Striking colours and textures provide the perfect opportunity for a more close-up, abstract approach using a macro lens While it’s lovely to shoot with a wide-angle lens to capture an expansive autumn scene, it’s also the perfect season to get out your macro lens and get some colourful close-ups. Focusing on specific leaves on trees or getting down and dirty with fungus in the forest offer great photo opportunities. When using a macro lens (see opposite) bear in mind that depth of field is radically reduced. This means that, rather than shooting wide open at f/2.8, you’ll need to shoot at f/8 or even f/16 to ensure the whole subject is captured sharply. As you’re so close, however, even with these apertures you’ll still get nicely blurred backgrounds.