Sure you can photograph people anytime of the year, but autumn might be the most popular time of the year. It is still warm enough for portraits outside and the autumn leaves provide some amazing color for backgrounds. Sure green is great, but yellow, orange, red is a painting ready to happen. I’m jealous of the people who live in Vermont, they have the best autumn leaves ever.
Here in Utah we do have the parks but we also have mountains and the canyons. I haven’t used them enough in my photography. They can be breathtaking. I photographed Chris in Big Cottonwood Canyon back in October of 2008. So these are some older portraits and shot with my old Nikon cameras. We went natural light for these and I did a bit of color processing from what it looks like. I guess it is interesting how taste changes. I don’t know if I would go so contrasty and saturated. And I am sure I would have brought a flash along as well.
We found a canyon area that had a road that winded off the main road. We were able to get some aspen trees, autumn leaves and some secluded area for portraits. We photographing people sometimes you don’t want the whole world watching. People are shy enough in front of the camera. It doesn’t help when people are driving or walking by all the time.
As spring approaches I am hoping to take more advantage of Utah’s natural beauty and photograph more and more in the mountains. There are some beautiful locations. And I am sure the hiking and exploring will be great exercise. Maybe I’ll hike Timp this year.