Spring will be here in a couple of weeks. Depending on where you live, it may have already arrived.
I love the feel of spring: warmer weather, a new start and time to get my garden going.
I also love to take pictures in spring: budding trees, baby animals and flowers are just a few of my favorite things to photograph.
Today I want to share my best tips for taking photos in the spring.
6 Spring Photography Tips:
- Get the details- Spring is all about the details, so don’t forget to get in close. Whether it is a budding flower, a baby chick or an Easter basket, the details matter. In the photo above, I picked out this little flower on the forest floor to photograph because it was a sign of spring at the moment.
- Use the weather- Spring weather can be beautiful, but it can also be rainy and even stormy. Don’t just shoot on pretty days. The rain and the clouds can add dimension and context to a photo. This stock photo captures a hard to get moment during a lightening storm and makes it into a powerful picture.
- Capture nature- I love spring because nature really sings. There are new farm animals being born, trees and flowers blooming and everything is turning green. Don’t forget to capture nature coming alive after a long winter. I took this picture on a friends farm of the new calfs playing in the field.
- Make the colors pop- The colors of spring are a breath of fresh air after the winter. Colorful flowers, bright colored rain boots or green grass make for a beautiful photo. In the photo above, I took this beautiful photo of a pink hibiscus flower in Hawaii. I love how the colors pop!
- Freeze time- Freezing action is a great way to make a photo more interesting. You can capture: a kid sliding into home base, jumping in a rain puddle or swinging high on the playground. Freezing time can make these activities come alive! Like in this stock photo, you have to be at just the right place at the right time to freeze this tree budding in spring.
- Find the food- Spring has a great type of food all it’s own. Easter candy, pastries, salads and citrus are common spring foods. The most iconic food of spring is the Easter egg. In this stock photo you can tell that someone painted these by hand, which makes it even more special.
Each season has it’s own feel and precious moments, so get out there and capture them. What do you think of when you think spring? That is what you want to take home with you in your photos.
- Keep your eyes open to the world waking up in spring.
- Photograph things that remind you of spring.
- Don’t be afraid to think outside the box.
Spring is a gift for a photographer. There are so many beautiful things to capture. So now that the weather is warmer, venture out into nature or just down the street and see what you can find. You won’t regret it.
What are you favorite things to photograph in the spring? Let us know in the comments below. And if you found this post helpful, please share. Thanks!