Autumn Photography

Autumn Photography

Autumn Photography – by Ben Hoppen

 

Autumn is the season to explore colour photography, the mixed weather conditions create a vibrant and contrasting colour pallet like no other.  Early mornings transcend into a misty facade and the morning dew shimmers across the landscape. We’ve captured the warm, natural colours in the leaves in the second edition of our seasonal photography feature – Autumn Photography.

Making the most of this season we decided to embrace what the Autumn scenery has to offer and head into Epping Forest. Epping Forest is a place rich in history; it was once where Queen Victoria proclaimed this as the ‘peoples forest’.

The Autumn Photography tips

Planning your Autumn photography shoot is essential. Next is executing that plan. Below are points that will help you structure your plan to carry out the shoot.

Research

To begin, we would recommend researching Autumn photography pictures. For inspiration, take a look at this gallery by photographer Mickey Shannon on ‘Autumn Colours‘.

Location

The location is key in capturing your ideal Autumn photography image. For example, I would definitely recommend a location with an abundance of plant life and trees. This sets the scene to show the rich colours of the seasonal change. To emphasize the rich plant life that our British forests boast, we have listed a few examples from our recent outing.

 

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Close up of the fallen leaves foliage by Ben Hoppen

 

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Colourful leaves on the Autumn trees by Ben Hoppen

Time of Day

This one is down to you. Deciding the time of day of your Autumn photography shoot really depends on what you want for the shot. In the morning there’s a chance of capturing early morning mist for a dramatic effect. On the other hand, there is sunrise and sunset, where you have the chance to add warm colours and real stillness to the image.

Depth of Field

In terms of depth of field, if you want to shoot a landscape we would recommend the image to look as sharp as possible. To achieve this you must use a small aperture, such as numbers from f16-f22. In contrast, if you wanted to gain the opposite effect where the image is close up and the depth of field is shallow. The apertures you’re looking for would be from f1.8-f4. Below we include examples of Autumn photography landscapes we have taken with both large and small apertures.

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Landscape forest with a small aperture by Ben Hoppen

 

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Landscape forest with a large aperture by Ben Hoppen

Capture the Colour

Autumn photography never disappoints when it comes to the warm colours that nature provides us. You could capture the vibrancy of the golden hour either before or after the sun rises and sets. What’s also available is the close-up shots of the leaves scattered around the forest floor contrasting with the trees to create an abstract landscape.

 

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Close up shot of the morning dew by Ben Hoppen

 

We’ve been out there to capture the season. Now it’s your turn to reap the rewards that Autumn has to offer!

Want to create your own Autumn photography effect at your event? Check out our Brand New Bullet Time photo experience along with the Garden Room!

For more photography tips see our Manual Mode article.

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