8 Woodland contre- jour
Capturing backlit scenes of forests and woodlands is a popular technique with outdoor photographers, but it adopts an additional dimension in autumn. By shooting into the sun, trees are backlit and strong shadows are cast through the scene, leading to atmospheric results. in autumn, the reds and golds of the foliage add even more impact and, in the right conditions, the trees can look ablaze in colour. Research the weather and when clear days are forecast, head out early to the forest and capture the sun while it’s still low in the sky. Even the best metering systems struggle, so constantly review results and apply necessary compensation to ensure perfect exposures.