En­joy spring

Practical Photography (UK) - - 10 Clicks -

Cre­ate your own homage to spring, by doc­u­ment­ing the ar­rival of the new sea­son through your pho­tog­ra­phy. Jo Stephen (in­sta­gram. com/joan­nunaki) shot this im­age with that ex­act pur­pose in mind...

“I re­cently read about Hanami, the tra­di­tional Ja­panese cus­tom of en­joy­ing the tran­sient beauty of flow­ers. I de­cided that I wanted to put this into ac­tion by cap­tur­ing some cherry blos­som.

“I wanted the flow­ers to ap­pear to be made out of light and be at one with the en­vi­ron­ment they grew in, so to achieve this ef­fect I shot di­rectly into the sun with a 50mm lens set at f/1.7. In or­der to fill the im­age with pink light and bokeh I framed up with a few blos­soms in the fore­ground and en­sured that the sun shone through the petals be­hind my fo­cal point.”

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