I always feel there is a sense of renewed energy with the onset of autumn. People are discovering the city and making new beginnings, college courses are starting, ideas are being shared and events held: there is a stimulus and vibrancy that is particular to London at this time of year. That is especially the case with exhibitions and we are spoilt for choice, particularly with photography.  I find the big ones worth putting in the diary, otherwise I tend to have a bit of a panic when the closing date suddenly creeps up.  I’ve found a useful list of the main up-and-coming photographic exhibitions at Time Out (http://www.timeout.com/london/feature/2974/photography-exhibitions-in-london).   I also enjoy the smaller ones in the more obscure locations.  It’s usually possible to do a number all at once if they are quite close together.  I recommend the Photomonth photography festival (http://2012.photomonth.org/) which has most of its exhibitions in the next 8 weeks or so.  Also London Independent Photography, a community organisation for amateur and professional photographers with more than 600 members, has some good exhibitions (http://www.londonphotography.org.uk/exhibitions/), including its annual shindig at the Strand Gallery from 16-28 October.   Hopefully it won’t be too long before we’re contributing!