Hello, bloggers! Last month, I talked all about how to photograph live subjects in these spring months. This month, I have found some fun info on how to take photos of surroundings in your everyday life! The focus of your springtime photos should be to keep in mind that spring is all about regrowth and rapid change. The empty branches of trees seem to explode with greens and pinks in just a matter of days or hours, flowers and bushes become fuller and more colorful, and the sky seems to bump up the contrast and pop with an even more vibrant blue.

Everyone knows the saying “April showers bring May flowers.” Well, with everything being a bit delayed this year, many of us are experiencing May showers instead. Use this in your photos! When it rains, take it as an opportunity to photograph reflections in water and puddles. If you’re an earlier riser, get outside as the sun is rising and capture the droplets of dew on blades of grass, flowers, or other things in your yard.

Last, but not least, get inspiration! The Internet is amazing for so many reasons, one of them being the access we have to all types of photography and artistic renditions. If you’re stuck on what or how you should shoot something, Google it! Get inspiration from everything around you. Below are some springtime photos that I took myself, but if you’d like more tips or inspiration – check out this site that inspired this post: 70 Striking & Surprising Spring Photographs

This lone daffodil spruced up my winter-beaten yard!  The rest of the photos were taken around town on the first day of blooms!

This lone daffodil spruced up my winter-beaten yard! The rest of the photos were taken around my town (Wickford, RI) on the first day of blooms!

I love the contrast between the soft pink of this blooming Dogwood Tree and the vibrant sky blue overhead.

I love the contrast between the soft pink of this blooming dogwood tree and the vibrant sky blue overhead.

Each year, someone plants Daffodils on the side of Rt. 1 North in North Kingstown, RI in the shape of a heart.  Reminds me how much I "heart" Spring!

Each year, someone plants daffodils on the side of Rt. 1 North in North Kingstown, RI in the shape of a heart. Reminds me how much I “heart” spring!

 

 




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One Response to Springing into Photography: Part II

  1. Teri Centner Teri Centner says:

    I like the idea of using puddles to take reflection photos. I will have to try that next time it rains.

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