Fall color is so much fun to work with! You can use the power of those changing leaves to create some truly breathtaking images or you can just have fun and experiment. The one thing I’ve noticed when it comes to fall color is it easy to be seduced by the color and instinctively you take a picture regardless if it’s worth it or not. This is something you really have to work at to avoid this time of year because wherever there is fall color the first instinct is photo opp but that’s not true. You still have to think through your compositions and really watch the light.
Now I’ve spent the last few years working with fisherman as an outlet to experiment with and right now it’s great because it’s something to try with the fall color. For instance Mikey here tells the story of fishing in the fall even with the absence of direct light. Trees are often dark and everything else behind those forests are bright so having that reversal is kind of interesting. If you are out this Fall working the color really focus on pushing yourself to create more then just the look at the pretty leaves shot.
Images captured with Nikon D750, 24-70 AF-S, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film