7 Great Spring Photography TipsMiriam Sherwin
This month we have been exploring different ways to capture the great spring colors that are coming into bloom this time of year. Here is a compilation of our best spring photography tips from the month so you can keep learning in the weeks to come.
1. Pay Attention to Your White Balance
When trying to capture great colors, make sure you adjust your white balance so what you see on your screen matches what you see with your eye! Trying to match a lighter color closely is a great way to gauge the accuracy of your adjustments.
2. Adjust to the Outdoors!
After the long months indoors, when finally heading outside for some spring photography, make sure you take a few minutes to adjust the settings on your camera to account for the change in lighting.
3. Use a Polarizing Filter
Use a polarizing filter to capture all the great colors for those springtime landscape shots!
4. Bright Sun
If you’re lucky enough to be in a sunny place for spring break, then you have a great opportunity to take some photos outdoors or on the beach. Just remember to use fill flash. The bright sun creates harsh shadows – especially if someone is wearing a hat or sunglasses – but forcing your flash to go off even in the bright sun will illuminate those shadowy areas.
5. More than Flowers!
Springtime is a great time for photos of the new flowers coming out, but do not forget that there’s a whole wide world! Look for budding trees, dogs playing outside, and people enjoying the first bits of real warmth for other spring themed shots.
6. Lose the Horizon
If you have found a field of flowers ready for shooting, try eliminating the horizon for a slightly unrealistic effect.
7. Try a long exposure
Are you looking to try something new with your outdoor photos this spring? Try a drag landscape: Pan the camera upwards during a long exposure and it will give you a totally new effect!