Take a deep breath early in the morning. Do you smell it? Do you feel it? Fall is coming! Yes, that means it’s almost time for boots, sweaters, pumpkins, apple orchards and warm drinks. In reality, fall only lasts 8 weeks: from the beginning of September to the end of October. Because let’s face it, as soon as Halloween is over, everyone starts thinking about Christmas. It’s time to create your fall photo bucket list so you can capture every moment of the most colorful season of the year!
The Pumpkin Patch
Kill two birds with one stone. Get the family together for a trip to the pumpkin patch. Take a few photos with your Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III
from Beachcamera.com and then let the kids loose to pick their pumpkins. It’s a win-win. Plus, pumpkin patches offer a great variety of backdrops. Don’t be afraid to do something different than the typical family poses. Instead, take some shots that aren’t “posed.”
Add a trip to the apple orchard to your fall photo bucket list. Capture the kids picking some of the delicious fruits. Pay attention so you don’t miss those opportunities to capture some great candid shots when they sneak a bite or two!
Halloween can be a great inspiration for shooting some beautiful lights- all those jack-o-lanterns and candles. Use tea candles to emit a soft, yellow light, which will create a warm and enchanting atmosphere. Keep in mind that it's best if they're the only light source. Turn off all the lights in the room where you take the pictures to guarantee an even, natural look to the light. If there isn't enough light using the candles, place more candles out of frame to boost the exposure. It's also best to use a manual white balance on your Panasonic Lumix ZS80
from Beachcamera.com for this type of work.
Fall Baking Bucket List
Before the first leaf falls, go straight for your apron and begin checking off your fall baking bucket list. Whether you’re baking warm apple pies, scrumptious pumpkin pies, orange cranberry bread or walnut bread with honey butter, grab your camera to capture some images of your baked treats.
For the best frosts, aim for open areas like fields, rather than woods, as frost may be less likely to form in sheltered places. However, in the right conditions you'll find great frosty opportunities anywhere, including your own garden. A wide-angle zoom will cover both detail shots and sweeping frosted landscapes, and the built-in Vibration Reduction means you can handhold in low light at slower speeds than is usually possible, so you don't need to lug a tripod around. Look for frosted leaves and berries, or frozen windows etched with delicate patterns.
Don’t let fall slip away without capturing a few of these bucket list activities and photo opportunities!