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Picta Photo Tips

Take pumpkin patch photos like a pro

October 16th, 2020

How to take better pumpkin patch photos

October is here and we are FALLing love with all things autumn – warm cider, apple picking, and pumpkin patches! Check out all our best tips to get the perfect shot! In a rush? Take better pumpkin patch photos tl;dr

You won’t know the right tricks unless you really know your phone’s camera. It’s important to take in your phone’s settings and features, & capacities as a camera. Test everything out before you hit the pumpkin patch!

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Have fun first

Get the kids to run around and play together for a while. It’ll make it easier to take amazing candid shots. It’s also a great way to get them to use up some of their energy

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Shoot during golden hour

The perfect moment to shoot this kind of outdoor photo is in the early morning or just before sunset to avoid harsh light. The sunlight will match the pumpkin patch orange and fill your camera

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Use their head

A back-of-the-head shot of someone having fun will always look great.

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Use burst mode

The advantage of burst mode is that you won’t miss anything. You don’t need to stress about knowing when the right moment is to take your photo to catch that perfect action shot. This feature allows you to take a lot of photos in quick succession.

Just press hold your camera button. Your phone will continue taking photos until you remove your finger from the button. The only downside is sorting through the different shots later on.

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Don't just photograph them sitting next to a pumpkin

Get some more ‘action’ shots of the kids actively picking or looking for their perfect pumpkin or carrying it even! It’s often moments like this that we’ll see the most natural smiles that sparkle into their eyes.

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Give your camera to someone else

Family photos are so important. Pass your phone to a friend or passerby and make sure you get in a few frames too.

tl;dr Here are our top tips to take better pumpkin patch photos with your cell phone:

  1. Have fun first
  2. Use burst mode: it allows you to take a lot of photos in quick succession so that you don’t miss a beat.
  3. Shoot during Golden Hour
  4. Use their head
  5. Don’t just photograph them next to the pumpkins, get some action shots too!
  6. Get into the shots! Pass your camera to someone else and take some family photos.

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