75+ Helpful Fall Photography Tips

Fall (Autumn) is a favorite time of year for many photographers. The colors are spectacular, cloudy days still bring great photo opportunities, and the changing of the season brings out new photo ideas that may have been lingering all year long. The peak fall colors don’t last long though so being prepared with your equipment, knowledge, and where you want to shoot is important if you want the best chance at capturing great photographs.

Photo by Ian Sane
Ian Sane - Under A Blood Red Sky

Fall Photography Tips

Here is a list of helpful fall photography tips from a few of our favorite websites. Most of them are quite simple and easy to learn if you’re a beginner or a good refresher if you’ve got a few seasons under your belt. The changing colors of fall don’t last long, so make sure you are prepared to not miss the opportunity to take some of the best pictures of the year.

Nikon – 10 Tips for Shooting Autumn Foliage
These 10 simples tips from Nikon are easy to implement whether you are a professional photographer or just starting out in photography. Our favorite tip talks about light and how a forecast for sunshine isn’t always a good thing when it comes to fall photos.

Photojojo – 12 Fantastic Fall Photo Tips
A great read from our favorite and most creative photography store. These just don’t talk about weather, tech, and other geeky photo stuff, but they also suggest creative ideas to help you make your fall photos stand out among the rest.

Popular Photography – 5 Tips for Better Fall Foliage Photos
These tips focus on creating better compositions. From color combinations to using water to make your photos stand out, this helpful article also has a list of 10 locations that are considered ideal fall photography destinations.

Canon – Fall Foliage Photography
This fairly lengthy blog post talks about shooting familiar subjects, filters, time of the day, up-close shots, and a few other great suggestions to wonderfully capture this colorful season.

Digital Camera World – Autumn Photography: 24 tips on how to take awesome pictures of Fall
An extensive list of easy fall photography tips written by Jeff Meyer. Taking the time to read through these might be worthwhile no matter what your skill level might be.

Picture Correct – Fall Foliage: Tips For Taking Great Fall Photos
John Huegel talks about balance, indirect light, quality, and a few more great tips in this helpful post.

DPS – Autumn (Fall) Photography – Capturing Colors
A short read from Digital Photography School that goes into filters, time of day, and finding the right exposure and white balance when shooting your fall photos.

Photography Blog – How To Take Great Autumn Photos
This post by Mark Goldstein gives simple tips to help make your fall photos great through contrast, aperture, composition, and the time of day.

SLR Lounge – 5 Quick Tips For Photographing Fall Foliage
Timing and lighting are two great tips you’ll read about in this article that will help you take better fall images.

If you’re looking for a few more, check out our Detailed Guide to Photographing Fall Foliage article by landscape photographer Christopher O’Donnell.