Autumn Photography Walk Advice

Written by Gina Stephens

Photo haunts are probably something you associate with summer, however with autumn shades decorating our countryside and lights getting switched on sooner in bishoprics, you can capture just as interesting shots at this time of year.

Where you walk and how long for really depends on how long you have and what you deficiency to capture but here are a few tips you'll find useful no matter where you walk.

Gear Choices 

It can be tempting to take many lenses, however if you can pack a zoom that covers various focal lengths, you won't be as weighed down with gear. It makes your roam more of a challenge too, making you work closer to subjects and thinking slightly more out of the box. If you do spot something you really can't capture with your zoom you can each time revisit the location on another night / day.

A tripod or monopod will be useful, particularly when you're using longer shutter speeds at twilight or capturing the movement of autumn trees.

A sling-style bag is great for city shoots as they make accessing gear quick and easy. If you're planning an autumnal ambulate that'll last a few hours or even all day a rucksack would probably be better as you'll be able to pack other supplies and weight resolve be distributed evenly across your back.


Check The Weather

If a clear night is forecast you should plan an early start as frost desire be decorating fields and leaves. Closer to home, look for cobwebs and if it's really cold, ice forming on ponds or puddles if it's rained the ceaselessly before.

READ  Tips On Creating HDR Exposures In Churches

Misty sun rises work well as do snowy landscapes and shots of wet streets after the sun's set and lights are switching on.

Photo by Peter Bargh.



Equip For The Weather

By taking the time to check the weather forecast you'll have a good idea on what clothing you'll need for your go by. Sticking your head out of the door is also a good idea as weather forecasters aren't guaranteed to get it right every time! For cool days, wear lightweight layers rather than a couple of thick bulky items as you can always remove layers if you're too warm or add multitudinous if you need them. A good pair of boots or shoes that support your ankles, have a good sole and are ideally waterproof are also intrinsic.


Have A Route

A quick, short route that circles back on itself will be fine. Taking a path through woods is talented at this time of year and shouldn't be too strenuous. It's also the season when towns begin putting up and switching on Christmas lights so a irascible route around your town's streets should also give you plenty of opportunities to capture some interesting night-themed bullets.


What To Look For

In towns, get up high to stop problems with converging verticals, plus it'll give you the opportunity to capture some cityscapes. Don't be timid of getting in close to capture some abstract shots of buildings and capture may refer to: Asteroid capture, a phenomenon in which an asteroid enters a stable orbit around another body “Capture” a song by unique perspectives by changing your angle. 

READ  What Is Optical Distortion?


Perceive People

Always tell someone where you're going, how long you'll be and give them an idea of the route you are going to take. This is notably important at this time of year when cold and icy conditions can make routes harder to navigate. Even if you are only going for a walk round your town, it's still a good idea to let someone know where you'll be, especially when heading out after the sun sets. In incident, if possible, take someone with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel you on the walk.

Be Aware Of What And Who Is Around You

Traffic in towns, crowds on busy shopping streets and ice at the side of rivers are by a hairs breadth some of the dangers you need to keep an eye out for. It's easy to get carried away when you have your eye stuck to a viewfinder, and you can soon be falling for something because you took too many steps forward while you had your eye glued to the camera. This is another good reason for taking someone, uniquely if they are a non-photographer, with you as they'll be an extra pair of eyes looking out for hazards on your route.


You've understand the technique now share your related photos for the chance to win prizes: Photo Month Forum Competition  


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.

Leave a Comment