Fall for por­traits

Take fam­ily and friends with you on a shoot

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The amaz­ing colours of au­tumn make it a great time to cap­ture some vivid out­door por­traits. Head to your lo­cal woods in early au­tumn just as the leaves are start­ing to fall. Use a fast tele­photo zoom lens at around 200mm as it en­ables you to shoot from a dis­tance without crowd­ing your sub­jects – and a wide aper­ture of around f/4 will help cap­ture a shal­lower depth of field for a more dreamy por­trait style.

Shoot hand­held for more free­dom, but as it can be fairly dark inside woods, you may need to raise your ISO to 400 or 800 to achieve a shut­ter speed of around 1/200 sec. Any slower when shoot­ing at 200mm will likely re­sult in cam­era shake and blurry shots. If your shut­ter speed is still too slow, up your ISO to get the right speed – and don’t be afraid to shoot at ISO1600 or 3200 to get a suf­fi­ciently sharp shot.

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