• Daniel Wretham

A Photography Guide to Autumn

Updated: Aug 10

It's finally here, that wonderful time of year that photographers the world over look forward too.

Why is autumn so special to a photographer ? Well, it brings so much with it, beautiful changing colours on the leaves of trees, unpredictable conditions, chances of mist, rainbows etc....

Autumn forest dream, landscape photography
F16, ISO 50, 1/2 a second 24mm

Why Photograph Autumn ?

On the flip side autumn can be a total wash out and ruin all chances of decent images so it's a tricky time.

For me however, with a bit of careful planning and a little bit of luck with the elements it's the chance to get some really special images.

I for one put so much faith in the autumn months that I actually save most of my years holiday for these months so I can make the most of the wonderful colours and mood that nature has to offer.

In fact i have trips booked to Wales, Scotland & of course England over the next two months.

So what should you shoot in autumn and where ?

For me the main lure is the colours of the trees, these striking shades of gold & crimson are enough to set any pulse racing and even for non photographers they can instantly relate to an image of autumn.

The great thing about this is the fact that it's pretty much available to everyone no matter where you live in the UK.

Everywhere has areas of trees, even in the largest of cities so theres a very strong chance that you will be able to find nice colours right on your door step, you don't need to travel miles and miles for this.

That said certain areas are more spectacular than others.</