1. Be prepared
Knowing that the weather could change from one hour to the next, it’s best to be well prepared each time you head out for an autumn photo shoot. This means not only dressing warmly and bringing waterproof outer layers to stay dry in case of rain, but also carrying the necessary protection for your camera gear along with certain items that can help you get better results.
Examples of items that can be useful for autumn photo shoots include:
An umbrella: A light drizzle might be bearable for a few minutes, but without an umbrella to shelter under while you wait for clearer skies, your photo session will quickly be cut short.
Waterproof backpack or camera bag: If an unexpected rainstorm hits, you’ll want to be able to quickly pack up your camera gear to keep it safe and dry.
Lens hood: When you’re shooting in bright sunlight, a lens hood can prevent glare and lens flare. It’s also great for protecting your lens from scratches or drops of water.
Reflector: On overcast days, a reflector can be useful for bouncing more light onto your subject. On bright sunny days, it can help you soften harsh shadows.
Tripod: A tripod will allow you to experiment with longer exposures to let more light in when dealing with thick fog or low light in thickly wooded areas.
Use a polariser filter: A polariser filter can reduce glare from wet surfaces and enhance the vibrant autumn colours.