Fall photography tips
Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 11:30 AM -
As we inch closer to winter, we lose more and more daylight -- and that's one of the biggest photography challenges this time of year according to Gary Archibald, our resident photography expert.
"The sun rises a little later, it sets a little sooner. Dawn and dusk are the best times to take photographs," he says.
"You capture light that is richer, warmer, has more dimension. So I urge you to always shoot at those times."
Snow is an interesting topic.
"It can be spectacular if it's captured right, but it's tricky because your camera can be overwhelmed by the amount of white in the scene," Gary says. He advises concentrating on a main focal point and exposing the camera for that, instead of the white space.
Rain may be one of the trickiest weather elements to deal with, because it can put your camera in harm's way.
"Moisture is perhaps the death nail for any electronic device," Gary says. Invest in a water-proof camera case Invest in a water-proof camera case "A good camera case that's weather-sealed or weather-proofed - and they have them for smart phones - is an excellent way to go." Last but not least, remember to hold steady. "Always use two hands," Gary says.
"You are the tripod. You're going to make that picture much more sharper if you have that solid base or foundation."
Once you've mastered these tips, you can use them to upload your photos to our website. You might see them on TV!