Spring into ac­tion

Fol­low our top tips to cap­ture beau­ti­ful spring flower photos

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The mis­sion

To cap­ture creative shots of flow­ers

Time

One hour

Skill level

Be­gin­ner In­ter­me­di­ate Ad­vanced

Kit needed

Standard prime (or tele­photo/ macro) lens Tri­pod Re­flec­tor

With win­ter be­hind us and spring fi­nally in full swing, you’ve prob­a­bly no­ticed patches of del­i­cate snow­drops, cro­cuses and daf­fodils pop­ping up. Cap­tur­ing early spring flow­ers will bring a wel­come splash of colour and de­tail to other­wise dor­mant and dull-look­ing land­scapes. You won’t have to ven­ture out much fur­ther than your own back gar­den to find po­ten­tial sub­jects. Other­wise parks, pub­lic gar­dens and even patches of grass on the side of a road will of­fer plenty of vis­ual de­lights.

No spe­cial­ist gear is re­quired for flower pho­tog­ra­phy, but us­ing a tri­pod will help en­sure your cam­era re­mains per­fectly still. A standard prime lens is more than ad­e­quate if you can get close enough to your cho­sen sub­ject, just be sure to frame out any un­wanted back­ground clut­ter for the best com­po­si­tion.

In this project we’ll talk you through the ba­sic cam­era setup for cap­tur­ing spring blooms and give you plenty of creative ideas to take your flower pho­tog­ra­phy skills to the next level.

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