With experience I came to see the yearly color extravaganza as an opportunity to sharpen basic photographic skills and explore new techniques that are applicable anywhere. Here are your tips, friends.
1. Polarizing the Light
Is it trite to say that photography is all about light? Fall offers a time to get out and experiment with the subtle effects created by the changing light and angles of the sun. I’ve always kept extra gadgets to a minimum, as I prefer to exploit “available light.” However, the reflectiveness of shiny leaves and vertical rock surfaces makes a polarizer absolutely indispensable. A slight twist of this filter can reduce reflections on shiny surfaces, and can also produce dramatically saturated colors in an otherwise drab scene.
2. Working with Early…