How to photograph the fresh and bright texture of maple leaves on rainy days
- Oct 17, 2019
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The mastery of light is one of the key points in photographing maple leaves. The above-mentioned direct light, backlight and oblique light basically belong to the category of direct light, with clear directionality, which can show the bright part and dark part in the picture. It is easy to form the contrast between the bright and dark part to create the stereoscopic feeling and layer of maple leaves, and the color under direct light is relatively fresh. Beautiful, can bring the viewer bright, pleasant visual feeling, which is why photographers always look forward to the arrival of sunny day.
When shooting in sunny days, there are blue sky foil, which is more conducive to the display of Maple Red. It also has the opportunity to take the common convolution clouds and high-altitude cirrus clouds in autumn as the background to present different image artistic conception. If you encounter unsatisfactory weather conditions, don't be discouraged, as long as you carefully understand the feelings brought by the current environment, you can also shoot works with unique "maple" feelings. Unlike direct sunlight on sunny days, diffuse light on cloudy and rainy days can not see a clear direction. Clouds are like super-large flexible masks. After sunshine penetrates, they spread around us. Therefore, the boundary between bright and dark parts of the scenery is smooth, and naturally there is no charming light and shadow effect, and the color is slightly dull. And gloomy.
_Direct sunlight on sunny days can not only help to create picture layers, but also bring bright and pleasant visual experience. Photography: HIGRACE.
Cloudy days can show the soft and aesthetic side of maple leaves. Photography: Sun Zongwei. Use of C-PL Polarizer
When hunting maple on sunny days, polarizers are very useful accessories. When using polarizers, special attention should be paid to the position of the sun. When shooting, it is best to make the camera 90 degrees with the sun. Otherwise, the effect of polarizers will be greatly reduced. Looking at the viewing window and turning the outer ring of the polarizer, when the color or shade of the scene changes, it is the best time to press the shutter.
If you want to present the soft and aesthetic side of maple leaves, you still need to cooperate with cloudy weather. Without the hard light and high contrast in sunny days, it is suitable to show the beautiful and soft features of the scenery. In addition, as long as point metering and exposure compensation are used well, when shooting maple leaves on sky substrates, because there is no need to worry about the color and details of the sky, the maple leaves can also be photographed on cloudy days with a fresh and transparent texture.
_In cloudy days, besides increasing exposure compensation to increase the transparency of maple leaves, it can also make maple leaves more brilliant through post-processing. Photography: Lin Jiaxing.
As for rainy days, the moistening of rainwater makes the surface of maple leaves smooth, and because the dust has been washed away, the color of maple leaves can be more saturated and bright, showing a fresh feeling. In addition, the water droplets left on the leaves are also a good subject for viewing, adding different elements to the picture. When the weather is not good, the performance of color and stereo sense often suffers. Perhaps we can try different ways to make the image catch the viewer's eyes, such as changing the color of the picture or applying the effect of filters. How to present the most appropriate? It depends on your creativity and ingenuity.
The maple leaves are moistened by rainwater, which brings another fresh feeling. Photography: Lin Jiaxing.
The maple leaves in cloudy days are soft and aesthetic, which is easy to create a sense of autumn and winter desolation. Photography: Sun Zongwei.
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Try different white balances
It is believed that most people use automatic white balance as shooting settings, which is the fastest and most convenient way to faithfully present image tones. However, we suggest that you can try other white balance settings to get different image pleasure, especially in the unsatisfactory weather environment, do more different attempts, in order to have the opportunity to present different image effects.