Tutorial: Autumn Skies Photography

Elements of sky photography

Expanses of water will reflect the sky, giving added interest to your images.

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Reflection, © Fernandodelopey 2011, Canon EOS 30D

However you do not have to specifically use lakes or rivers - focus on puddles in the street after a rainstorm for a similar effect or even wet sand by the sea.

Black & white
Clouds within skies naturally lend themselves to black & white photography. Use the 'My Colors' setting on your camera to achieve this and other similar monochrome effects.

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Graphic design, © Dario Bonetto 2011, Canon EOS 40D

An interesting mix of colour and black & white can be achieved with the 'Color Accent' menu. This lets you choose one colour whilst the rest of your image becomes black & white. 

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