A High-Tech Approach to One of Fall’s Greatest Pleasures

Enjoy leaf hunting with a mobile device.

By Gretchen LeJeune-Whitaker on October 9, 2013

Fall has begun. Children are back to school, the weather is cooling down and at long last leaves are changing to beautiful, vivid colors. As you enjoy the crisp, cool days of sweater weather, take a high-tech approach to leaf-hunting.

Use apps to perfect your photo skills and capture frame-worthy images. The Camera+ app, for instance, includes image stabilization, timer and burst modes, a digital zoom option, and gridlines to help line up the perfect picture. You can also edit your photos using effects, filters and a digital flash, which automatically brightens the image if it is too dark. Another app to help you capture the beauty of autumn is the Photo Editor by Aviary, which lets you customize almost any aspect of your pictures with filters, color balancing, stickers and image enhancers.

Devices can also help you customize and document your leaf-hunting experiences. The Samsung Galaxy S4, for example, has a 13-megapixel camera and offers 12 shooting modes, Live Filters and Animated Photo and Photo Collage features that give your photos a professional look. Plus, you can adjust your phone’s pixels and changing the scene mode allows the camera to maximize the quality of a close-up photo, which is perfect for nature photos.

Once you have your favorite fall photos, share the changing of the seasons with your friends and family in creative ways.