The best accessories for photography in the fall
It's all about color in autumn. In a good autumn photo, these colors really pop out. But of course, you can lend nature a hand. By attaching a polarization filter to your lens, you increase the contrast and color intensity of your photos. The orange and red colors become even brighter. Another advantage of a polarization filter is that it reduces glares and reflections. This is a common issue in the fall, because the sun is low in the sky.
The sun adds a romantic character to your fall scenes. Everything takes on a golden color. But in this time of year, the sun is set fairly low in the sky. That means the sun sometimes shines directly into your lens and your photo ends up overexposed. With a lens hood, you protect your lens from the sun. This way, it's easier to take photos against the light. In addition, a lens hood protects your lens from damage caused by bumps.
If you're out taking photos in the fall, you can't be sure that it stays dry the entire time. To protect your camera from light rain showers, you use a rain cover. Thanks to this water resistant cover, you can continue taking photos when it starts to rain. The small cap on the side keeps any rain drops from getting on your lens and distorting the image.
Tripod or mount
When you're taking photos in an autumnal forest, you don't always have enough light for your photos. Because a higher ISO increases the noise in your photo, it's best to use a longer shutter speed. If you do this, always place your camera on a tripod, or you might get motion blur. A tripod also helps you take photos from a low vantage point. This way, you don't have to bend over or lie down on the wet leaves.
To protect your camera equipment from the autumnal weather, you store all your things in a (splash) water proof camera bag. This way, you can easily take your equipment on the go. There are convenient bags available with compartments that you organize to your own preferences. And there are camera bags that fit several lenses. If you bring a tripod, make sure it also fits in the bag. Some bags let you attach a tripod on the side.