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Spring Photography Ideas To Try

Spring Photography Ideas To Try

What a wonderful time of the year for new beginnings as the springtime season is upon us. With the beauty of spring comes gorgeous spring landscapes filled with colorful flowers and April showers. It is the perfect time to focus on spring photoshoot ideas, photography tips and equipment. Blooming flowers in the springtime make for awesome greenery photos, besides being able to capture rain drops and puddles in a flower field you may be shooting in with extreme clarity. Beginners should not fret as with a compliment of spring picture ideas and DSLR cameras and lenses, your photo session will produce amazingly vibrant colors that are extremely eye catching.

So now we can explore some tips and tutorials which can add to your spring photography ideas.



Let’s begin with a detailed list of photography tips to take your springtime photos up to the next level. After all, you want high quality photos and videos which you will feel very satisfied with placing on your social media site of choice.

  1. In nature photography, you definitely want to explore purchasing a macro lens for great close up shots of spring flowers like tulips. Although keep in mind this can be done even with a telephoto lens or a prime lens but you won’t get the magnification ability of as in macro photography.

  2. Your shutter speed should be set to a fast setting when shooting with a higher magnification with a macro lens.

  3. Get a great bokeh effect with beautifully blurred backgrounds. You will want a longer focal length to get some of the great background effects. You can also add to it in post processing and editing.

  4. While shooting in the arena of landscape photography, springtime is a great opportunity to get those tantalizing pastel colors in wildflowers captured in your exposures.

  5. With the amount of overcast and rainy days in April you want to shoot photos in soft light that you would typically find those elements. Shadows will not be a problem when shooting in this environment with the right camera and lens. You can pair your lens with a variety of lens accessories and filters.

  6. If you need more natural light or ambient light in your springtime photos, you should use a diffuser. Just attach the diffuser to your lens and you’ll get that soft light you want, as this will spread out the light source and allow for more angles for photographing.

  7. Try and take your photographs using the rule of thirds. This will structure your photos so they will look great uploaded to your social media site of choice.

  8. Give photography in manual mode a shot, as this will give you more control over the camera settings than autofocus would. However, using autofocus for beginners is a great way to learn from the camera settings to further your own skillset.

  9. This is the perfect time for portrait photography. Having a loved one or friend as the great subject of your photoshoot will have them showing up against the beautiful pastel colors and the springtime background of flower petals in gorgeous lavender fields.

  10. Shoot your images and video recordings the Golden Hour. The golden hour is the period of time during the first hour of light after sunrise, and the last hour of light before sunset times when the color of the sky goes from red and orange to yellow. The beauty of this will show amazing clearer skies of early morning and late evening in springtime.

  11. Grab a great telephoto lens and give wildlife photography a go. Springtime will have lots of new animals that were in hibernation in the winter coming out, and it’s a perfect time to get some great photos of wildlife.

  12. Taking pics during Easter can be an fun, enjoyable and memorable experience. Have you family and loved ones together for some great photos that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.

  13. You can turn an area in a room of the interior of your home and get some flowers, fruit baskets and different springtime items for some great still life photography. Ensure you have the right focal length on your lens set for this.

  14. Take photos with a couple of different depth of field shooting views. For example if you are shooting in a shallow depth of field, and you really want to hone in on those cherry blossoms and budding flower petals make sure to keep your camera set at a wide aperture.

  15. Use photoshop, Adobe Lightroom or other photo editing tools for post processing. Therefore you will be able to make any desired adjustments to your final exposure before having it ready to show off to your friends or on social media.



The first item to begin with once you have your tips and tutorials in hand is a great new DSLR camera. We have some great recommendations which we think will work extremely well for a springtime photoshoot.

Beginning with the Canon EOS R50 Mirrorless Camera with RF-S 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens. This amazing CMOS APS-C Sensor camera can give you everything you need to really nail springtime photography. Let’s explore:

  • This is an extremely lightweight and easily portable camera even with the lens attached.

  • IS STM lens offering a less expensive smaller and quieter operation than a USM. This is also a great telephoto zoom lens.

  • This is an interchangeable lens camera and is mounted on Canon’s RF mounting system. If you want to purchase a lens from a different manufacturer a mounting adapter would be needed.

  • Thanks to it’s ability to capture 24.2 effective megapixels the wide-angle recording is phenomenal. Includes aps-c image sensor for long range zooming. This also helps offer better Bokeh effect than found on smartphones.

  • The Canon EOS R50 offers improved resolution at low light ISO range speeds and low noise at higher ISO range speeds. Great for all shooting environments needing ISO adjustments.

  • Get great 4K video recording of video at 30 FPS and at full HD 1920 x 1080 up to 180 fps.

  • It’s high speed and precision Auto Focus with the dual pixel CMOS AF offers approximately 100% of image coverage of the picture area. So feel free to focus in on any particular point in the frame of the shot.

  • There is a 3.0 inch LCD monitor screen with an aspect ratio of 3:2 and a very versatile and helpful OLED color electronic viewfinder or EVF as well.

  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n capability enables access to the 2.4 Ghz network and bluetooth 4.2. for seamless connections.

  • USB control of the camera can be done on a either a Windows or Mac computer via the Canon Camera Connect EOS utility software. Images can be sent to your social media site of choice with the app.

  • Extremely fast continuous shooting with the Canon EOS R50 when taking images at up to 40 fps including a rolling shutter for continuous shooting and a deeper depth of field.

Another great camera to look at is the Nikon D7500 20.9MP DX-Format Digital SLR Camera + AF-S 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens. This wonderful camera has some great features and is a perfect buy right now. Let’s take a look.

  • Discounted and with it’s level of specs and features is at a great price point and ready for purchase.

  • Can record in 4K UHD or Ultra HD in HDR and Full HD as well.

  • Mounted on Nikon’s DX mounting system, an adapter would be required if you wanted to purchase a lens from a seprate manufacturer that uses a different mounting system.

  • There is an articulating LCD screen and a a viewfinder for easy focusing on your subject. The LCD screen is also touchscreen for even easier control of your camera.

  • Can capture up to 20.9 effective megapixels for a gorgeous exposure.

  • There is an amazing 51 point autofocus system with 15 cross-type sensors making this camera great for beginners.

  • Built in Wi-Fi, bluetooth a USB port and a micro HDMI port allow for tremendous connectivity options.

  • There is a memory card slot rated for SD / SDHC / SDXC cards. So you get a good amount of onboard storage.

  • Use the Nikon SnapBridge app for additional connectivity, control over the camera and for post processing and editing of your exposure.

  • The included NIKKOR 18-140mm lens gives you a good focal length range to shoot your springtime colorful flower photos and all types of greenery.


Other Springtime Equipment

Say you are a drone pilot and you love to take aerial photography, well springtime is the perfect time to use a drone to get some great footage of cityscapes, wildlife, lavender fields of flowers and the overall general beauty of eye-catching photos and videos. Thanks to DJI who is an industry leader in drones amongst other items is here with the DJI Mini 3 Pro Drone Quadcopter Kit + RC Smart Remote Controller + Accessory Bundle. This drone can get you some amazing photos of spring flowers and other seasonal items you will find while taking photos in springtime outdoors.

  • An extremely lightweight and portable drone at just under 249 grams. So feel free to take this wonderful drone on some great long springtime photoshoots.

  • Ready for all types of lighting conditions, the included 1/1.3-inch CMOS sensor features dual native ISO and supports HDR footage being outputted to view.

  • You get a good amount of photography time with up to 34 minutes of flight time on a fully charged battery. Plenty of time to get that wildlife photography and landscape photography with a drone accomplished this springtime.

  • Ready to shot in 4K HDR video and 48MP RAW photos? Well this drone does that for you. Shooting in RAW format allows for more editing and post processing using software such as Adobe Lightroom.

  • With active obstacle sensing which is tri-directional offers safety features that give you as the drone pilot peace of mind with this fantastic safety feature.

  • Get fantastic photos with this drone even from further distances as it supports FHD at 30FPS with distances of up to 12 kilometers.

  • This drone comes complete with FocusTrack. This means you can select a subject and the DJI Mini 3 Pro will automatically keep that subject in frame. FocusTrack modes include options like Spotlight, Point of Interest and Active Track. So there are lots of options to chose from to set your scene up the way you want it portrayed in your exposures.

  • The included remote controller for the drone has Lightning, Micro-USB (Type-B) and USB-C ports for easy connectivity.

  • Wi-Fi 5 or Wi-Fi AC is included so you get access to the faster 5 ghz band of the Wi-Fi spectrum. This will allow for faster uploads and file transfers. Bluetooth 5.2 is also included for connectivity.

  • A memory card slot which supports cards UHS-I Speed Class 3 or above with storage capacity of up to 512 GB so you get some amazing storage.

  • Download and use the DJI Fly app to add to the features of this drone and do additional work in post processing. This app offers controls, manuals, firmware information and other important things that will help you in your drone photography.


Happy Springtime

As they say, April showers bring May flowers. Springtime is just a fun and great time as the weather starts to warm up and we get new greenery and spring flowers start to blossom. Capturing blooming flowers is just one aspect of spring photography, as this is also the perfect time to work on your landscape photography, macro photography, aerial photography and portrait photography. Springtime can bring new beginnings and with the provided spring picture ideas and photography equipment, you can feel confident in giving these ideas a try and capture the absolute beauty of spring.


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