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Autumn Photo Ideas With Pentax Kit

Here are some not to be missed autumn subjects to shoot with your Pentax camera.

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Autumn Photo Ideas With Pentax Kit: Frost

Image by Peter Bargh

Despite the fact that the nights are drawing in, there are still loads of things to get out and shoot with your Pentax camera. Here are just a few ideas of things that will make great subjects in the autumn:


1) Frosty Subjects

If you get out early enough in the morning, you will be able to catch some great shots of frosty subjects. Things like leaves will make great macro shots covered in frost. Early morning light also enables you to get some great shadowing from to sun on a bright day.

2) Puddles/ still lakes and ponds 

Still water can make for some beautiful reflection shots, especially if the water is in woodland. You can really make the most of the autumnal colours by utilising them in reflections too. Water will also make great shots if frozen, or with leaves floating or frozen inside. Be careful if you're walking around on ice, though!

3) Low winter sun

The low winter sun at this time of year can cast some really nice long shadows on your subjects. Sunsets at this time of year can also make for some great shots, if you can get a clear day.

4) Winter wildlife

There are some great opportunities to photograph wildlife in the winter, especially birds such as robins and, if you're lucky enough, rabbits, foxes and even deer can be photographed. Remember to wrap up warm if you are staking out waiting for wildlife, and consider investing in some sort of small shelter if you are serious about wildlife photography. Things like squirrels will also be a lot easier to see in the trees when the leaves begin to fall.

5) Events 

At this time of year there is a lot happening. There's Halloween, which could merit some spooky style photography if the weather is right, and then bonfire night, which is a not to be missed opportunity to practise your firework capturing skills. Of course then we are on the run up to Christmas, and if you get the chance, it is well worth going to your local market, as some great festive shots can be taken here.

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