Spring is a magical time of year for many reasons- abundant photography opportunities certainly being one of them.
From floral photography to outdoor portraits, there are tons of opportunities worth taking advantage of this time of year. Getting started, here are some of the best tips for taking better springtime photos.
- Experiment with Macrophotography
If you’re trying to take a more unique shot of flowers or spring greenery, getting super close-up is one way to mix things up. If you own a macro lens, bring that along for your springtime shoot. If not, try working with a lens that offers magnification capabilities of at least 0.20.
- Try a Panoramic Shot
If you really want to capturing a sweeping, lush springtime landscape, go for the panoramic perspective. Panoramic photography allows you to capture a larger amount of an impressive scene, so you don’t have to leave anything out of a magnificent view. Be sure to work with a tripod when attempting a composition like this.
- Take Your Portraiture Subjects Outdoors
Adjusting scenery (to pretty much anywhere anywhere other than a studio) is a great way to add some extra visual interest to portraiture shots. Head outdoors with your subjects this spring and take on the challenge of shooting with natural light. The trick here is to be mindful of the time- the sun is incredibly strong midday when it’s directly overhead, and it can cast unflatteringly harsh shadows. Pick a time a little earlier or later in the day so you can work with a more flattering, soft light instead.