photo trip, use a polarizing filter and notice how the colors become brighter as you rotate the filter. Experiment with your white balance settings by shooting the same photo using both the Cloudy and Shady settings. Notice the subtle color changes between the two settings.

Have fun!

Written by Ron Kness
Hawthorn M. PRO 9 years ago
Neighborhood Walk
JBEYS 9 years ago
Colors of fall!
nathanrhoades PRO 9 years ago
IMG_4733 copy by nathanrhoades

IMG_4793 copy by nathanrhoades

IMG_4785 copy by nathanrhoades

IMG_4760 copy by nathanrhoades
JBEYS 9 years ago
Colors of fall!!
N2scrapn 9 years ago
Lets Take a Walk

Enchanted Forest
Lisa Rooney Photography Posted 9 years ago. Edited by Lisa Rooney Photography (member) 9 years ago
These are just a few that I took in the last couple days. Thnx for the assignment, I really needed the kick.

Peeking Thru


Hydrangea 2

Nikon Nel 9 years ago
Serge Melki PRO 9 years ago
Capturing the colors of fall from far away

Abstract by Sarah
supersaxtons 9 years ago
Stewart Imagery 9 years ago
Enjoying the scenery

Grace...and beauty
moostang78 9 years ago
Should I remember this?
brash recess [deleted] 9 years ago
HDR Cataract Falls lake view-2
mom2tylerwolf Posted 9 years ago. Edited by mom2tylerwolf (member) 9 years ago
CaShim 9 years ago
orange pop  by CaShim
CaShim 9 years ago
Colorful in Water by CaShim
CaShim 9 years ago
corner of leaf by CaShim
brash recess [deleted] 9 years ago
Museatatuck Wildlife walk
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