3 Spring Photography Tips
It’s almost spring time and we have some photography tips for you! Shooting outdoors can be a rewarding experience. You get some sunlight, some exercise, and hopefully have a lot of fun. Trying to capture the outdoors in a photograph can be a tricky experience though, but with some tips you’ll be shooting your own shots to be proud of in no time.
We’re going to be using our point and shoot camera for this, because its what you are most likely to have. Right now we’re using the Canon PowerShot S95 10 MP Digital Camera with 3.8x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD. A great point and shoot camera with features of most professional camera’s. If that is a little out of your price range, check out the Canon Powershot A3300 16 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom (Black) for a great camera.
Tip 1: Shooting Flowers
If you’re going to be shooting flowers, don’t use a flash. The flash on most point and shoot camera’s will greatly overexpose the petals of flowers leaving them lifeless and void of any colors. When shooting a flower its good to get down on the same plane the flower is on. Everyone always see’s a flower from the top down, but most people hardly see them from eye level. This is where you want to capture your frame, and blur the background by using a low f-stop (2.4). Do not be afraid to get close to your flower, they generally don’t bite!
Tip 2: Shooting Sports.
It’s the season where sports starting moving outdoors. Baseball is around the corner, track and field is starting, and everyone is outside moving! To capture a moving object and leave the background blurred, you’ll want to speed your shutter up to around 250 or faster. (500 preferably) and capture the subject in motion. This is also a great trick if your subjects surroundings are moving, but the subject is stagnant.
Tip 3: Dress warm and be prepared!
Spring means the seasons are changing, but the weather can rapidly change from hour to hour. You want to make sure you have the appropriate weather gear for your climate and that you can protect your camera and lenses. The good thing about the point and shoots recommended above, you can tuck them away in your pocket for safe keeping.