photo of waterfalls during fall season
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That title may come as a surprise to those who read it first, but it’s true! I was looking for the ideal photo to use for the display of this blog and realize there are different types or styles of Autumn Photography. Now I’ve studied it out a bit, let’s get into it:

1- Landscape Autumn Photography:

Photo by Toan Chu on Unsplash

Landscape Autumn photos is probably the most popular. But let it be known, that landscape Autumn Photography is not as easy as it seems. For one thing, there seems like there is something in your scenery that you really don’t want. To get the best type of landscape photos, like the photo above, you will need to drive away from the city for a while, but know your mountains, so you can go and not waste your time looking for the ideal scenery. Also, as in other great landscape photos, watch what time of day you take these breathtaking landscape photos. The difference between a good fall photo and one that is just shockingly perfect is the angle of the light.

Watch your angle of light

Photo by Luca Bravo on Unsplash

When you look at one of the “best” autumn photos you will see that the light is on an angle, or shot either in the morning or in the late afternoon. The shadows are huge, and gives the photos a nice contrast. Plus the light from the golden sun isn’t a bad thing either. It all adds to the beautiful photo.


Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

The amazing color of the fall is created by the color of the leaves. And there are many photographers who have taken up the skill of creating beautiful fall photos of just the leaves. No landscape photos, but just the leaves so that it will give you a sense of closeness. The one thing that I like the most is the creative-type photos of these leaves, like you see above. If you want to take close-up of the leaves, do yourself a favor and try to be creative with the exposure, the composition of the leaves. Here are a few more examples of these leaves taken in a creative atmosphere. These will be the type of photos that will sell:

Photo by Sajad Nori on Unsplash —- Taking the bright colored leaves, and putting them on a wet rock or something dark will give you a unique photo.
-Photo by Yoksel 🌿 Zok on Unsplash—- Use your aperture setting (like F4 or F2.8 to blur out the background, but yet add color to the whole picture as well.
Photo by Yoksel 🌿 Zok on Unsplash —— Using your leaves as part of a prop in a “Still Photo” (Click on THIS) is a wonderful idea. Also using soft focus or “fog” filters to create a mood can help.


Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash —–

Autumn will often remind people of Halloween, or just Pumpkins. Capturing these moments in photography is precious. We all have memories of Autumn, Halloween, time with family. Figure some fun ways you can be reminded of autumn in your photography. Be careful as you do this, that you are careful not to have a cluttered background, but it should also be colorful.

Here are a few more photos that would fall in this category:

Photo by Fred Russo on Unsplash —– This is not a landscape photo but a simple photo showing a “walk in the park”. But the leaves and the river are beautiful and you can see the people walking in the park that makes this a beautiful photo.
Photo by Omid Armin on Unsplash —— We see a lot of portraits taken in the autumn. The colors that surround the subjects are an added bonus, and certainly recommended.
Photo by Yoksel 🌿 Zok on Unsplash —– Berries are usually coming out in the fall. A perfect time to get a photo of them against the beauty of the leaves.

4- The Autumn Forest:

Photo by Yoksel 🌿 Zok on Unsplash

Capturing the Autumn forest is a great photo. If you can, use the light to your advantage, like you see above. This adds a special mood or feeling to the photo that just grabs the viewer. Here are a few more ideas:

Photo by Chris Flexen on Unsplash —– Come down the “Autumn path”. Notice there is not really a lot of light beams in this photo, but the feeling is there that will make you want to walk down the path.
Photo by Johannes Plenio on Unsplash – If you can capture a forest in a foggy day, or even a rainy day, you have a unique and amazing photo. Watch your weather forecast and try to plan this trip. It is so worth it.

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