Autumn photoshoot ideas for creative and cosy shots
Autumn’s cosy colours beg to be featured on your social media channels. Use these photography tips for shots that get those likes rolling in.
Autumn is arguably the most picturesque season. Streets become lined with red and gold foliage, creating landscapes that wow. The sun sets earlier, so you get dusky afternoon skies. The air is crisp and cool, so it’s a good excuse to bust out your jumper, pick up your camera, and take plenty of photos for social media.
Autumn photoshoot ideas to try
Good autumn photography is about making the most of the landscape. Try these photography techniques the next time you’re surrounded by seasonal beauty.
- Dress in colours that match your setting: Autumn features warm colours. When photographing people, add to the scene and vibes by wearing complementary hues. Your subject will stand out without creating too much contrast. Since the background is already colourful, accentuate it carefully, so you don’t disturb the viewer experience.
- Shott during golden hour: Golden hour is coveted by photographers for a reason. The natural sunlight 1-2 hours post-sunrise, or 2-3 hours before sunset, effuses the shot with warm, soft light. Autumn’s shorter days and vibrant colours bring out the best of golden hour shots. Take advantage of this seasonal opportunity.
- Play with shadows: Shooting after dawn or just before dusk means you’ll have a lot of shadows to add drama and intrigue.
- Make the background a subject: Use a wide-angle lens to capture the most of autumn’s stunning landscapes while you keep the focus on your primary subject. If you don’t have a wide-angle lens, shooting from a low angle works too.
- Experiment with double exposure: Double exposure images are experimental and evocative. Play around with seasonal colours and landscapes to create memorable double exposure shots.