Autumn has some strong visual associations with it – gold and orange leaves, pumpkins, scarecrows, hay, flannel and sweaters. There are endless photo opportunities to capture the essence of the season, yet photographing the colors of fall comes with its challenges – there is a real art to showcasing the stunning colors without oversaturating them. This collective of Sony shooters and content creators have skillfully photographed autumn and its glorious colors. Take a look at their work, give them a follow on Instagram, and the head out to make your own fall images. And when you share your images, be sure to tag them #SonyAlpha for your chance to be featured. And for more inspiring imagery, follow @SonyAlpha on Instagram.
There is a real art to showcasing the stunning colors without oversaturating them. See how these Sony shooters skillfully photograph the season.
Jess Santos – @missjessbess
Jess Santos is a Sony Alpha Ambassador. In her Instagram bio she declares herself a wanderer, adventurer and stargazer, and the photos on her account provide proof that these are all very true. As you scroll you'll see breathtaking scenes from both day and night. It is rare to see an image that incorporates the night sky and fall colors, so when we came across this shot, we were blown away! Jess made this composite image with the Sony Alpha 7R IV and the Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master II and Sony 20mm f/1.8 G. We love the complementary blue and orange colors throughout the image.
Sapna Reddy – @sapnareddy
Sapna Reddy is a physician, nature photographer and Sony Alpha Ambassador. Her Instagram account is filled with brilliant landscapes from all corners of the Earth. She is an expert at showcases the colors of the landscape and graphic shapes. The image below, from the Eastern Sierras of California are no exception. We love the warm fall tones against the blue of the mountain and sky. Check out what Reddy brings in her camera bag to make these epic landscapes HERE.
Renee Hahnel – @reneeroaming
Renee Hahnel is an Australian based in Seattle and works as a full-time travel photographer and blogger. She's also a Sony Alpha Ambassador, and her Instagram account features some of the most beautiful natural scenes in the world. She is known for epic adventures and outstanding colors in her imagery. Her account will make you want to start traveling full time. When out on an adventure, Hahnel typically shoots with her Sony Alpha 1.
Ty Newcomb – @eye.of.ty
Ty Newcomb is a 31-year-old professional travel and brand photographer based out of Boulder, Colorado. He’s been working as a professional photographer for over eight years now and has made a living working with tourism boards, travel agencies, hotels, and other travel companies on location around the world. We love the range of colors in this photo. Ty has also created a strong composition that draws the viewer's eye around the frame.
Cody Conk – @codyconk
As a travel photographer based in Bay Area, California, Cody has a pleasing balance of landscape, astro, cityscape and even a little street photography throughout his feed. The image below is an excellent example of his talent for capturing strong, yet realistic colors. Cody typically shoots with the Sony Alpha 7S III, Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master and Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G Master. He also shared his expertise on his YouTube Channel, which you can check out HERE.
Scott Kranz – @scott_kranz
Scott Kranz is based in Seattle and a Sony Alpha Ambassador. His Instagram bio says, “sharing moments from the mountains,” and that’s exactly what you’ll see on his account. Mountaintops peaking through layers of clouds, beautiful lakes tucked in valleys, and views from high above after long treks to get there. And this image is no different - we love the inclusion of the mountain goat in the frame. Check out some of Scott’s tips for travel and adventure photography HERE.
Galena Staroselsky – @photogalena_
Galena Staroselsky is a landscape and adventure photographer based in Gunnison, Colorado. She works full-time as a Lead OSP Design Engineer and spends most of her free time traveling to the mountains, oceans and deserts to camp, hike and capture landscapes. She is well-known for using vibrant colors in her images, making them visually appealing. For example, we love the colors in the image below. The scene of oranges and pastels is peak fall.
Terrence Drysdale – @tjdrysdale
Terrence Drysdale is a Florida-based professional portrait, fine art and fashion photographer and a Sony Alpha Ambassador. His imagery combines photography and art to create fairytale-like portraits that will make your imagination run. These are unusual landscape images, but they are certainly stunning. For example, the image below of Linville Falls is both an outstanding landscape shot and a fairytale story! Terrence made this shot on his Sony Alpha 7R IV and Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master.
Cate Schweitzer – @CatesCompass
Cate Schweitzer is a photographer based in the Southeast who loves to capture the outdoors on her Sony Alpha 7 III. She’s a hiking and camping aficionado with a passion for travel and trying new things. On her Instagram and her blog Cate shares information and guides on all things hiking, exploration, and outdoor adventure. If you’re looking for inspirational hiking content, be sure to follow her on Instagram and check out her blog.