Many think autumn is the most beautiful time of year in Swedish Lapland. It’s as if Earth itself grants a generous firework display of colour before the winter sleep settles over the Arctic landscape. And it’s easy to capture the show with a camera on standby. These are five simple tips for capturing autumn in a photo.
The famous photographer Sven Hörnell from Riksgränsen once said, when asked if it was expensive to use so much film: “Film is never expensive, it’s the moment that’s expensive”. Sven Hörnell was right of course. There’s always one photo better than the rest. These days – with quick digital pocket cameras and even mobile phones – you hardly need to worry about the moment. You just have to be prepared. But when it comes to autumn colours perhaps it’s a bit different.
– Really, location is everything, says photographer Carl-Johan Utsi when we talk about capturing the colours of autumn. The location that gives you the best depth of field and the most colours.
That’s why Carl-Johan often travels around looking for locations. Autumn is the perfect time to go on some of Swedish Lapland’s Touring Routes to find beautiful colours.
– Another thing to bear in mind when capturing the autumn colours of the landscape is trying to get up high. It gives images a greater depth.