6 Fun Fall Activities for Fabulous Photos
Fall is a fantastic time of year to grab friends and family, get outside, and have some fun! So many autumn traditions, like apple-picking, visiting a pumpkin patch, and leaf peeping (yes, it’s really called that), also make great photoshoot opportunities. No need to worry if you don’t have a fancy camera, you can take memorable, high-quality photos on your phone. We put together six fabulous ideas for fall photos that you can post on social media, use on holiday cards, or have custom framed for a unique gift!
Visit a Pumpkin Patch
Throw on your coziest fall sweater and head to the pumpkin patch! All the different shapes, sizes, and colors on display will delight your eyes and add visual interest to your photos. Get a candid shot of a little one choosing just the right option for their jackolantern, have a friend fill their arms with a colorful selection of gourds, or take a classic pumpkin-head selfie!
Go Apple Picking
Apple picking is good old fashioned fun for everyone. The best part? You can enjoy the fruits of your labor! Snap a few photos of the orchard and some close-ups of the apples on branches and in bushels. Then capture your crew picking apples and relaxing with refreshments after. When you get home, you can create a photo collage or a mini gallery wall that captures the spirit of the day!
Peep Some Leaves
There’s nothing quite like going leaf peeping and seeing the changing colors of fall on full display—and it’s a gorgeous setting for photos! Use a camera timer to get a shot of the whole family amongst the foliage and then get some candid pictures of everyone playing with the leaves. For a fun action shot, have someone throw a bundle of leaves into the air and snap photos of the delightful effect!
Get Lost in a Corn Maze
Getting lost can actually be fun—we promise! Hitting up a corn maze is great for groups of families and friends. Give each person in your crew a chance to be the leader and be sure to get photos of everyone testing their navigating skills. When you make your way out, you can get a few more pictures of everyone celebrating with apple cider and doughnuts!
Take a Hike
Fall is the perfect time of year to hit up your favorite nearby hiking trail or visit a state park. Temperatures will be cooler, there are fewer bugs, and you can enjoy the beautiful foliage! Snap some photos of your crew hitting the trail, have them strike a pose in front of trees with vibrant leaves, and get a selfie at any impressive vistas.
Enjoy After-Dark Adventures
The sun may go down earlier these days, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to end! Many farms offer nighttime events on certain days of the week so you can enjoy fall adventures well past sunset. Get a picture of your friends enjoying cider around the bonfire, snap a landscape shot illuminated by the warm glow of string lights, or try writing with sparklers. Test out a few different settings on your camera to see which one delivers the best results at night.
Thinking about custom framing photos from your autumn adventures? Head to your local FastFrame, where our talented designers will help you preserve your favorite fall memories. For advice on how to change your artwork with the seasons, check out our handy blog post, How to Swap Your Art Seasonally.