Monday, March 30, 2015

10 Photo Ideas for Spring

I made a post similar to this back in February, called "10 Photo Ideas for Winter", and since spring is here (or about to arrive for others), I wanted to turn my attention to this season. In this post I want to share some photo ideas for spring, that can be of inspiration to you. But on the other hand, I also want to share the beauty of the season, the things that can be seen. It's important to act fast when it comes to spring, because in a short period of time, those bare trees become green, and dirt fields get covered in flowers and fresh grass.


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1. Macros and Close-Ups

If there ever was a season for close-up, then it's spring. So much is happening in nature, that it pays off to stop and get close to the action. Insects, buds and various other small details are changing right now, and there is so much beauty to see and uncover with the lens.

2. Spring Showers


I know it seems like you shouldn't go out in rain for photography, and sure, have your car close by, but I love spring showers (especially if I get to shoot them form a distance). Like in the shot above, I was minding my own business in the field, when I noticed a heavy rain storm in the distance. I got out before it arrived to where I was, but I just loved standing there and listening to the sounds of nature.

3. Woods and Forests

Forests and woods are places where most of the transitional beauty of spring is to be seen. Having the green leaves return is surely something to draw you to these places. Don't go at night into the deep woods, but being there during the day is surely something to consider.

4. Flowers


This one seems obvious, but it has to be included as well. So many flowers are blooming right now, and there isn't one that won't look good when you shoot it. Here is a tip: try to shoot flowers from unusual perspectives, like straight from above, or duck beneath the flower and try to capture some of the sunlight through it.

5. Animals


Animals are waking up from their winter sleep, and those that didn't sleep are more active. It's the right time of year to capture their behavior and life. Like in the shot above: I found myself in the landscapes of south Herzegovina, when I spotted a herd of sheep, freely roaming the fields. I had some great light from the sunset, and I think the shot turned out harmonious.

6. Colorful Seasonal Decor


A lot of change is also happening in our homes. Sometimes you don't have to leave it to get something good. For example: try shooting Easter decor, colorful flowers in vases, food, fresh vegetables or fruits of the season, like strawberries.

7. Blossoms


I could have put this under, close-up or macro, but I think blossoms deserve a special mention. They show a very fragile kind of beauty, that I simply love to photograph. To make it more interesting, try shooting groups of them, and always watch out for the backgrounds. They need to be simplistic and not draw to much attention to them.

8. Portraits


Having a blooming scenery or green fields as a backdrop can create an interesting plain for portraiture. But don't think of portraits as merely close-ups, show the whole person, the place they are in. During spring you can capture many sweeping views with people in them.

9. Gardens and Parks


Not everyone can simply hop in a car a drive away into nature. But that shouldn't stop you from enjoying springtime. Go out into your garden or city park and be inspired. Blossoms, flowers and green trees, will be there waiting for you. Try shooting at dusk or night with your tripod, for some special night photography magic.

10. Life in the Countryside


Life in the city is also changing, but it's much prettier in the countryside. Dirt fields are showing sings of growth, cherry blossoms are filling the air with their rich scents and fields are growing fresh green grass. Try shooting orchards during spring, as much of the transition will happen right there. Go wide but shoot up-close as well, like fruits or vegetables growing from the fields.



What are your favorite Spring subjects?

41 comments:

  1. Spring is full of promise so anything to do with spring goes down well with me. Brilliant photographs, as always.

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    1. Thanks so much Valerie. I hope the UK spring is treating you and Joe well.

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  2. Mir gefällt dein vorletztes Bild und das Bild mit den Schafen und Ziegen mit dem gelben Licht besonders gut.
    Liebe Grüße

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  3. What a beautiful series of shots. You are a very talented photographer

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  4. Hello Mersad, lovely images and great tips! I love Spring! Thanks for sharing, have a happy new week!

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    1. You too and thanks for stopping by.

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  5. i have no spring favorites since we have no seasons, but of your spring photos the sheep and the road through the woods is what I would choose first and second and the macro is always my favorite

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  6. These are beautiful and inspirational. My garden isn't as lovely right now, but I have blooming everywhere... I am going to break out my camera and take some of your pointers and give it a go!

    Thanks.

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    1. Thanks. Glad you found the post inspirational. Our garden is also still waiting for new bloom.

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  7. Schöne Ideen und noch schönere Fotos! :) Ich bin im Frühling immer sehr auf alles Blühende fixiert ... da kommt wohl das Kind durch, das so gerne Blumen pflückte ;-)

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    1. Das wird es bestimmt sein. Danke für deinen Besuch.

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  8. definitely moody skies and fresh green forests!

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  9. Nice tips! Yep, springtime for me is all about the flowers.

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  10. Love the spring beauty, dramatic skies and such wonderful captures as always, Mersad!! Have a great new week!!

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  11. Lovely ideas for spring photograpy. these shots are excellent. Have a great week.

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    1. You too Margaret. Thanks for visiting.

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  12. Beautiful images that give off that spring time feeling. I loved the sheep.

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  13. Those are great ideas that you're sharing with us. You photos are wonderful. It looks like spring has sprung in your parts! Enjoy and thanks for stopping by.

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  14. Ja, es gibt immer wieder tolle Momente den Frühling "festzuhalten", besonders wenn die Natur erwacht^^

    Liebe Grüsse

    N☼va

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  15. What a great post to rev up our creative juices for spring photo ops. And every one of your images here are just beautiful!

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  17. I had a few trips to temperate climates in spring, and indeed it is the most beautiful. Everything from the smallest to the widest landscapes are amazing. Unfortunately, i still don't have a good camera during those visits and they are official ones, so i was not able to capture most landscapes. But some details are embedded in my mind, so am carrying them till now! You are very correct with your tips......Andrea/Kalantikan

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  18. Dieses erste Bild bei Gardens and Parks......haste das bei Nacht geknipst? Es sieht super aus und ist mal so was ganz anderes! Und trotzdem Frühling! Super! GlG Anne

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    1. Jup, das Bild wurde bei Nacht geknippst.

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  19. Fotka broj 5 je predivna; zlatne zrake sunca se odbijaju cak i od ovcijih runa!

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  20. Great tips and great photos!

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  21. Great series, Mersad, great ideas...
    Love the macro shot, beautiful!

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  22. I haven't captured as many images as I would like this spring, but there are some ideas here that certainly have got me thinking. Thanks for the prompting. Happy Ruby Tuesday Too.

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  23. So much beauty waking Mersad… gorgeous photos. I love your macro flowers and the broader views as well.

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  24. Birds, squirrels, wild flowers, spring bulbs are my favourite spring motives. Spring showers is a very good idea! Beautiful photo! Thanks :)

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  25. Lovely selection. I am hoping to get out next week and explore the springtime a bit here

    Mollyxxx

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  26. Each photo is so appealing. Particularly love the view of distant rain. Wonderful atmosphere over beautiful countryside.

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  27. This is a clever idea for a post and inspires me to get out. We don't have any yet, but I love to take photos of buds in early spring... Michelle

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    1. Glad this was an inspiration!

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  28. All beautiful, just like the season that is hosting them! How idyllic the shot of the sheep!!

    Poppy

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