Source: Boston Globe
The changing of the seasons from summer to fall is a great time to test your skills as a budding photographer. Grab your camera, batteries, film, or memory cards and turn your shooting skills from decent to amazing with the help of a few easy-to-follow photo tips.Angle
Consider the angle at which you are shooting. Stand on a high surface or squat down to get different views. Finding a unique perspective makes a photo more interesting.Color
Look for areas where color is heavily saturated. A bright blue sky contrasts beautifully with orange and yellow, so find trees with leaves that are vibrant and bold.Composition
Look closely at the arrangement of elements through the viewfinder of your camera. Avoid splitting the image in half. Instead, let the main object occupy 2/3 of the photo. This will make sure there is focus and contrast to your shots.Depth
Don't forget about what's going on in the background of your image. Close up and far away details give the viewer an easy path to follow while looking at a photo.Light
Stark contrasts in light can add a dramatic effect to a photo. Look for groups of objects with bright highlights and dark shadows.
Be certain that all subject matter within a photo is relative. In this example, the train riding by is full of people on a leaf-peeping tour. Irrelevant objects can be distracting and often take away from the images appeal.