Picture Fall

31 inspirational photo prompts to celebrate the arrival of autumn

Picture Fall is a 31-day photography prompt project intended to inspire the celebration of the arrival of autumn. This fun, uplifting, family friendly, Picture Series Project from Tracey Clark will help you elevate simple photography into a mindful meditation, an act of gratitude, and an expression of your heart.

As you are greeted each morning with a new prompt in your inbox, you’ll be encouraged to capture your life and the world around you in a whole new light. By focusing on the unique gifts that the Fall offers—even amidst the dishes, deadlines, and demands of life today—your perspective will shift and change. Your camera (smartphones encouraged) will not only become a creative tool and trusted companion but a reminder to slow down and appreciate your life as it is right now.

From October 1st through October 31st, here's what to look forward to:

  • 31 days of creative exploration, using your camera (any camera!) as your catalyst
  • 31 uplifting autumn inspired photo prompts delivered directly to your inbox each morning
  • An online classroom / project hub with access to all 31 prompts and the option to share your images with other participants (optional)
  • An invitation to join The Picture Series private Facebook group (optional)
  • A photo practice to help you see the fall season in a brand new light

Ideas for sharing the fall photo fun:

  • Meet photo friends in the online classroom
  • Enjoy the daily prompts with your child, children, or entire family
  • Work with a partner or spouse
  • Play along with extended family- this is a great project for grandparents and grandchildren to enjoy together (think texts and FaceTime sharing)
  • Work collectively with school classmates (contact Tracey with any questions about using Picture Fall in a classroom setting)

Please note that all photo prompts can be done from home or close to home, keeping your safety in mind.

Enjoy an inspiring and creative escape into the beauty and wonder of the season with Picture Fall.

In praise of Tracey's photo projects:

"These prompts are a bit like intention setting. I read them early in the morning and they give me a focus for the rest of my day, and help me see things I otherwise might have missed. I love it!"

" I love the prompts and everyone’s interpretation of them is absolutely magical."

"Tracey, thank you so much for your daily prompts. and exquisite photos! They gave me so much inspiration not just for photography, but in every aspect of my life."

"I enjoyed every class I took. You created a very special community and inspiring content, Tracey - thank you!”

“I've always enjoyed your classes, your style of taking pictures, your teaching!”

Your Instructor

Tracey Clark
Tracey Clark

Photographing the beauty of everyday life for over 25 years has continued to fuel Tracey's passion for sharing the insights and inspirations she’s gathered along her creative journey. Creator of The Picture Series, author of Elevate the Everyday: A Photographic Guide to Picturing Motherhood, co-author of Expressive Photography: A Shutter Sisters Guide to Shooting From the Heart, and founder of Shutter Sisters, she enjoys telling stories by weaving pictures and words together. Tracey lives in sunny Southern California with her family and emphatically believes that perspective—and love—changes everything. Follow along on her daily Instagram adventures at @traceyclark or find her at TraceyClark.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does Picture Fall begin and end?
It begins on Thursday, 10/1/20 and ends on Saturday, 10/31/20. During this 31 day window, the project can be enjoyed via daily emails and/or in a shared, classroom-style experience on Teachable. But keep in mind, you will have access to the content of Picture Fall for as long as you'd like, following the end date. This allows you the freedom to continue to participate and/or revisit the content in a self-paced capacity once the initial 31 days are over.
Is Picture Fall a guided project or is it self-paced?
For 31 days (10/1/20-10/31/20) Picture Fall will be guided by 31 daily emails and/or an optional online classroom designed to be shared with the community of participants enrolled in the project where Tracey will be checking in daily. You are encouraged to participate in the classroom setting by sharing your pictures there BUT you can also just use the prompts on your own, independently and at your own pace. The choice is yours. Also note that after the first 31 days, the content will still be accessible for you to use and/or revisit.
Is the content of Picture Fall new?
Picture Fall was originally created and released years ago for Tracey's series at Big Picture Classes. Since then, the content has been updated and refreshed; new images and prompts have been incorporated into the orginal content to ensure an inspiring new take on the season.
What kind of camera can I use for the prompts?
The beauty of The Picture Series projects is that they are not camera specific. Whatever camera you've got is the one you can use and that absolutely includes iPhones or any other camera you have! The whole idea is to get inspired to shoot with whatever camera is making you happy these days and above all else, to enjoy yourself. If you're participating with children, you'll likely have to share your camera, your smartphone, or your tablet with them to participate. It'll be worth it!
What kind of photo editing tools can I use for the project?
You don't have to use any editing tools unless you choose to. The main focus in Picture Fall is the process of TAKING the picture, not necessarily editing it. That said, editing can be a creative and satisfying part of the process so whatever editing tools, apps, etc. you have or would like to use would be perfect.
Is this a technical photography class?
Picture Fall is a creative photography project, NOT a photography class. The Picture Series (Picture Fall included) is a series of themed photo-centric prompts to encourage and inspire a consistent photography practice and in turn, a way to see (and picture) your everyday life in a whole new light. While you'll be using your camera (any camera!) as a creative tool for the prompts, technical photography lessons are not a part of the project.
Are refunds available if I'm not enjoying the project?
Yes. If for any reason you aren't enjoying the project, you may request a full refund.
What if I have technical difficulties?
If you are having any tech or admin issues you can search the Teachable Knowledge Base, contact Teachable directly or email Tracey at [email protected] If you're not getting the daily emails starting on October 1st, please email Tracey at [email protected]

Picture Fall

31 inspirational photo prompts to celebrate the arrival of autumn