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Exploring Fall Colors Lighting Classic (Part 1)

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We come inside with dewy shoes and arms full of firewood. The air shifts, the leaves fall, and the farm stands are full of crimson, browns and orange. The cooler wet weather creeps in; we light the first fire in the wood stove and walk slowly into autumn. Welcome to fall in New England. Through the early-morning fog, we drive past ponds where mist rises; I note the time of day and slant of light. My de- sire is to drive back this way alone with my camera, tripod and a few hours of solitude with which to explore. If the seasonal transition of summer to fall finds you feeling adventurous and nostalgic, like me, you might enjoy stepping outside the box with your camera to photograph this shift of season with the lure of lingering colors before they fade into winter.

Welcome to fall in New England. Through the early-morning fog, we drive past ponds where mist rises; I note the time of day and slant of light

Welcome to fall in New England. Through the early-morning fog, we drive past ponds where mist rises; I note the time of day and slant of light

Lighting and white balance

Not all things need to be photo- graphed in bright sun. In the fall, sun- light is best used as side lighting early or late in the day. There are two types of light we need to be familiar with. The first is diffused light from an overcast sky. This type of light is cool and bluish. It helps to eliminate harsh shadows and brings out the strong tones and colors that aren’t visible under the sun. Diffused light is very soft and even, produces great results and allows for shooting all day long (as long as the clouds cover the sky). The second type of light is the “gold- en hour” that occurs just after sunrise and just before sunset. When the sun is this low on the horizon, it gives off a warm tone that’s complementary to the fall palette. While enhancing the tones, it can lead to very saturated colors. With both types of light, you’ll need to adjust your white balance accordingly. Get- ting familiar with white balance will only improve your photography. Proper white balance takes into account the color temperature of the light source. Our eyes are good at adjusting what’s white under different light sources, but digital cameras can have difficulty with auto white balance. Understanding white balance will help you avoid color casts in your images. Color casts are unwanted tints that evenly affect the entire image. Certain subjects create problems with a camera’s auto white balance, so if the scene al- ready has an abundance of warmth (like vibrant fall foliage shot in early-morning light), the camera will try to compensate for this warmth by creating a bluish col- or cast. Using presets or a custom white balance gives you more control with your images. White balance is an element of photography that’s often over- looked. While shooting fall colors, it’s important to adjust white balance so our color images are as accurate as possible.

Certain subjects create problems with a camera’s auto white balance, so if the scene al- ready has an abundance of warmth (like vibrant fall foliage shot in early-morning light), the camera will try to compensate for this warmth by creating a bluish col- or cast

Certain subjects create problems with a camera’s auto white balance, so if the scene al- ready has an abundance of warmth (like vibrant fall foliage shot in early-morning light), the camera will try to compensate for this warmth by creating a bluish col- or cast

Lens choice

Choosing the lens that’s right for you is a personal decision that mostly de- pends on the type of images you seek to create. I prefer to use a long-focus zoom lens (the Sigma 18-200mm is a favorite in my camera bag) because I find it helpful while playing with composition. Long lenses are versatile. They compress the distance between objects, which results in an intimate image. A long lens also allows you to stay in one place and zoom in and out instead of moving around to find the best angle for the focal length. I also have a Nikon 50mm ƒ/1.4 in my camera bag. This prime lens is a fast piece of glass that’s very lightweight. Its wide aperture allows me to create a shallow depth of field and helps me shoot in low light. It gives me sharp isolation and allows me to frame a scene even in the most unlikely areas. Its size makes it a convenient lens to bring just about any- where. Each lens has its benefits in different situations. They both allow room for creativity in composition. In any season, we must always con- sider composition, light, shadows, gear and mood while shooting. Fall is no different. Focusing solely on the color of the season will leave you shortsighted. The color you see around you is best framed as one component of the whole image. Fall landscapes are commonplace and popular for capturing a large-scale view. This perspective complements the vast scope of color that surrounds us at this time of year. We can capture the essence of fall through dramatic scenes, everyday scenes or the simple flavor of the season.

 I also have a Nikon 50mm ƒ/1.4 in my camera bag. This prime lens is a fast piece of glass that’s very lightweight

I also have a Nikon 50mm ƒ/1.4 in my camera bag. This prime lens is a fast piece of glass that’s very lightweight

 

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