GOT SPRING FEVER?
WANT TO GO OUT AND TAKE PHOTOS?
For most photographers, or for most people with any cameras, including cell phones, the excitement of spring brings out the cameras for sure. Any amount of spring brings out the cameras. Whether it is the beautiful spring flowers that come out for such a short time, or the new refreshment of blossoms on the trees. The one thing that happens with spring, in most places, is that most people don’t realize is that this spring time “thing” is short.
Let’s take a look at some special photo tips on how to get the most out of “spring time” photography:
1- SPRING FLOWERS ARE ALIVE AND WELL FOR A VERY SHORT TIME
photo by Mark Freeth
The most common flowers that bloom in the spring usually own do full bloom for approximately 2 to 3 weeks, depending on the flower. The crocus, the daffodil, the tulip are the most common of these flowers. These are the flowers that are most highly photographed in the spring. There are flowers, of course that do come out in the spring, that are perennial, but, do not come out quite as quickly and as soon as these above mentioned flowers. These flowers are always beautiful, and seem to be the ones that bring excitement to those who love flowers. They are quickly entered into flower arrangements into the flower shops because they bring such vibrant colors. And photographers go crazy about photographing these lovely flowers. The main tip to photographing these flowers is to try to get down to the level of the flower. Mostly people want to see the flower from an angle that is different than what we see every day, from our eye level. See how much more beautiful it is at ground level. They are just wonderful.
2- LANDSCAPE PHOTOS TAKE ON A NEW MEANING IN THE MORNINGS AND EVENINGS:
Photo by Pamela Locke
The difference in temperature between the ground and the air will sometimes create an eerie fog or mist in the early morning or evening. If you are in the right place and the right circumstance, your chance of capturing this type of photograph is even greater in Spring. The light coming through trees is mesmerizing. Of course you may have to go out of your way to find this kind of lighting, and this type of mist….. like where there is natural water and dampness to make this happen, but, it is so worth it.
3- DON’T BE AFRAID TO TRY DIFFERENT THINGS
photo by Max and Dee Bernt
Sring is the time to try new things as well. You are already excited to get out and take new pictures, why not try new angles. If you are out in the middle of the forest, and there is new foliage in the trees, then try the shot of shooting straight up and capturing the converging trees. Also, try close-ups of new things that you see, like blossoms on trees:
Another thing that usually comes at spring time that seems to bring the cameras out, is the beautiful portraits of little children in their new Easter clothes. This seems to be a great time to get wonderful portraits of children:
Photo by: Victoria Carlton.com.au
So many wonderful things to enjoy in Spring. Please take advantage of the wonderful photo opportunities of this season.
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This article written by Lanny Cottrell
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