5 Themes You Need To Have On Your Autumn Photography Checklist

Autumn has arrived and here are 5 must-capture shots every photographer should have on their list.

| Landscape and Travel

Autumn is a fantastic time to get out and about with your camera as the amazing colours, and cool crisp air gives photographers perfect conditions for capturing cracking shots. Photographic potential isn't something we're lacking in during the Autumn season but we thought we'd hone your attention on 5 must-have Autumn shots every photographer should have on their checklist.


1. The Wider View 

It goes without saying really that Autumn is awesome for a spot of landscape photography but don't just restrict yourself to rolling hills and deep valleys as towns, villages and cities can work just as well for Autumn themed shots. City streets lined with trees as well as local parks or gardens offer ample opportunity to capture the wider landscape during Autumn. The rusty shades work particularly well set against the stark metal of tall skyscrapers in the city and don't overlook going out on a rainy day as you can use puddles to your advantage as well. 

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2. Portraits

With piles of leaves on the floor and everyone wrapped up in their scarves and hats, Autumn can present a great opportunity for portraiture, particularly outdoors. The light of early mornings and late afternoon compliments  Autumnal hues and shoots can have a rather informal feel about them, which can make them a more enjoyable experience. To help you perfect your Autumn portrait shoots, we've got a tutorial all about capturing outdoor portraits in Autumn that's definitely worth checking out. 


5 Themes You Need To Have On Your Autumn Photography Checklist : Lucy

Photo by Joshua Waller 


3. Macro Photos

The intricacies of Autumn give us a wide range of subjects for close-up photography. The fungi and mushrooms that grow at this time of year on the forest floor are perfect close-up candidates while the leaves themselves look great when captured with a macro lens thanks to their intricate network of veins and textures. Skeleton leaves are great for close up work, too. 


5 Themes You Need To Have On Your Autumn Photography Checklist : Fungi


4. Frost 

At this time of year we are likely to start seeing the first frosts, and getting up early in a morning can prove fruitful for shots of spider's webs, leaves and your lawn encrusted in a layer of crystals. Almost anything when covered in frost will make an attractive abstract photo, the key is to experiment and see what works. 


5 Themes You Need To Have On Your Autumn Photography Checklist : Frost

Photo by David Pritchard


5. Reflections

Although reflection can be photographed at any time of year, the conditions of Autumn in the early morning often lend themselves to still waters, giving you a great opportunity for mirror-like lakes with stunning golden reflection from the trees in them. Don't worry if you can't get to a lake, as you can use smaller bodies of water, such as ponds or even large puddles to get the same effect in the countryside or indeed in more built up areas. 


5 Themes You Need To Have On Your Autumn Photography Checklist : Lake District

Photo by John Gravett -


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