Many people don't like the fall season. It signifies the end of summer, shorter days, cold wet weather and the prospect of winter. However, as photographers, there's an awful lot to enjoy about the autumn. The changing colours make for amazing landscape shots. There are nuts, berries and leaves waiting to be made into stunning detail shots and the bright crisp misty mornings that can transform your favourite scene into an idyllic landscape photographer's dream.
Try to find a day when the sun is shining to head out for your autumn shots, the warm sunlight will compliment the beautiful oranges and reds that dominate the woods and forests at this time of year. Due to the time of year, the sunlight is very easy to work with as the sun doesn't sit so high in the sky as the summer months, offering a warmer golden light to work with.
Ensure that you revisit some of your favourite locations. If there are viewpoints that have worked well for you in the past, head back during the fall season, as it will have been transformed by the change in colours, the warm light and cold crisp feel.
Here are a few links to useful tutorials and articles that will teach you more about this type of photography:
- A Photographic Journey Through Autumn In The Northern Hemisphere
- Quick Tip - Making The Most Of Autumn Photography
- Sonic Slideshow #1 - Amazing Autumn Photography
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I hope you've enjoyed the above photographs and that they've inspired you to go out and capture something amazing for yourself!
We'd love to see your favorite autumn shots - just post a comment and link below. Also, feel free to link to any resources that you've found particularly helpful in this area.