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Tips for Taking Family Photos This Fall

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Everyone should have some good, up-to-date family photos. If it’s been a while since you had family photos taken, fall is a great time to do it. You have the naturally beautiful backdrop of the foliage either in your own backyard or just a short drive away. If paying a professional photographer to take your pictures is out of your price range this year, you can still take gorgeous photos on your own with a few simple tricks. After you’ve taken them, you can have them ready to frame with photo printing services from Flash Photo!


Here are a few easy ways to take great family photos, even if you’re an amateur photographer.


Take advantage of the fall colors.

The great thing about taking photos in the fall is that you don’t have to look hard for a beautiful backdrop. You probably have trees with beautiful red, orange, and yellow leaves in your own yard. If not, drive your family to a local park. Find a few different spots you like and snap away!

Because of the naturally colorful backdrop, choosing outfits for your family is easy. Stick with solid colors that complement the warm colors of the foliage. Blues, greens, black, white, or gray all work great for fall photos. Sticking with these colors also makes it easy for your family to coordinate outfits.


Use natural lighting and experiment with camera settings.

Whether you’re using a camera or just your phone, natural lighting will give you the best results. Morning and early evening are the best times to decrease shadows. While you hope for a sunny day, you can still get great pictures when it’s cloudy. Experiment with different camera settings, and don’t be afraid to use the flash.


You don’t have to be #nofilter.

Filters can be your friend! Of course, you don’t want to overdo it so that to colors look nothing like the way they looked on the day, but filters can bring out the best in your photos. You can get basic photo editing software for a good price, and you can often sign up for a free trial. Many phone cameras have built-in photo editing tools that are easy to use as well.


Photo Printing Services | Flash Photo

Whether you need family photos for holiday cards or to frame and hang in your home, Flash Photo is ready to help with our photo printing services. We can take your digital photos and turn them into physical keepsakes you can hold in your hand or share with loved ones.


Visit us at 277 Newport Road in New London for photo printing services, packing and shipping, and more!