According to recent polls, fall is the majority of American’s favorite season– 33% of them, to be exact. And why wouldn’t it be? There’s nothing quite like feeling leaves crunch underneath your tall boots while you sip a pumpkin spice latte. There’s something especially aesthetically pleasing about autumn, so it only makes sense that fall photography is a great way to express yourself. Here, we’re going to talk about how you can take awesome pictures this season and show them off in your home the right way: as a metal art print!
So, What Should You Snap Pictures Of?
You might be wondering what you should take pictures of this fall. This is a valid question, but it’s not one that anyone can answer but yourself. There are lots of different ways to express yourself, and photography is a highly personal art. You’ll want to take pictures that feature both subjects and aesthetics that are visually appealing to you.
Some photographers like to take images of people. This is an awesome idea if you’re into fall fashion and want to show off cute sweaters, pashmina scarves, and your new favorite pair of boots. If you want to be the subject of the photo, you can do a shoot with a friend and help them snap the perfect picture. However, it’s also a lot of fun to use that friend as the subject for your own photoshoot (and buy them some apple cider as a thank-you.)
However, human subjects aren’t for everyone. If you want to grab the sensory feel of autumn, you may want to arrange leaves on the ground in different configurations. Play around with using leaves as a backdrop for gourds, unoccupied boots or leather jackets, or mugs of steaming hot cocoa.
If you’re approaching Halloween, a spooky photoshoot is also an option. Jack O’Lanterns are especially fun to take pictures of because you can play around with the candlelight inside them. However, it can also be a fun adventure to grab a friend, head into your local park or preserve, and take pics of the spooky-looking trees as they change.
Awesome Ways to Take Fall Photos
Okay, so now that we’ve established there are tons of potential subjects for your photoshoot, you may be wondering about how you can take the perfect high-quality images you crave.
First of all, you’ll want to try taking both close-range and wide-range shots. Try taking pictures of foliage and other subjects close up to get all the detail you can. After that, back up a bit and take the pictures from further away. You can then analyze the two products and see which range you prefer.
You also will want to play with lighting and shadows. A lot of emphasis on fall photography is on color, which is for a good reason. Nothing screams ‘autumn’ quite as loudly as red, orange, and brown leaves do! Using lighting correctly can help you to bring out the rich hues in each of these colors and create more contrast between them.
Shadows can also be used to make a photograph look more mysterious. This is an awesome thing to consider when it comes to Halloween photography. If you want to create a spooky vibe, large, bold shadows are definitely the way to go. Plus, Halloween photos look great when printed as a brushed metal art print!
No matter what you do, keep the ISO (image’s sensitivity to light) low so that you can capture details in high quality. Keep the ISO between 100-200. If you’re taking your pics on a Smartphone, you can add in this effect later and play with the light during editing.
Fun With Filtering on Fall Photography
Try saying that one ten times fast! Once you have a picture that you love, it’s time to apply digital filters to it. Make sure that you do an automatic touch-up if nothing else. However, you may also want to play with the saturation of the image to make sure that the colors stand out as well as they can.
If you want to display shadows without color, that’s also alright. You can add sepia or vintage black and white effects to any photo for a classic, old-timey look. If you want, you can even have an entirely grayscale photo with one aspect adding a pop of color, like a single leaf or gourd. The world is your oyster
No matter what you do, make sure that you sharpen and focus the image. You don’t want it to come out all blurry (unless, of course, you’re going for that nostalgia blurred-background effect
Display Your Photos as a Metal Art Print
Now that you’ve created the perfect images, you’re going to want to display them. Looking at your awesome photos, you may suspect that a tiny print isn’t going to show off all of the details, colors, and shading that you invested yourself in. Luckily, there’s an easy way that you can get prints that really make your pictures pop!
Aluminum prints come in tons of custom shapes and sizes all the way up to 60” x 90”. This means that you can get custom metal prints that can fit perfectly into any space and really spice up your home. You can also choose from brushed, varnished, or white metal so that your print pops against the rest of the room perfectly.
If you’re worried about installation, don’t be! A metal art print made from photos is durable and lightweight, which makes them easy to move around and elevate to any part of your wall.
The bottom line is that metal prints look great, come in many varieties, are practical, and generally work to spruce up your fall (and year-round) decor.
Get Custom a Metal Art Print Today
Fall is an extremely photogenic season, so pretty much any pictures that you take around this time of year are going to turn out great. Still, if you’re looking to do something especially unique and amazing, you can’t go wrong with these fall photo ideas.
Now that you know how to take and display pics this season, it’s time to learn more about getting the right materials to show off your snapshots. Contact me to learn more about custom metal prints of your favorite fall photography. I’m excited to get in touch and talk about the best ways to print and display the pictures that mean the most to you!