It’s fall y’all! Are you looking for some fun fall picture ideas for students? If you’re a high school or college student, you’ve come to the right place! Keep reading to see my own examples.
Fall Photo Ideas
1. The Pumpkin Dress
This fall picture idea is very creative and fun to do!
Photography Tip: To have both, the object AND your model in focus, set your f-stop to a higher number -ex: f/16 or above (which also means you need to make your shutter speed slower to compensate for the less light). For me, there was not that much light in that barn, which is why my model is slightly blurry.
2. Corn Maze/ Corn Field
I love corn mazes, they are so fun! The corn maze I went to in this picture had some cools things within it, such as this playground. Perfect for perspective pictures!
Photography Tip: To achieve a lower perspective for your photo, go lower than your model and face them from the front, so that if you want a boot to look bigger in the front of the lens, it is in front of you.
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One of my favorite fall picture ideas for students is food! Bake a pumpkin or apple pie or make some hot apple cider!
Those ideas make great pictures as well as snacks for afterwards.
In the picture below I actually made my first pumpkin pie!
Photography Tip: Use props for food photography to make it look more interesting. For example I put on a hat and a coat, as well as used a pumpkin to create more fall vibes in the photo.
Another creative portrait idea for fall is to lie on something rather than stand in front of it.
For example, there were tons of pumpkins on the ground at an amusement park I went to, so I lied my upper body on it for a straight from the top portrait.
You can do this with leaves, pumpkins, apples, or anything else you see that looks fun!
Photography tip: Make sure to photograph DIRECTLY from the top so the angle looks right.
5. Sunflower Field
One of my favorite summer and fall photography locations for college students and senior pictures!
Head to your local sunflower farm and enjoy a sunny day outside.
6. On a Hike
I love fall hikes, and even more, taking fun pictures during them!
For these kinds of pictures, make sure to wear good shoes, have a camera bag (if you use a camera rather than your phone) and generally take care of your equipment on steeper hikes.
Photography Tip: If you want to catch the sunset for your hike, timing is everything! When it comes to sunset photographs, make sure to plan enough time to get to your spot, as well as extra time to set up your camera for the right lighting.
When your weather app says sunset at 7pm, get there 6pm! While the sun might set at 7pm, that’s usually when it’s already gone. You want to catch it before it goes below the horizon!
This picture below was not during sunset, but still during fall! To achieve a similar photo, choose a good viewpoint, put on a backpack, and get shooting!
7. Go to a Fall Fair/ Theme Park
You can shoot awesome pictures at a fall fair or amusement park. They are also a lot of fun to go to anyways.
The pictures below were taken at Europa Park, one of the biggest theme parks in Europe. I went in fall, which meant they had a fall theme going on with tons of pumpkins around!
Photography Tip: This might be hard when it’s a busy day at the park, but try to get a spot without people in the background to make it look less crowded.
Related: 15 Indoor Graduation Picture Ideas
8. Pick a Sports Location
Good locations for fall pictures are also sports fields. If you like football, how about by the football field?
This picture was taken at my High School (around 2-3 years ago now) by the football field.
As a high school student, I associated fall with football season, which I loved, so you can use that for taking pictures there too. How about your senior pictures?
Photography tip: Sunsets look particularly good in these kinds of locations, so try that out!
9. Have fun with friends!
Don’t just have fun for the pictures. Have fun because you’re actually having a good time with your friends. What better than doing something crazy sometimes?
This picture was taken pretty spontaneously at a grocery store with one of my friends and we had so much fun! Sometimes it’s about the memories you connect the pictures with rather than its perfect aesthetic.
Photography tip: This picture would look much better without the people in the background, right? Try to find a more quiet aisle if you plan on recreating this shot! If you do, please tag me on it so I can give it a like!:)
10. Go to a Market/ Pumpkin Farm
Farms and markets are so fun! Not only are you support local businesses and shop sustainably, they also make fun morning activities and cute pictures!
This is one of my favorite fall picture ideas for students, because it’s easy to do and so fun!
Photography tip: Dress your best! I love these pictures a lot because the outfits give such a nice fall vibe and just go with the theme and background. Try it!
Another tip is to edit your pictures with a fall preset before posting them. They help emphasize the red, yellow, and orange colors!
If you don’t have presets (just google free fall presets!) or don’t have lightroom to use it in, just make the tone of your pictures warmer in editing, and drag the highlights and shadows down a little. Voila!
11. A Cool Wall
Even if this is quite simple, some fun walls can make really cool pictures!
This picture was taken by an apple picking farm which had a red barn. So cute! It made a really cool background for my fall outfit picture (which I didn’t mean to mess up but well at least I can laugh about this picture now haha)
Photography Tip: Take the picture facing the wall directly to avoid weird angles and having to adjust the perspective in editing.
12. Grab that PSL;)
Let’s be honest girls: Pumpkin Spice Latte’s are our obsessions in fall. So why not take some pictures with it if you have it anyways;). Props are always fun to play with!
Photography Tip: People in the background (ex: my picture below lol) are annoying and take away from your subject! Try to take the photo in a quieter spot.
Top Fall Picture Ideas for Students!
These were my top 12 Fall Picture Ideas for Students, also perfect for senior pictures or college students who just like to do some fall photography.
I hope these ideas gave you some inspiration for your own pictures, and don’t forget to tag me in your Instagram pictures! (@myclickjournal!)