With the change of seasons upon us, fall imagery is in high demand. Whether you’re looking for traditional symbols or outside-the-box imagery, keywords are the primary, and most crucial, elements of your image search. With this fall keyword guide, you’ll see how to maximize Shutterstock’s search features to uncover the perfect fall imagery.
1. Search for Autumn Symbols and Emotions
You don’t have to search deep within your soul to uncover the season’s iconic symbols: leaves, pumpkins, cider, and sweater are all fitting keywords that guarantee a wide array of fall-centric photos. But it might be worth dusting off some personal memories of the season to find those less obvious keywords. Do these memories lead you down a less traditional path?
For example, many people might have memories of travel in Fall (I think of the Hogwarts Express, which I unfortunately was not on, but which set out for Hogwarts each Fall to begin the school year). And when you think of travel, you might think of cars, train tracks, maybe bicycles. All of these, combined with the autumn keyword, get you somewhere beyond the typical foliage shot.