2. Don’t Get Stuck On One Idea
Another common mistake is the tendency to get stuck on a single concept of how to photograph a subject. Editors want to see you use your creative way of viewing the world to depict a subject. If that subject is fall foliage, including wildlife is a great way to create a more interesting frame.
This image is also an example of employing some basic color theory. Although this is a deeper topic for another article, understanding color theory (which colors complement each other) will help you find even more great images. In this example, the yellow leaves provide a beautiful complement to the blue of the jay.