It’s fall here in the east and the deciduous forest is producing some spectacular color. Now is the time to be out looking for photo opportunities and use those colors as backdrops for your photos. Be patient, be creative and, above all, be outside.
Think big with scenic backgrounds… with your subject in the forefront. Find the right angle to show the most and brightest colors possible.
Think small with your subject surrounded by the color of fall leaves. One leaf is enough if your subject is small enough. Sometimes I find myself at a spectacular Sugar Maple looking for the perfect leaf with a contrast of bright reds, pinks, oranges, yellows and greens on one leaf. The Ladybug photo above will appear in the Sierra Club’s 2017 Engagement Calendar.
The Garter Snake photo has appeared in many publications. Without the fall-colored leaves as the background I would not have been able to sell the photo at all.
This Spider photo is one of my best selling photos…especially during October…for Halloween stories in kids books and magazines. The skull appearance makes it appealing for Halloween, but the color filling the entire photo makes it attractive to almost any photo editor.
Get out there and take advantage of the leaf color only available for a short time during this season of the year.