Color & Light
Meeting Photo Challenges
Creative Image Processing
Nature & Outdoor
Creating Better Photographics
Night & Low Light Photography
Light & Exposure
Close-Up & Macro
Digital Black & White
Color & Design
Choosing & Using Lenses
Digital Photography Equipment
Striking Autumn Images:
Using a slow film (ISO 100)—or the equivalent setting on your digital camera—will give you more-saturated colors and finer grain than will faster films. To further accentuate brilliant colors, try holding a polarizing filter in front of your camera’s lens on a sunny day. This filter must be used at a 90° angle to the sun to polarize its rays. You’ll get more-saturated blue skies, and a polarizer will also remove surface reflections from wet leaves for richer color.
Although many colorful photo opportunities
await you, consider doing a little black-and-white photography. There are a
number of great black-and-white emulsions on the market if you’re shooting
film, or you can make a simple adjustment on a digital camera to create black-and-white
images. Ansel Adams shot many fall masterpieces in black-and-white.
Readers are encouraged to submit
photos to our monthly Point & Shoot HomeWork Assignment feature. Please
see the table of contents for the location of the entry coupon, which lists
topics and more details.