Five Images you'll want to Capture this Fall

Sep 22, 2020
How to take better Autumn photographs

It’s no secret that I adore summer, but those beautiful days filled with light and warmth are quickly coming to a close. Replacing t-shirts, shorts, and flip flops are all the warm nuances of fall. Fall doesn’t last long around my neck of the woods. Last year we skipped autumn and moved straight into winter. A vicious snowstorm rolled in before the leaves turned their beautiful golden colours, and nature froze instantly. All those leaves fell to the ground in a mess of brown yuck. I’m hoping for more this year when it comes to the autumn season. As nature turns golden, there are five images that I'm aiming to capture. 

1. Outdoor adventure

I’ll admit that I do love the crisp fresh air of fall. Something is refreshing about the scent of dewy grasses, and frost kissed leaves. I find myself breathing a little deeper on my morning walks, enjoying that chill as it expands my lungs. Even with falls' chill, it isn’t too cold to head outside. Nature’s magical show of colour is an awe-filled sight that I know my camera wants to devour. Adventures are always something that my children enjoy. The combination of the two melds together in a perfect way during the fall. My children run off and play while I capture the candid moments of their childhood. The best of the best always happens on our outdoor adventures, so I know this will be a top priority for me this coming fall.   

ISO 800, 105mm, f2.8, 1/500SS

2. Collected treasures

Treasure hunts are a favourite for big and little kids, and fall is the perfect time to discover treasures in nature. A fall theme scavenger hunt is always a favourite past time at my home. Even my oldest hard to photograph teen and tween enjoy looking for the perfect leaf or creating a fall bouquet. Everyone is happy to display their treasure for a quick photograph too!

ISO 400, 135mm, f2.8, 1/2000SS

3. Creativity 

Sticky glue, sparkles, markers, acrylic paints; you name it, and it's probably in our craft cupboard. Fall is the perfect time to get those creative juices flowing. Many of the treasures we find while out on our fall adventures make it home and into a crafty creation or becomes pulled together into a fall bouquet. High on my list, this fall season will be photographing the creations my children bring to life. 

ISO 800, 105mm, f2.8, 1/500SS

4. Leaf Toss

Who doesn’t love a fun leaf tossing photoshoot? Giggles, laughter and joy are had under those falling leaves! If I had to choose only one must capture image this fall season, it will always be the leaf toss!

ISO 400, 200mm, f2.8, 1/800SS

5. Baking

Maybe it’s the cooler weather that lends itself to indulging in all things comfortable or the increase in time spent indoors, but for my family, baking is a favourite fall pastime. While my children mix up and roll out that sweet cookie dough, I happily capture the action from every possible perspective. Fall baking is undoubtedly high on my list of must capture images this season.

 Click here for my favourite sugar cookie recipe.

ISO 1250, 35mm, f2.8, 1/200SS

Fall fades too quickly, so be ready for when this season arrives and make an effort to capture the delights during this time of year. It’s well worth the effort. I know that all too soon winter will frost over, and it’ll be another year before the beauty in this season displays her marvels.