When we think of fall imagery, we most often imagine a shifting physical landscape — a palette of vibrant oranges, reds, and golds. However, for many of us, fall speaks more to a welcome respite from the hectic lifestyle of summer. It gives us a chance to breathe and digest our experiences, welcoming change and setting aside time for introspection.
When choosing fall stock photos + footage to capture seasonal transition, experiment with creative content that embraces the slower, more insular lifestyle and celebrates the changes that accompany fall colors from an unconventional perspective. Crafting, driving to family gatherings, staying indoors, and ramping up for holidays all play a hand in the anticipation of autumn. Here’s how to show them.
FALL FOOD PHOTOS
Fall is the time for reaping the harvests of summer’s bounty; canning and preserving the excess for colder days ahead. Fall is also great for embracing the kitchen again where warm, hearty dishes with dark food photography styling replace bright, outdoor barbecues and summer salads. Rediscover comforting baked goods that incorporate pastry, fall fruits, and warm spices. And enjoy it all with intimate outdoor dinner parties, celebrating in the last of the dwindling warm nights.
EMBRACING THE INDOORS
After a season of outdoor activities, time spent indoors can be welcomed with the accompaniment of books and creative activities. Also synonymous with being indoors are feelings of closeness and intimacy, with many spending their Friday nights wrapped in blankets, drinking hot liquids and watching movies in bed.
DRIVING & NOTING THE PASSAGE OF TIME
Driving through the changing landscape creates an immersive experience of seasonality and color. This is a less obvious but wonderful time to plan a road trip for a weekend getaway or to go home for the holidays. Try experimenting with the muted, moodier colors that come along with cooler temperatures and dramatic stormy skies.
TIME FOR HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
Keep your eye out for striking stock photos and videos that experiment with light to showcase Halloween and Thanksgiving subject matter in innovative ways. Shadows, intentionally bright flashes, and glowing lights can make an otherwise classic image pop out in extraordinary ways.
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