October 10, 2020

By: Karisa Simon

Cellphone cameras are basically a compact camera that is dying to be used, so why don’t we use it this week and complete a cellphone photography challenge? And since we are in the best season of the year- Fall- let’s throw in another challenge and make this the Visit Oakville Fall Photography Challenge.

Fall is one of my favourite seasons. Colourful leaves, Thanksgiving, Halloween and apple and pumpkin-flavoured everything. It’s the perfect season to capture the beauty of Oakville’s colourful outdoors and cute moments and tradition with your loved ones.

Complete this challenge by visiting different locations in Oakville. For example, I visited the labyrinth at Joshua Creek Heritage Arts Centre, Cristans Market, Kerr Village, DeerRun Park and more! There are so many places in Oakville that you can go to photograph the fall-inspired items for this challenge.

The instruction are simple:

  1. Download or screenshot our list (see below)
  2. Grab your phone
  3. Grab your family and friends or make this an individual challenge
  4. Edit your photos using any editing software if you feel like it. (I used the Adobe Lightroom app to edit my photos, which is free for iOS and Android devices.)
  5. Have fun!
  6. Tag @VisitOakville in all your photos and use the #VOFallPhotoChallenge

Many people think that they have to be a professional photographer and have a professional camera to take good photos. Nothing could be further from the truth. Smartphones have great cameras. They produce images almost as greet as high-end cameras. For this reason, I reserve my professional camera for special occasions or when I need extremely high-end photos and use my cellphone camera for everyday purposes.

Fall into fall and channel your inner photographer with our cellphone photography challenge.

Take a look at some of my captures in the gallery below or watch my Instagram takeover on Visit Oakville’s Instagram page.