This has probably been the most beautiful autumn I can remember for a long time. Every time I step out the front door, I’m just knocked breathless by the stunning array of colours. And although it’s lush simply enjoying it with our own eyes, this is an autumn we’ll want to capture and remember for a good while.
But photographing in these darker months isn’t always easy, so I’ve asked my favourite photographer friend LJ from LJM Photography for the how to on snapping these stunning autumnal colours.
Top tips for getting gorgeous autumnal photos
- If you’re dashing out the door for a quick walk in the woods, you might not always have your camera with you, but we’ve always got our phones with us these days right? So I love the apps Afterlight and Snapseed. They’re really cheap and give you loads of gorgeous editing options on the go.
- Be aware of where the natural light is coming from and use it to your advantage. Reflections can work really nicely at this time of year, giving you loads of extra colour.
- Play with perspective — stand on rocks to get a view from above, go on your haunches or (if it’s not too muddy) lie on the ground. Macro is also a fun function to play with, focussing in on wild berries and colourful leaves.
- Don’t over edit. It’s easy to get carried away with filters, borders, blurs, etc., but if we do, we lose the beauty of the real picture. So keep it simple.
- Have fun and experiment!
These are some of our autumnal shots at one of my favourite local haunts (extra brownie points if you know where it is!).