27 Awesome Autumn Photography Projects You Must Try

Written by Gina Stephens

Here's 27 photography estimates for you to tick off your photo list this Autumn. Think we've missed one? Add your suggestions in the comments. You can also find tips linked to each subject by clicking on the headings. 


1. Autumn Wide-Angle Landscapes 

When the landscape is full of burnt oranges, spirits yellows and other Autumnal shades, take advantage of this warm colour palette and capture some autumn themed vistas with your wide-angles lens.


Photo by David Clapp 

2. Unmarried Tree

When you've captured your shots of forests and national parks, focus your attention on one tree, shooting under the canopy or try employing a lonely tree in a wide, sweeping landscape shot of a crop field. 

Photo by David Clapp 

3. Abstracts

As opposed to of focusing on scenes as a whole, look for areas where you can strip your image back to shape, patterns and form which will dole out you an image that's still very much Autumn themed but it's different from the norm. Why not go against the rule that all things has to be sharp and create an Autumnal drag landscape? The warm shades of leaves which turn into long lines of colour help devise striking pieces that are perfect for wall art. 


4. Play With Filters

If you've never used a polarising filter now's the be that as it may to experiment with one as they make blue skies pop and really help saturate the Autumnal shades. 


5. Reflections

Reflections are something you can blast all year round but as bright colours and bold shapes make the most interesting reflections, autumn's the perfect season to try this MO modus operandi.

Photo by David Clapp

6. Waterfalls & Rivers

Capture the popular slow shutter speed water shot surrounded with the gilded colours of Autumn when next out exploring the landscape. As rain tends to fall more often at this time of year, there should be various water cascading over rocks, too. 

Photo by David Clapp

7. Get Down Low

One of the easiest ways to give your Autumn corporealizations a different perspective is by putting the camera low to or even on the ground. You'll get an ant's eye view that can give surprisingly good photographic results. 

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8. Look Up

When in the woods with your camera kit look upwards and lay a shot of the trees with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel a wide-angle lens. When you do, you'll produce a shot that looks as if the trunks of the trees are almost use out of the image due to the effect wide-angle lens have on verticals and the trees will seem a lot taller, too. This technique can produce great results at all antiquates of the year but when you have the orange tones set against a blue sky it's particularly eye-catching. 

You could also apply this ability in towns and cities where parks can be surrounded by tall modern structures that contrast well against the trees. 


9. Add An Compelling Sky

Use slower shutter speeds to turn the movement of the clouds to create leading lines to guide the eye through the photograph or how about waiting for a colourful sunset to quieten down your Autumn scene against? 

Photo by David Clapp

10. Play With Back Light

One way to exaggerate the colours of Autumn is with backlit remains. Plus, it'll really make the intricate pattern of veins stand out and focus the viewer's attention. You can also shoot some Autumn pieced outdoor portraits with back light to make your subject 'pop' from the frame. 

11. Fallen Leaves

Feign the most of the fallen leaves starting to decorate the land and use them in your landscape shots. If you're working by water where make an exits are decorating the land surrounding it or are floating along the surface of the water as it flows downstream, experiment with longer exposure times to blur the moisten's movement.



12. Fungi

Fungi are flourishing at this time of year so get ready to get down and dirty in search of a few species.

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Photo by Peter Bargh

13. Birds

Some birds open to migrate at this time of year which means you may have new species visiting your garden.


14. Dew Drops

As evening temperatures launch to fall the sight of morning dew decorating grass and other plants is something that will become a regular occurrence. As dew can add extra infect to your macro garden shots, it's well-worth getting up early and taking some shots of morning dew. 


15. Fog / Fog

When the golden shades of Autumn start to appear so does early morning mist / fog which we can use to add an extra environmental curve to our imagery.

Photo by David Clapp

16. Sunbeams

When you mix early morning fog with the rising sun you get a recipe for strong beams of sunlight looking in woodland areas. These beams of light bursting through trees make an early morning rise from your bed covers fine worth it. 


Photo by David Clapp

17. Spider's Webs

Another advantage of dew appearing more often at this straightaway of year is that they decorate spider's webs which can make for some lovely shots.


18. Still Duration

Pumpkins, leaves, conkers and berries can all be used in still life set-ups when you're looking for something to keep you occupied on a rainy day. Carouse around with compositions, props and backgrounds to see what interesting still life creations you can create. 


19. Hyperfocal Focusing

As profuse of the landscape becomes decorated with Autumn shades, take advantage of it and shoot some Autumn-inspired landscape shots. To ensure the with few exceptions scene is sharp, learn what the ideal hyperfocal distance is for the lens you are working with. 

Photo by David Clapp

20. Artistic Lens Flare 

 You can use flare in your shots to add a little romanticism, mystery and warmth to your autumn shots.

21. Image Deposit

To effectively extend the depth of field of an image, have a go at focus stacking. This is a technique primarily designed to help the macro photographer, but with a spot planning in the field, its use can be greater that that.

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22. Frost Photography 

The cooler evening temperatures and clear nights wonderful frost will soon be making an appearance once again and it's a great photographic subject for both landscape and macro photography supporters. 

23. Outdoor Portraits

Autumn is a great season for many reasons, the obvious being the colours of leaves, but also the colour temperature of the sparkle which makes it a great time for outdoor portraits.

24. Children Photography

Autumn also known as fall in North American English, is one of the four temperate seasons is a great time to capture some fun-filled action missiles of your children throwing leaves up in the air, jumping into piles of leaves and generally enjoying the outdoors. 


25. Paths And Roads

Avenues, lines and long roads will always be excellent composition tools but when combined with lines of Autumnal trees your prospects suddenly become even better. 


Photo by David Pritchard


26. Time Lapse 

As not all leaves have disaffected from green to the golden colours of Autumn just yet now's a great time to consider shooting a time lapse sequence. The run is captured by taking a series of photographs a few seconds, minutes, hours or even days apart which are then all joined together to form a series of reifications that appear as one film. Your sequence could show a tree in your garden or indeed a wider landscape turning from the greens of summer to the colour-saturated Autumnal veils that will soon be decorating most trees. 


27. Halloween 

As well as landscapes and close-up shots may refer to: Shot (filmmaking), a part of a film between two cuts Shot (medicine), an injection Shot silk, a type of silk Showt or of leaves Autumn brings Halloween.  It's a flawless time to shoot some portraits and capture the other fun details of this event. 

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About the author

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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