If you’re looking for some inspiration or ideas that you can put to use in your own photography this autumn here are 15 suggestions, along with an example of each.
1. Autumn Waterfall
Waterfall’s are wonderful photo subjects year round, but like many other landscapes, they tend to be the most beautiful when surrounded by fall foliage.
Cascada by Paul Bica
2. Row of Trees
A line or row of colorful trees presents an excellent scene for a photo.
Fall in Issaquah by Thales
3. Closeup of Leaves
Capture the details of autumn by getting up close with colorful leaves. It could be fallen leaves on the ground or just colorful leaves still on the tree.
Fallen by Nana B. Agyel
4. Autumn Grunge
Textured, grungy elements tend to work very well with the typical autumn colors and fall foliage.
Ruins by Nicholas Tonelli
Capture many colorful trees to showcase the season.
Florida Fall Foliage by Olin Gilbert
Find a lake near you with a dock or pier surrounded by fall colors and leaves.
Autumn Colors by Matthias Ripp
Foggy mornings in the fall tend to create moody photos that you will love.
Foggy Morning Sunrise on Finch Lake by FinchLake2000
8. A Show of Contrast
Emphasize the contrast of autumn colors against other subjects, like the light colored trees in this photo.
A Twankly Mess by Pacheco
9. Railroad Tracks
Railroad tracks are another popular subject in any season, and there is just something about the fallen leaves that make them even more interesting.
Railroad Tracks by Marc Andre
10. Change of Season
If there is an early snow or ice storm you can capture the colors of autumn along with the signs of a coming winter.
Snowy October Morning in Millstone by b w
11. Tree-Lined Road
Tree-lined roads are beautiful when the leaves have changed colors.
Leaf Tunnel at North Lake, CA by Pacheco
Showcase the stages or progression of the change.
Stages by Scott Robinson
13. Fallen Leaves on the Road/Path
Roads or paths covered in fallen leaves are another great subject.
Sobers Run Trail by Nicholas A. Tonelli
14. Fall Foliage Reflected on a Lake
Find a lake near you and photograph the autumn colors being reflected by the water.
Autumn Reflection by Lida
15. Barns and Farms
Barns and farms can be stunning photography subjects in the context of the autumn season.
Autumn Country Barn by Forest Wander