Spring Is Springing – Time To Dust Of Your Camera

Much like viscous bears, many people’s cameras hibernate during the winter (in the colder climates).  It’s time to dust of your cameras, charge up the batteries, and break out your walking shoes…  Photography season is upon us once again.  Congratulations to those of you that kept on shooting in the cold of the winter, you’ll be that much further ahead of the lazy bums people who did not.

DSCF1878Obviously this guys parents never taught him about hook worms…  Or he is a Hobbit.

Spring is one of the best times of the year to be out and about with a camera, people come out from the warmth of their caves houses and overcompensate for the slightly warmer weather.  You’ll see convertibles, with their tops down, driving down the road in 40 degree weather (the occupants feigning comfort while getting frostbite).  People dressed like it’s 90 degrees out, when in fact they are freezing their giblets off, in a silent (unless you count their chattering teeth) defiance to the cold winters embrace they just suffered through.  As well as the standard blooming flowers, sprouting leafs, and chirping birds.

With the start of another photography season upon us, what will you do differently this year?  What will you improve on?  It’s important to look at last Springs photography and see where you need to improve and what you’d like to expand on.  If you didn’t do a photography project last year then this is a great chance to start one (read How To Take Your Photography To The Next Level – Photography Projects).

Spring Photography Ideas

Many of these ideas can be done year round!

  • Photograph people responding to rain (umbrella, jumping over a puddle, etc.).
  • Take advantage of blossoming trees.
  • One word for you…  Tulips.
  • Check your local conservatory for their Spring exhibits
  • The zoo.
  • A new type of photography (Always do landscapes?  Try portrait, street, or still life photography.).
  • What’s unique to your area during the Spring?  Find out and photograph it!
  • Visit festivals with your camera.
  • Take advantage of bad weather, look for ominous clouds or lightning photo opportunities (be smart, stay out of harms way).

What is your favorite thing to photograph in the Spring?  Leave your thoughts in the comments below.  Be sure to check out PhotolisticLife’s Flickr page and upload your best shots for the rest of us to see.

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