7 Great Spring Photography Tips

Looking for some different ways to capture the great spring colors that are coming into bloom this time of year? Here are some spring photography tips to keep in mind.

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.

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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.

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3. Use a Polarizing Filter

Use a polarizing filter to capture all the great colors for those springtime landscape shots!

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4. Bright Sun

If you’re taking photographs in a sunny place, 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.

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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.

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6. Lose the Horizon

If you have found a field of flowers ready for shooting, try eliminating the horizon for a slightly unrealistic effect.

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7. Try a long exposure

Are you looking to try something new with your outdoor photos this spring? Try using long exposures, or slow shutter speeds, to blur moving elements such as water, cars, or clouds. It will give you a totally new effect!

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And there you have it. 7 Spring photography tips to get you started! Happy shooting and don’t forget to share your Spring photos in our gallery!

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  1. Heather says

    I love these tips! Making your photography interesting on top of beautiful is important for any photographer who wants to make their work stand out, and these pointers will definitely help. I especially want to try getting rid of the horizon. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Vivek Wedid says

    I love clicking beautiful pictures of nature in the spring. The post above offered me some useful tips so that I can take quality and professional pictures. The exceptional spring photography tips helped me to harness my photography skills. Worth reading & practising.

  3. Greg says

    Great tips for these last few weeks of Spring! With all my free time during this quarantine I’ve been trying to get outdoors more for these kind of shots. Thank you!

  4. Nadia Grummitt says

    Great post! During this pandemic, I have really started to gain a newfound interest in photographing my everyday life and the beautiful nature around me! I’m loving these tips and really enjoyed reading this refreshing post! I am finding myself to be an ALWAYS FLOWERS photographer haha!

  5. jerry g says

    Hi, I am super new to photo editing. I am wondering why my photos’ on PSP are darker then when I upload them to a file on my lap top…. any help or ideas would be more then welcomed.
    Thanks in advance

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