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Autumn, according to many photography enthusiasts, is the most photogenic season. Here are three tips for capturing the colors and textures of fall during your leaf peeping adventures, whether you’re using high-end equipment or the camera on your smartphone.

1 Use indirect light. Avoid bright sunny days and try to shoot either early in the morning or late in the afternoon. Don’t be afraid to take photos on rainy days; rain makes colors pop in a way that the sun can’t.


Take close-up shots. You might be captivated by the vistas around you but look at what’s close at hand too. The image of a single leaf or pinecone can be just as striking.


Consider composition. Think about the different components in your photographs and how they look together. Don’t be afraid to set up what’s in the frame before snapping your photos. Add some bright-colored leaves or remove a piece of litter to ensure the shot is just right.

In fall, there are picture-perfect moments everywhere you turn. A pumpkin patch, a local football field and your own backyard can all be great places to take autumn-inspired photos.