Monday, December 8, 2008

Fall 2008 Pictorials

2006 is when we had our last Fall pictorials and that was in Boise, Idaho. Fall 2007 was an extremely busy time for us because of our relocation to Austin, Texas - so no photos then. So this year 2008, we've done it again!

Last Friday, we went to the McKinney Falls State Park. There was a bit of color to the autumn leaves but not as much as there are in Idaho or in the East Coast. Perhaps if we went there earlier, there would be more leaves and more colors. Still, it's a pretty place!

Some things to remember when taking group portraits in parks:

  1. Choose clothes colors that contrast well with the surroundings lest you blend in with it totally. Remember the chameleon? Surely, you don't want that effect, right?
  2. Color coordinate the clothes of everyone in the party. Coordinate the shoes as well. The group will look more "together" if they have the same color scheme.
  3. Use solid colored clothes - no prints, no patterns - since the natural surroundings already provide the texture. Also, the prints and patterns draws attention from the face.
  4. Men - you do need powder so that you don't look shiny :)
  5. Women - wear some lipstick! The redder, the better. (I should follow this tip :) )
  6. Eat a good meal before the pictorials or bring food. A full stomach brings brighter smiles :)
Of course, it goes without saying that you need to check the weather and do reconnaissance of the place for good locations even before the actual pictorial date!

I'm sure you have good tips, too. Any tip to add to my list?

3 ADD YOUR COMMENT!:

pracso December 8, 2008 at 12:23 PM  

of course, do not forget your gadgets! hehehe... refresh your memory card. bring a spare if possible. a tripod is always handy.

Gladys December 14, 2008 at 11:17 PM  

liked the pictures lalo na yung pic ni Sheila and Joey. Parang nagliligawan :o)

Rela Pantaleon December 16, 2008 at 4:49 PM  

Mga professionals mga yan...
(They are professionals..)

:)

...conscious lang ng kaunti...
(...just a little bit conscious...)

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