For most people it would seem that the best of 2014 is coming to an end, what with the nights drawing in and the temperatures beginning to fall. However, for landscape photographers the best is yet to come. My diary books up months in advance for autumn with keen landscape enthusiasts requesting tuition at the peak of colour - usually around the end of October/beginning of November. This image I named 'Fire Dancers' was taken at the peak of autumn on the 3rd November, 2011. The beautiful soft light enhances the shape of the tree trunks as they entwine.
Which brings me onto the subject of what to do in winter months?
Due to the short days of winter and a 9 to 5 job, many keen amateur photographers tend to ignore winter. Yet, this is perhaps the best time of the year for simplifying a scene, creating gorgeous black and white images and if it's really bad outside, brushing up on post-processing skills! Plus, you don't have to get out of bed at silly o'clock for the best light! Therefore, if this sounds like you, I really do urge you to get out on your day/s off and go explore - if nothing else you've enjoyed a healthy walk and it also keeps your eye in (yes, you do lose the ability to find a scene easily if you are not out there regularly)!
Better still, if you're looking to polish up your skills on shooting winter landscapes or need to further your post-processing skills with Lightroom or Photoshop then why not book a one2one day of tuition with me? I am happy to call on you if you live anywhere North of the M62 up to the borders of Scotland or alternatively, visit my area here in the North East (Northallerton) for beautiful locations such as the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors or the Yorkshire Coast including Saltburn, Whitby and Scarborough.