red leaf trees near the road
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Would you like to take photos of the autumn leaves that look like the above photo. Hang on and read, here we go:

autumn hd wallpaper
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First of all, this will come under the category of “landscape photos” which we have already had a blog for (if you go back to previous posts, you will see that one). There’s a little bit different twist to taking photos of the autumn colors. First of all, I have two different types of photos so far here, the top photo is horizontal, and the next photo is vertical. When you take wide sweeping vistas of autumn leaves, make sure your phone is horizontal. When you are needing to get the reflection of the leaves in the lake, along with the scenery, you will need to do your phone vertically. Here is another example of using your phone vertically for your autumn photos:

water dew on green and brown leaves
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Taking closeups of the leaves you may choose to do it vertically, if the arrangement of the leaves fits the photo. And don’t be afraid to get in close to the leaves. Your smartphone camera was designed to get close.

wood people woman relaxation
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Taking pictures of people with fall colors is a beautiful thing to do. Make sure the camera is vertical, but, instead of getting super close to your person, get back just a bit to get the scenery in the photo. I love how this girl is framed for this photo.

boy wearing red t shirt and blue pants
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Taking pictures of children in the autumn, now becomes a “motion” type photo. Notice how the leaves look like they are frozen in space? That means the camera picked a higher shutter speed to get this photo. Now we are trying to keep the smartphone easy to use, so you don’t have to think about shutter speeds, the only thing you need to know is have lots of sunshine. If you try to take this photo when it is overcast, you may not have enough light to get the leaves to freeze in the air, like the photo above. It’s just part of the camera trying to accommodate for the low lighting you are working with. So, to get the photo like you see above, lots of light works good.

I’m going to leave you with some photos of autumn to see if you can learn from them. Notice the horizon on the photos is not down the middle on these photos, and, lighting during the day can also play a big part in getting your photo to look dramatic.

Photo by John Mccann on Unsplash
Photo by Lanny Cottrell – 123Photogo
dirt road cover by dried leaves
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autumn autumn leaves branch bright
Wow! Notice the angle of the light rays in this photo. Obviously taken early in the morning. —— Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

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I have been a photographer for many years. Worked in retail selling cameras and accessories for over 20 years. Taught many photo classes, and have even been a judge in several county fairs. Now, I want to share photo instructions and entertainment with all other photographers around the world.

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