Fall for autumn
Claire Gillo and James Paterson share their alternative approaches to capturing Autumn’s colourful glories
Discover six ways to capture the rich colours and golden light of the season
Autumn is one of the best times of year to get outdoors with your Nikon D-SLR. The way the leaves change colour alters the scenery day by day, providing you with plenty of opportunities to get out and capture some terrific images. Autumn really is nature at its best.
Shooting autumn isn’t all about getting the classic wide-angle shot, however. You can also take a creative approach to the subject and capture more original images that still manage to encapsulate the season. From getting in close and isolating a single leaf to shooting fun portraits by throwing leaves into the air, we have it all covered. By the end of this tutorial you’ll be fully inspired to capture autumn from every angle!
We have a list of recommended gear to pack in your bag but, as always, if you have limited kit don’t let that stop you. There’s plenty you can capture using just your D-SLR and kit lens
For our autumn shoot we headed to Westonbirt, The National Arboretum (www.forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt) as it has a fantastic range of trees to admire, and is well worth a visit this time of year. The Acer Glade in the Old Arboretum was particularly photogenic on the day we visited.
To get the best results on your autumn shoot we have a list of recommended gear to pack in your bag (see left) but, as always, if you have limited kit don’t let that stop you; there’s plenty you can capture using just your D-SLR and kit lens.