Welcome to issue 78
It’s that time of year again. The clocks go back, the nights draw in, and the uniformly green trees turn into a glorious technicolour spectacle of golden yellows, fiery reds and russet browns. Yes, autumn is here, and so we share our tips and tricks for capturing this most picturesque of seasons – see page 18. For night-time shoots, we try our hand at everything from light painting with sparklers to capturing nature’s eye-dazzling Northern Lights – the fun starts on page 33. For those occasions when you need to create your own light, this issue’s Big Test puts studio and portable lighting kits through their paces (p114), while our Mini Test of hotshoe-mounted LED panels picks out the best constant-light sources (p112). And our brave – some would say foolhardy – Apprentice heads to the forests of Slovenia on a wild bear safari, and lives to tell the tale (p54).