Perfect Leaf-Peeping Picture Tips and Road Trips for Alabamians
It’s Leaf-Peeping Time
Get out and explore the beautiful Fall colors while on an awesome Alabama road trip. You can even get your family organized to take some incredible group pictures to have some long-lasting memories.
It does take some planning and Mother Nature has to cooperate as well. Click here for the “Peak Fall Foliage Color Guide for West and Central Alabama.” This will help you plan when to take that drive and get the family ready.
Tips for Creating Perfect Fall Photos
Back in the day before cameras on cell phones, you had to wait for pictures to be developed. Now, you can make that perfect picture and see it instantly.
My #1 rule is to have fun with the pictures. Also, shoot the same picture at different angles. You will be surprised how they come out. Escape To Blue Ridge has some perfect and easy tips on "creating great fall images."
PAY ATTENTION TO LIGHT
“You always want to consider how much light you have, where it’s coming from, and how it’s hitting your subject. You want it to illuminate your subject without causing harsh shadows.”
PLAY WITH PERSPECTIVE
“This one is a lot of fun. Get down, stand up, and shoot off the hip.”
TAKE LEAVES TOWARDS THE SKY
“Fall is all about color and fall photography is all about capturing the vibrant fall leaves.”
CAPTURE A LONE TREE
“Capturing the lone tree creates a simple image that easily brings the viewer’s eyes to the purpose of the photo.”
SHOOT AGAINST A DARK BACKGROUND
“Yellow and orange leaves can be easily washed out and the vibrancy of their color lost. Taking a shot with a dark background can bring out the contrast.”
USE THE WEATHER TO TAKE GREAT SHOTS
“Fall can often be stormy with potential rain or snow at any time.”
IF YOU SEE RED, SHOOT IT
“Many famous photographers have noted the power of red in a picture.”
CHANGE PERSPECTIVE. TRY LOW-ANGLE PHOTOGRAPHY
“Understanding where the horizon line is can help you create a better photo.”
GET DOWN CLOSE TO THE REFLECTIVE SURFACE
“If you are photographing water, especially the reflection of the tinted trees in the water, try getting down low.”
CLEAN YOUR LENS
“The #1 smartphone photography trick to remember when taking pictures, is to always stop and wipe off the lens, then shoot.”
Now, you got picture taking tips from Escape To Blue Ridge. So go ahead charge up your cell phone and hit the road this Fall. Here are some great drives to take.