Time for Fall Pictures!
I find ways to take pictures every season, but I find Fall is one of the best times to get good outdoor pictures of my daughter - or anyone who wants pictures :) Fall typically has nice colors in Michigan, and usually some decent weather. Another great thing about fall is that the sun is at the perfect height. It's not too dark nor too bright even on a clear day. If you go out at early evening - around 5 - you can get some good shots in the daylight and some dramatic ones as the sun sets. The lighting is usually perfect in the fall so I don't need to use my flash. Natural lighting is always best for natural pics.
Another thing fall offers is plenty of backdrops! First there are the fall leaves, which are always very pretty (except when I have to rake them). Then there are also the various pumpkin patches and apple orchards we try to visit in the fall. There are even a lot of small local places that set up photo-ops. Go buy a pumpkin and get a few pics at the same time :) Plus it's fun for the kids. If you can't find one around you, you can always head to the park and just use the trees and leaves as your backdrops.
Best of all, most of these backdrops and locations are FREE! You don't have to plan a day, or pay a ticket price. All you have to do is go for a half hour, let your kids play, get some pictures, and enjoy. If you don't have kids, bring some friends or family members and get some pictures together :) Enjoy!!
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