Fall Foliage

While we believe photos should be taken year-round, fall is a fabulous season to shoot changing foliage, football, back-to-school transitions, pumpkins, Halloween parties, trick-or-treating costumes and more!
In many parts of the country, fall is a colorful season of changing leaves as Mother Nature makes the transition from summer to fall. However, the peak foliage season is fleeting. Sometimes the prime window is only a day or two long, depending on weather.
The sunlight changes in the fall too, enhancing the golden glow for shooting outdoors with a palette of rich reds, golden yellows and warm oranges. A polarizing filter is a helpful tool to capture the rich, saturated colors without glare, whether you're shooting on a sunny or cloudy day.  
Enjoy Mother Nature's transition through your lens and share your favorite photos with us!
Fall Colors Pixel2metal 4x6

Incredibly Tough

How Durable Are Metal Prints?

Metal prints are in fact very durable and can be expected to last in excess of 50 years. When tested for fading, metal prints lasted two to four times longer than leading photo papers. An added benefit is that you don't have to worry about the weight and potential damage from glass as metal prints don't need to be protected under glass. Furthermore, metal prints by Pixel2Metal are scratch resistant, waterproof, cannot tear, and will not yellow with age. Nonetheless, it is not recommended that metal prints be displayed in direct sunlight or outdoors. Metal prints by Pixel2Metal are easy to care for. Dry cleaning can be done with a microfiber cloth. Fingerprints and smudges can be easily cleaned off using isopropyl alcohol.


Beach Photography

If you are lucky enough to live near a beach you may want to search out a pier. These massive structures that stretch into the ocean can make for an incredible photograph especially when made into a metal print. The colors at sunrise and sunset along with the waves look great particularly on glossy solid metal prints.

oceanside pier
Photo by J. Libertini

How To
As with landscape photography, early in the morning and late in the day offer that desired warm light and long shadows to create mood and atmosphere, to best photograph piers. Whether it is a blue sky on a clear day or a dark thundery storm is approaching you will have an excellent backdrop for these imposing architectural wonders. Although you may not capture the full expanse of a pier shooting underneath it, you will have an opportunity to get up close with the barnacles and other sea creatures that make interesting subjects. Another interesting technique is to turn the pier into a silhouette; this is accomplished by exposing for the sky rather than the pier.

I hope you have a chance this summer to enjoy the beach and take several interesting photographs.