So Spring is upon us and flowers are blooming in our gardens, snowdrops and daffodils and lots of plants are coming to bud, we have some sunshine and some rain - so it's a great time to get outside and photograph all of the wonderful things that are going on outside. Our natural world is springing into action and so you need to do the same with your camera ;-)
There are lots of things to think about, the sun light and where you would like it within your image, in front of you creating a bit of lens flare or maybe as it cuts through the trees in a dappled fashion.
Remember if you want to catch first light on a lovely Spring morning you will need to check what time sunrise is and ensure you are there in plenty of time to capture that magical moment, checking the weather the night before is also important, there's no point getting to your chosen location to find that the cloud and rain are obscuring the sunrise you wanted to capture.
In a couple of days I will write a specific post about photographing flowers in spring, which lenses to use and how to get the most form the backgrounds you have available and what to do if the backgrounds aren't great.
Don't forget, if you plan to go out with your camera and it's raining, there are plenty of alternative options, cathedrals, churches etc all make great places for photographs, especially if you want to practice your low light photography or for thinking about new angles and points of view.
If you're Spring day turns rainy, visit somewhere local that you walk passed all of the time and have never been inside maybe? You may be pleasantly surprised at what you find.
The main thing is that you keep moving forward and keep trying new things, new angles, new subjects to photograph that you wouldn't normally challenge yourself with, it doesn't matter how well the initial results are - but that you try something new and challenging.
Look out later this week for the flower hints and tips.