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Autumn tutorial

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 1, 2015, 10:23 AM

EN Foto Challenge 2015

Our Everything-Nikon Foto Challenge 2015 is starting to pick up pace with entries already rolling in.
Theme:        Humanity in a Black & White World
Have you already submitted? Have you got a concept for it yet? Do you even know what I am talk-ing about?
If not head on over to July's journal and get reading! Then come back here and finish this month's journal that will have a nice relevant tutorial to help give you the edge.

Everything-News news title by in-my-viewfinder

Nikon Museum

Nikon are very excited to let you know that they are opening the Nikon Museum on October 17, 2015, on the second floor of its head office in Shinagawa, for the 100th anniversary of Nikon's foundation in 2017.
It all looks pretty interesting and well worth a visit if you are in the area. You can read more on this on the Nikon blog.


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Autumn colour

Latvian autumn by kuzjka
We have been a bit black and white mad the last few months what with the contest and all so here is a nice colourful tutorial as everything outside turns bronze and yellow.
If you are in the northern hemisphere it is getting to that time of year when the leaves change colour, the birds fly south and you probably get a cold. Ignoring the last bit, this gives you allot of great opportunities for landscape and subjective photography.

But how best to make the most of it?
It can be quite easy to take in a scene full of fantastic browns, reds and golds only to end up with photographs that come out muddy and uninteresting.
First off I'd implore you to remember your basics. Just because the season has changes, don't change your shooting style for no good reason. So remember to use good composition, think what message you are trying to convey and make lighting work for you.
Don't just shoot now and hope photoshop will fix it later because it more than likely won't.
Memories are Like Starlight... by Corvidae65 autumn sun by ssilence
On the subject of lighting it is a good idea to try to be out in one of the golden hours (yes there are two if you can drag yourself out of bed in time). Get out early in the morning or just before sunset for the low, soft, dynamic and warm light that it offers. This works very well with autumn leaves and will help your images stand out. This is where scouting will help you out. Knowing where the interesting subjects are in advance will allow you to make the most of these fleeting moments as the sun sinks below the horizon.
Fall Greets Winter by StephGabler autumn leaves by eaniton
Don't limit yourself to this though. You may find that some scenes will suit a cloudy day more, giving a different mood entirely. To help with balanced lighting you might want to consider using speed lights and/or a gradient N/D filter.
Reflective Autumn by EarthHartThe colors of Autumn - Part VIII by myINQI
Polarizing filters can help with the saturation or your images further. They are also great for getting lovely blue skies. If that wasn't enough, they will also decreases some of the haze that you may get this time of year. Shooting in black and white or infrared can work well here too. You lose the col-our but show this detail as tones. This can also shift your viewers focus; so rather than seeing the colours they will see the veins in the leaves and their shapes instead.
Autumn Serenity by Brian-B-Photography Autumn by Yagoryo
If you are struggling to get the colours of your leafy subject to stand out then try looking for contrasts. A background of green grass or a deep blue sky will help your red/brown leaves to stand out far better than a background of more trees of the same colour.
Going Down by EarthHart A Toady In Autumn by steampoweredk9
As with any landscape you may find that rather than making the autumn leaves the subject, they should be complimented by a strategically placed subject like an old tree trunk, interesting rocks, a hunters lodge or a person. This will give the viewer a point of interest to look at whilst exploring your image. Even an individual leaf could be this subject but this is your creative fun to have and not for me to tell you what to do.
We hope these little pointers will help you this autumn in creating more fantastic photographs to submit to our group. If you have any pointers or ideas of your own then please do share them here.

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Nakophoto Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Student Photographer
Thank you for accepting me! :rose:
in-my-viewfinder Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad to have you aboard :)
Lots going on. Be sure to check the journals
Honeycello-Kid Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Many thanks for accepting my photo! I really appreciate it. 
I'm more of a wildlife photographer, so this photo is the beginning of my people-portraits. I'm hoping it will work out. It's nice to branch out into different things from time to time!
in-my-viewfinder Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
No problems. I hope this new direction works for you :)
Honeycello-Kid Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, me too! 
EarthHart Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Spring blessings for the acceptance :iconwineplz:
in-my-viewfinder Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Same to you to but yours is for contributing. We like that kind of thing :)
EarthHart Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
EarthHart Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:holly::iconwineplz::holly: Happy New Year :holly::iconwineplz::holly:
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