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Are you ready for the ultimate Instagram fall photo ideas list?

I’ve gathered some of the most creative Instagram fall photo ideas.

You’ll see beautiful fall pictures that you can create with leaves, pumpkins, at home and outdoors.

I’ll also be sharing filters (in Preview App) that you can use to create an autumn theme on Instagram. 

You can use the filters to make your fall colors pop even more (which is awesome to get people’s attention on the Explore page – if it pops, people’s eyes will naturally go to your photo, and therefore to your account).

And if you need fun and creative captions for fall: Click here.

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Let’s start!

Instagram fall photo idea #1. Leaf Wings

The first fall photo idea is to create wings using leaves.

Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas
Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas
Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Instagram fall photo idea #2. Ombre Leaves

You can also gather leaves of different colors (or edit the leaves individually after) to create a beautiful ombre leaf background.

Filter recommendations:

  • Winter” filter pack in Preview App
  • Retro” filter pack (filter 7)

@anna_ix_

Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Instagram fall photo idea #3. Heart Cutout

Another cute fall Instagram photo is to cut a heart in the middle of a leaf.

Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas
Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Filter recommendation:

I found that the “Food” filter pack is awesome for fall photos (especially Filter 1 if you have a yellow leaf, and Filter 4 if you want a traditional “warm orange” feed)

Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Instagram fall photo idea #4. Leaf Perspective

This is one of the best fall photo ideas you can create because it’s super easy to do and it really grabs people’s attention on the Instagram Explore page.

There are 2 ways to create a photo like this:

  1. Place your camera far away from you, ask a friend to go near the camera and place the leaf somewhere on you (as a skirt for example) and take a photo, or
  2. Edit 2 photos on top of each other. Take 2 photos: one of yourself standing far away from the camera; and one of your hand holding the leaf closer to the camera. Edit the 2 photos together using your favorite editing software and you’re done!
Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas
Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas
Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Filter recommendations to make your photo pop even more:

  • “Orange” Filter Pack: if you want to create a strong, orange Instagram feed (especially filter 1 and 7 in the pack – filter 7 is perfect to create an orange vintage feed).
  • “Fun” Filter Pack: to create a colorful, orange feed.
  • “Teal and Orange” Filter Pack: Wow, wow wow. These filters are a-ma-zing for fall! If you want to create a strong and very unique Instagram feed, check out these filters. I 100% recommend the Teal and Orange filters if you want make your photos POP on the Explore page. You will definitely catch people’s attention with these colours.
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Instagram fall photo idea #5. Magical Flying Leaf

If you love to edit photos, you can create a magical photo with leaves. Imagine the leaves are balloons and you are floating in the sky.

@natalieleanneonline

Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Instagram fall photo idea #6. Umbrella Leaves

Here are 3 different ways you can use an umbrella:

  • Stick leaves all over your umbrella like @mrs.juulia
  • Stick some leaves around the edge of the umbrella like @lenasaibel
  • Open the umbrella and let leaves fall around you like @therubinrose
Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas
Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas
Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Instagram fall photo idea #7. Dance under the trees

This is a beautiful classic Instagram fall photo. You can take a photo like this at the start of fall to start your fall content.

Stand next to trees and let their colors fill up your screen.

You can stand in the middle of an empty road. Stand still or move to create more natural movement in your photo.

@emmasedition

Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Instagram fall photo idea #8. Lie down on the ground

Find a spot with a lot of leaves on the ground and lie down.

This is such an awesome picture idea. Simple and fast to take.

@lenasaibel

Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Filter recommendation:

Here’s a before and after picture using Filter 2 in the “Winter” filter pack:

Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Quick tip: You can check how your edited photo looks like with the rest of your Instagram feed in your Preview App, like this:

Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Instagram fall photo idea #9. Leaf “snow” angel

One of my favorite photo idea: the “Snow Angel” in fall.

@anajohnson

Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Instagram fall photo idea #10. Hide your face behind a leaf

Find a leaf and hide your entire face, or part of your face behind it.

@barbaragraves_

Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Filter recommendations:

  • Makeup” filter pack if you want natural colors
  • Cream” filter pack if you want to create a soft and natural feed (Filter 12 if you want the “Blogger” look)
  • Winter” filter pack for different color vibes (orange, natural, brown, vintage)

Here’s an example of a photo using Filter 2 in the “Winter” filter pack. I love how it brings out the oranges and makes the photo look warmer (perfect for fall):

Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Instagram fall photo idea #11. Make a leaf bouquet

Gather a lot of leaves and hold them in your hand like you would hold a bouquet of flowers.

@aeloea

Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Instagram fall photo idea #12. Feet selfie with the leaves

Take a picture from above and let the leaves fill up your screen.

@smalleveryday_joys

Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Instagram fall photo idea #13. Leaves sticking under your shoes

If you want to get a bit more creative, you can stick leaves under your shoes.

You can write words on the leaves, and then stick them under your shoes. 

Or you can cut the leaves into different shapes (like hearts) to make the photo look even cuter.

@mrs.juulia

Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Instagram fall photo idea #14. Throw the leaves around you

This is such a fun fall photo idea. Just take a bunch of leaves and throw them on top of you, just like confettis.

You can also get friends to throw leaves around you while you stand still.

Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas
Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Instagram fall photo idea #15. Take a photo of a photo

How cool is this photo idea?

All you have to do is take a photo first. And then take a photo of the photo you just took.

Boom! Inception.

Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas
Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Instagram fall photo idea #16. Fall hair

Another super creative fall picture idea I saw is this one:

Lie down on the ground (or in your bed).

Cover your hair with leaves.

This will definitely get people’s attention in their feed.

@margusha__

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Instagram fall photo idea #17. Make a heart

Find a place with a lot of leaves on the ground and create a heart shape. Just like you would do with sand on the beach.

@lenasaibel

Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Instagram fall photo idea #18. Heart eyes

You can also cute little hearts out of the leaves and place them in front of your eyes for a cute fall selfie.

@natalieleanneonline

Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Instagram fall photo idea #19. Blow a leaf kiss

Place leaves in your hands and blow a kiss to the camera.

@marieke_ne

Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Instagram fall photo idea #20. Make a crown with leaves

This is such a fun picture idea. You can do it at home, or you can do it with your friends (it can look super fun!).

Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas
Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Instagram fall photo idea #21. Write on a leaf

You can write a quote, a pun or a poem on a leaf.

@lenasaibel

Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Instagram fall photo idea #22. Leaves on the wall

Stick some leaves on the wall to create a fall background for your photos.

Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas
Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas
Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Instagram fall photo idea #23. Leaf on the window

Stick a leaf on a window and take a creative photo.

Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas
Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Instagram fall photo idea #24. Shadow of a leaf

One of my favorite fall photo idea: go near a window and take a photo of your shadow holding a leaf (or even a pumpkin).

If you want an orange hue on your photo, you can take the photo during sunset. Or you can use a filter with an orange vibe after (like a Filter in the “Orange” filter pack or Filter 4 in the “Food” pack in Preview).

@rd.writings

Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Instagram fall photo idea #25. Write words with leaves

You can also gather a bunch of leaves and write words with them.

Filter recommendations:

  • For a “Brown” vibe: Filter 4, 6 and 8 in the “Winter” filter pack
  • Brown” filter pack

@gracecroune

Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Instagram fall photo idea #26. Sit on a pumpkin

Now let’s look at some pumpkin pictures.

The first idea is to sit on a pumpkin.

Filter recommendations:

  • Orange” filter pack
  • Winter” filter pack

@itsbeckaa

Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Instagram fall photo idea #27. Sit with the pumpkin

You can also sit next to the pumpkins.

Filter recommendation for a vibe like @luisaborn:

  • Filter 8 in the “Orange” filter pack, or
  • Filter 4 in the “Retro” filter pack, or
  • Filter 7 in the “Winter” filter pack

@luisaborn_

Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Instagram fall photo idea #28. Hold baby pumpkins

Find a tiny pumpkin.

Here are some fun photo ideas with tiny pumpkins:

  • Hold it next to your head
  • Hold in your hands
  • Hold them in front of your eyes

@elmofeo

Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Instagram fall photo idea #29. Hide your head behind a Pumpkin

Find a pumpkin that will fit the size of your head.

Tip: You can also draw a face on the pumpkin to make your photo look extra fun and personal.

@amandameganschroeder

Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Instagram fall photo idea #30. Pumpkin on top of your head

You can place the pumpkin on top of your head.

@thesandraduran

Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Instagram fall photo idea #31. Pumpkin photo with friends

Here’s a fall photo idea you can do with friends: hold pumpkins in front of your faces for the ultimate pumpkin selfie.

@allthatisshe

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Instagram fall photo idea #32. Carve a pumpkin

You can take a photo or video of yourself carving a pumpkin.

@anajohnson

Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Instagram fall photo idea #33. Draw faces on the pumpkin

Make pumpkin friends.

@anajohnson

Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Instagram fall photo idea #34. Pantone leaves

If you are into design or have a creative business, this is a really good idea for your feed.

@pantone x @mariamarie.studio

Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Instagram fall photo idea #35. Fall nails

Show off your fall nail colors.

Filter recommendation:

  • Nail” filter pack
  • Cream” filter pack (Filter 12)

@ana__nava

Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Instagram fall photo idea #36. Show your fall outfit of the day

You can take frequent fall outfit photos.

Filter recommendations:

  • Winter” filter pack
  • Blogger” filter pack
  • Retro” filter pack (Filter 5)

 

Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas
Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Instagram fall photo idea #37. Fall outfit flatlay

You can also create a “flatlay” of your outfit.

Lay the outfit in an aesthetic way on the bed or on the floor. 

@sabrinafelizitas

Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Instagram fall photo idea #38. Fall flatlay

Talking about flatlay, you can also create beautiful fall photos by gathering all things that you love about fall on a table (or on the floor). This is a great fall photo idea at home.

Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas
Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Filter recommendations:

  • Moody” filter pack to create a moody vibe
  • Food” filter pack (filter 4 to create the traditional “warm orange” fall vibes, and filters 9 and 10 to create moody vibes)
  • Winter” filter pack to create a warm brown feed (filter 8 and 9)
  • “Blogger” filter pack (filter 10 for a warm, “red-ish” feed that flatlay lovers use a lot)
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Here is an example of a moody transformation using Filter 10 in the “Food” filter pack. As always, you need to imagine your entire Instagram feed with the same vibe to make your followers go “wow”. A filter will create the atmosphere on your feed.

Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Instagram fall photo idea #39. Flatlay in bed

Another flatlay photo idea is to take a photo of yourself in bed, from above your head.

Gather all your favorite props around you like: blankets, sweaters, fluffy socks, pillows, candles, your hot chocolate mug, and a good book.

Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas
Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Instagram fall photo idea #40. Mug shot

What’s your favorite drink during fall?

This is a popular fall photo idea: take a photo of your mug.

You can make it simple, or you can create a whole mood around your cup.

Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas
Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

Instagram fall photo idea #41. Favorite fall meal

Are you a foodie too? Take a photo of what you’re eating. It can be an extravagant food flatlay, or it can be a simple photo of your favorite dish on your table. Whatever it is, have fun taking photos of your yummy treats and meals.

Recommended filter:

@anajohnson

Best Instagram Fall Photo Ideas

That’s it!

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