Fall for portraits
Take family and friends with you on a shoot
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.