Spring Season Photography Tips

As a photographer, when I think of spring, I think of new flowers that only bloom once a year: tulips, daffodils, crocus and tree blossoms.

springtime photography tips

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Spring is also exciting because it signifies the renewal of nature. Images pop out that get you excited about life and the life of new plants.

springtime photography tips

Photo by João Jesus

But the question I always ask is, how can I make these photos different than any other photographer out there?

The answer is simple: take a photo of flowers differently than anyone else would. Most photographers go out and snap photos of the flowers on the plant, not thinking of creativity. I want to show you some different photos that can inspire you to take more creative flower shots of your own.

springtime photography tips

Photo by Lanny Cottrell

If you can wait for a bee or some other insect to land on a flower, that will make the photo just that more interesting.

Try a different angle when you take photos of flowers. It may be hard to crouch down to that level, but try it so that you just get some different angles that you don’t see in usual flower photos.

Isolate a flower, and even put a dark background behind it, so that all you see is the flower. Usually photographers will work with black velvet because there is no reflection to that type of fabric.

springtime photography tips

Photo by Secret Garden

Blossoms on trees are pretty. They are even more pretty, however, when you get super close to them.

springtime photography tips

Photo by Lanny Cottrell

There are sometimes birds that appear only in spring. If you can get a good full image of the bird, you will have a winner. This bird appears in our area during the winter and spring, and as summer comes along, they move up into the mountains. With your telephoto lens, make sure you use a large aperture, so your depth of field is small and the background is blurred out.

Spring is the time when young love happens a lot. Get some intimate couple portraits to add to your collection. If you get commissioned, you might be able to make some money on the side.


This is a time of year with a lot of new photo opportunities. It’s also a time to elevate your springtime photography game. Do something different this year and have fun realizing what will become of your photo skills as you learn new ways to take photos.

About the Author:
Lanny Cottrell has been involved in teaching photography for more than 25 years. He has worked as a manager of a photo store in Utah, and now has started to do the things he loves the most—training photographers to be the best they can be.

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