Optimizing Your Fall Photography

Autumn is in full swing here in the ATL! The leaves are falling, the temperature is cooling down, and darkness is arriving earlier but bringing with it a beautiful, golden sunset. Today, we bring you some ideas for thinking outside the box when it comes to your photography this autumn.


Take the same shot. Keep a record of the changing seasons by photographing the same subject, in the same location, as the leaves change. See some beautiful examples from around the world in Bored Panda’s “Before and After” display.

In the mood to travel? National Geographic has a list of the top 10 places to visit if you want to see (and photograph!) intense foliage. From places such as Japan, Canada, and California, you’re in luck if you get the chance to see these gorgeous colors in person. (You can even use Weather.com’s foliage map to help plan your visit!)





Catch the best light. We’ve said it before: The Golden Hour app is a lifesaver when it comes to planning your outdoor sessions, especially now that the light is fading so quickly. Get the perfect timing for catching the golden autumn sunset wherever you live and work.

Spruce up your portraits. Introduce some new props that bring warmth to the new season. For family sessions, we love this “Thankful” banner from Pier1 Imports and this extensive list of easy fall props you can find in nature.

Start thinking about (and marketing for) the holidays. With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s time to think about year-end specials, offering Black Friday deals, or just amping up your marketing game. Check out this fabulous article on Photography Spark for some tips on holiday marketing and promotion, like boosting your brand awareness and increasing your social media presence.


Comment below: What’s your best fall photography tip for beginning photographers?

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