The days are getting shorter, the air a bit brisker, and in many parts of the United States the leaves are about to start changing. For portrait photographers, it’s an exciting time of year. It’s hard to take a bad picture in fall, especially during golden hour. But, you can go beyond the simple headshot with blurry trees in the background. Here are some tips to make the most of your time.
Coordinate your subjects color palette to compliment the backdrop
Your subjects should be dressed for the lower temperature—a sleeveless dress seems a bit out of place among the changing leaves. Sweaters, coats and scarves look great for a shoot like this.
When it comes to clothing color, suggest something neutral—think black, grey, navy or cream—or match elements of your subjects outfit to the autumn colors. A pop of red or orange can also go along way on a shoot like this. We love a bright red lip, a model’s orange hair or the inclusion of a colorful scarf.