Podcast 73: Photographing Fall

Like summer before it, our latest seasonal podcast theme appears to have captured the imaginations of many toy photographers!

This week Kristina and I are tackling my favorite season: fall. I was particularly interested in photographing autumn because of the symbolism tied to the season. Fall signifies change—the shift in color and shedding of leaves, cooler temperatures, crisp air and the beginning of rain (here in the Pacific Northwest, at least).

How would we and our listeners channel these autumnal attributes and apply them to our toy photography?

As you’ll see from our work below, there were several consistent threads, and yet still a great bit of variety. I love seeing the creativity in our community, and was happy to see so many listeners participate with us this time around!

My image

Is anyone else a bit overwhelmed by how crazy the Pumpkin Spice Latte craze has gotten?

Kristina’s image

Listener submissions

Thank you for listening, and thanks again to all of the listeners who participated!

October’s theme: Death

We’re officially entering the spooky season, so if you’d like to join in on the fun for our Death theme in October, use the hashtag #tp_death, and tag me (@thereeljames23) and Kristina (@kalexanderson) by Friday, October 25!

In the meantime, we’d love to continue the conversation from this week’s episode with you in the comments below!


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  1. What a great episode — and how impressive that Kristina and her voice made it through! Thanks for sharing your love of autumn, James. It is one thing I truly miss about living in the Pacific NW. Down here it’s just not really “fall” in the same way. Thanks for the wonderful podcast and all of the featured shots!!

    • Thank you so much, Doug! I too was impressed by Kristina’s ability to make it through. It just goes to show how much she loves talking about photography!

      I know exactly what you mean about that “fall” feeling – growing up in Reno we always kind of skipped over Fall and went right into Winter. My wife and I practically count down the days until September up here now 😊

      Thanks as always for participating, and with a handful of beautiful entries!

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