Just imagine if you were looking at a photo of flowers and could inhale the scent of the beautiful blooms... Photography might not be able to transmit smells (yet!) but it can definitely transmit a range of feelings and emotions. What you capture through your lens can have a real impact on the viewer and transport them to a different time and place. Autumn has its special power - photos of this wonderful season are associated with warm yellows, fiery oranges and deep reds (even though mostly found on the South Island) but they also evoke the feelings of warmth and comfort... Wrapping up warm against the Southerlies, sipping a hot chocolate or coffee snuggled up on the sofa whilst reading a book, or crunching your way through the undergrowth on a nature walk.
Read on for few tips on how to make the best of your Autumn photography shots:
1. Timing Is King
You need to time it right to capture the leaves in all their golden glory but the time of the day you shoot is also crucially important - Autumn is one of the rare occasions when it is good to photograph in bright sunlight. Position your camera opposite the sunlight with foliage in front of your camera so the sun shines through the leaves or adds a "star" light to your photo. Light coming in from the side will also give you a wonderful effect - For this, try to photograph in the early morning or right before sunset to get a nice warm natural hue.