By Michèle Grenier

March 18, 2020

 
The nice weather is just around the corner and it's time to take out your camera and rubber boots! Here are three simple tips to help you get your most beautiful spring photos.


Choosing the right lighting

One of the best tips (for any season) is to be conscious of the time of day when we choose to take our pictures. In photography, sunrises and sunsets, as well as morning and early evening, are highly recommended times. Light has the power to impact and create ambiances that make our images captivating. Rest assured, the price of getting up in the wee hours of dawn is low compared to the pictures you'll get!

Michèle Grenier
Sony a9  |  Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM
1/500s  |  f/2.8  |  ISO 320  |  135mm
Picture taken during a sunset on Île d'Orléans in Quebec. The soft green of the crops in the fields as well as the white flowers along the roadside are typical of the season. The colour of the sky adds a mood, softness, and warmth to the picture.


Thinking outside the box

Yes, rubber boots come in handy in Spring! They allow us to venture off the beaten path and into the heart of nature, where we find the beautiful greenery, the buds that bloom, the leaves that grow and the flowers that blossom. These are hues that can only be seen for a few weeks of the year. This is THE time to enjoy them - and make sure to keep your feet dry!

Michèle Grenier
Sony a9  |  Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM
1/1000s  |  f/2.2  |  ISO 500  |  135mm
Photo taken during the "Trail coureur des Bois" (Je Cours Qc) race in Duchesnay, Quebec. Being in the wilderness allows us to witness the joys of spring, from the little green moss that grows on the ground to the huge puddles of water from the melting snow.


Learning something new

Several courses, training, conferences, and photography workshops are available in all of Quebec's regions. Why not sign up for one of them and learn a new technique, refine your understanding of the manual mode or develop your eye for outstanding compositions? Spring is the ideal time to acquire new knowledge and put it into practice. It's the perfect timing to be ready for the many opportunities of Summertime, when everything moves much faster!

Priscilla Du Preez via Unsplash


Getting together with people who share common interests is a great way to exchange and acquire new knowledge while having fun! 
To me, spring is synonymous with photo-outing fun. What about you, do you have any tips and tricks you find useful to take your spring photos?