Photographing the Seasons: Autumn

We can often think, now that summer has gone, it’s time for the camera to go away too, but Autumn offers some great photographic opportunities so don’t swith your camera off just yet! Here are a few Autumn photography tips to get you started this season…

Texture & Pattern

Textures and Patterns are in abundance at this time of year due to the sun being lower in the sky. As the sun comes in from a different direction you will be given a new view of objects that would have been washed out in the harsh summer sun.

Morning Light

Mornings don’t start quite as early in the Autumn, meaning we are all more likely to be out of bed early enough to catch some morning light! Take a walk with your camera in the morning (before the sun is high) and you will find beautiful patches of light to photograph everywhere!

Mist

Haze and Mist at this time of year offer something fresh to photograph. The cooler mornings often bring in a charachterful feel to even the most boring and flat of objects and landscapes.

Grey Days

Grey days have their merit so dont stay in just because it looks gloomy, this may just work in your favour. Sunlight is diffused by the clouds, producing softer light and reducing shadows, making it a great time for Close Up and Black & White shots.

Subtle colours will become more vibrant on a grey day so look for pastels and delicate tones that would have been washed out on a sunny day.

Colour

We all know that the colours change drastically and look beautiful at this time of year so make the most of it before winter arrives and the colour is gone!

Making the most of the weather in different seasons is all about knowing what to look for and often being in the right place at the right time. Get into a good habit of taking your camera with you wherever you go and you will find so many chances to photograph!

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