Do you love the fall, and want to photograph your family or loved ones during the peak of autumn color? Are you hoping to make the most of your fall season by capturing some unbeatable photos? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, you are in luck! We have written a blog post on fall photography tips for you! Read this “how-to” guide to make your autumn photos turn out the best they can be!
Lighting is Key
One of photography’s most important considerations is lighting. While paying attention to lighting is crucial in every photo shoot, it is especially so during fall sessions. Autumn’s natural colors are reds, golds, and yellows which have the potential to either overpower or enhance natural lighting.
While outdoors trying to capture that stunning gold light, make sure you either use the sun as an illuminant for the colors or a tool for silhouettes. You can get some great pictures with a bright orange backdrop if you angle the lighting just right. You can also capture some stunning silhouette pictures with a halo glow depending on your angle. Whatever you do: chase fall light with caution!
Everyone knows that the fall season comes with changing leaves. These crunchy, colorful little guys really can be your best prop during an autumn photo shoot! Try some tossing pictures where leaves are drifting through the shot like rain. Or try some birds eye view shots on a bed of fallen leaves. Or go for the classic fall backdrop that showcases rows of colorful trees!
Layer Your Outfits
Outfits require thought with any photoshoot, but fall provides a great opportunity for layering and versatility! With a little bit of chilly air and a brisk breeze, fall means wearing cozy clothes, long sleeves, long pants, and maybe some boots or jackets. Feel free to experiment with articles of clothing to get the perfect shot! You can try with or without the jacket. You can mix and match shirts with the same boots. Cooler weather is great for a little trial and error with fashion experimentation.
We love photography at all times of the year, but fall photography requires special consideration! We hope this guide gives you some direction for getting that perfect autumn picture. Check out some other hints and tips we have to offer here!