Spring To Life: A Guide To Spring Photography
Get inspired by Spring this year, and photograph the things we all love about the season; just picture the emerging snowdrops, the trees turning green and the frolicking lambs in the field…But, before you frantically sprint outside as though you’ve never seen the sun before, have a quick read of our Springtime photography tips and make sure your pics are bloomin’ marvellous this year!
Springtime is all about the flowers! To make the most of floral images this Spring, the first thing you need to do is get those knees a little dirty and take your shot at the same level as the subject. When photographing flowers, many new photographers simply lean over and take a quick snap from above, which often doesn’t produce a very memorable image. So, give this easy tip a try…we’re sure you’ll thank us a bunch!
If you want to take really trendy floral pics, buy a bunch of flowers and get creative! Try using props in your pics, anything from old music sheets to a pair of scissor; have a rumpage around your stationary draw and see what you can come up with! To produce a super stylish photo, take a bird’s-eye shot of your floral scene, or get a friend to hold the bouquet and focus the shot on their hands and/or torso…your instagram will go mad!
The second thing that springs to mind about the season, has to be all the cute baby animals! The trickiest part of animal photography is producing a perfectly sharp image, and so to avoid blurry pics, simply increase your shutter speed to freeze the action. Oh, and don’t forget to always focus on your subject’s eyes!
Celebrate sunshine this season, and say goodbye to those gloomy winter evenings. Sunsets are particularly lovely in Spring and the unpredictable weather can make for a beautifully dramatic sky. A great tip for sunset photography is to not put the horizon in the middle of your photo; try putting it in the top or bottom third of the picture to give your sunset snap more impact this Spring!
Although the hour before sunrise, and the hour after sunset (‘The Golden Hour’) are regarded as the best times for photography, don’t let that stop you from photographing all the bits in between. The simplest way to avoid uneven light or overexposed pictures is by moving into the shade or creating your own; use your shadow, bring along a reflector or even use an umbrella…knowing the British Spring, it’ll come in handy anyway!