It’s the perfect time to go for leisurely walks around Peterborough and the surrounding areas, enjoying the autumnal colours and capturing them with your camera or GoPro.

There’s a relatively short window of a few weeks when the autumn colours are at their most intense. If you want to make the most of it, check out these top photography tips in this week’s blog.

Sunrise and Sunset Photography

Known to photographers as the ‘magic hours’, the first and last hours of sunlight are the best moments to capture. In autumn, the soft, golden light of sunrise and sunset will really bring out the beautiful reds, oranges and browns in your photos.


Tripods are the best way to get a good shot every time, steadying your camera so you don’t have to worry about shutter speed. When you’re shooting at sunrise and sunset, or when it’s misty out, this is especially useful, avoiding any blurriness in your images.

White Balance

Your camera’s white balance setting might not do justice to the warm tones of autumn. Without a little ‘tweaking’, your photos could look too cold. Although you can always correct this later with Photoshop, it’s worth playing around with your white balance settings – ‘Cloudy’ or ‘Sunny’ often works best.

Grey Days

You don’t need bright sunlight to capture great autumn photos. Autumn colours are saturated, and they actually stand out best on a grey day when they aren’t competing with yellow-orange sunlight.


Use backlighting to capture the full detail of autumn leaves and give them a luminous glow. Whether you’re shooting individual leaves or a whole forest canopy, the light behind the leaves will cause your camera to underexpose the photograph and capture those brilliant colours.

Outdoor Action Cameras at Cotswold Outdoor

Cotswold Outdoor in PE1 have a wide selection of Outdoor Action Cameras that will help you share every moment of your outdoor adventure as you live it.

To ensure you have the photography equipment for your trip, they sell cameras with 4K resolutions, making it easy to get the perfect shot. See their range of GoPros.

Peterborough One hopes you have a very snap happy Autumn!

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