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Classic Fall Color Photo Tips

The fall season always fascinates me. As a professional photographer, I use my home base of New England and the ability to make short trips at “peak” times to capture the colors. With this flexibility, I can stay at one place or move about the half-dozen states that are renown for this yearly display of Mother Nature. In this article, I'll share with you the essential fall color photo tips that will put you on the path to making your own beautiful images of the season...
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Favorite Fall Color Photo Locations

Like most photographers, I’m looking forward to and planning for fall photography, the cooler weather the season brings, and—most importantly—the colorful displays of nature before winter sets in. Fall colors can be so impressive, it really doesn’t matter where you go; there are many great locations to explore. Every photographer has his or her favorite fall color photo locations, though, and these are some of mine...
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Get Out From Under Your Protective Umbrella

A quote about which to think regarding your photography: “He who aspires to raise the bar does not walk the path of those taken before.” How about you break away from making the same iconic shot that’s been made millions of times before? Push the envelope and try something new. Don’t walk in the footprints walked before—find a new trail. Have you ever revisited the same photographic location and simply repeated the composition you made in the past? It’s human nature to do this, so don’t feel guilty. But, in order to diversify, break the mold, learn something new or have an “ah ha” moment, cut the safety net to bring your photography to the next level. Something new could be a baby step or a drastic change. Over the years I’ve run workshops and worked with my participants, I’ve shared the following suggestions to get them to cut the safety net. Some are basic, while others take it to the next level. See where you fit in relative to my four suggestions...
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ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2019

Now you can use the sliders to adjust the brightness and contrast of eight colors to control how they are converted to monochrome. Compare Figure 4 (above) with Figure 5 (below) to see the dramatic difference these controls can make when you are creatively interpreting from color to black and white...
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