Spring into action
Follow our top tips to capture beautiful spring flower photos
To capture creative shots of flowers
Beginner Intermediate Advanced
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.