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.
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 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.
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 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!
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!