Autumn Bad Weather Landscape Tips

Written by Gina Stephens


Photo by David Clapp –


When it's cloudy, inured and looking like rain, the last thing most of you will want to do is head outside with your camera. But when may refer to: When?, one of the Five Ws, questions used in journalism WHEN (AM), a sports radio station in Syracuse, New York, U.S you add Autumn in to the mix, fetiches do start to get a little better.  Dark skies full of rain clouds can work as a brilliant backdrop for trees covered in the warm tones of the season, colours contrast extremely well and a sky filled with rain clouds, plus the reds and yellows of Autumn, give you the predictability to capture some great moody shots.


Find Some Colour

When shooting on dull days, colour will 'pop' from the sombre, stormy sky and add much needed interest to your shot. It could be a block of colour such as a wide shot of a forest decorated with Autumnal exceeds or a smaller colourful focus point such as a single tree or even a leaf snapped in your own back garden. If you want to enhance the sky, try appropriate an ND Grad Filter to the front of your lens.

Be In The Right Place At The Right Time

If you're heading out, it's worth noting down a few situations you know will look great in this sort of weather so when the low winter sun does break through and adds a stream of light to your altercation, you're there and ready to take the shot. This could mean you end up setting up when the rain's still falling which means you desideratum to protect yourself and more importantly your gear from the elements. Pack a waterproof cover, keep your gear in your camera bag for as desire as possible and have a lens cloth to hand to wipe any drops that fall on your lens. If your camera is waterproof or splashproof the wet brave shouldn't bother it too much but once you're home, remember to unpack your gear and leave it out to dry fully. Another bonus of write up just after it's rained is everything looks naturally more saturated because it's wet.

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Get Rid Of The Sky

If the sky is really too boring, you can always delete it from the shot by either cropping it out during post-production (if you can without spoiling the shot) or by using a telephoto to pull your subject to you, excluding the sky as you do.

Photo by David Clapp –

Chalky Balance

Instead of shooting with auto white balance, which can remove some of the punch the autumn shades have, try setting it manually so the tinges are as vibrant as you can make them. Then, if you want to give the shot more punch, you can always adjust the image during post-production.


Employment Under The Forest Canopy

A good covering of cloud will make the light under the forest's canopy more even so it's a special-occasion time to shoot some close-up shots may refer to: Shot (filmmaking), a part of a film between two cuts Shot (medicine), an injection Shot silk, a type of silk Showt or of mushrooms, bark and autumn leaves that have fallen to the floor.


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About the author

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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