Bluebell season is fast approaching, and the first few flowers are beginning to show their colour. If you’re planning on heading out to take some photos in the bluebells this spring then read on for some bluebell photography tips.
If you are going to take photos in the bluebells remember bluebells are particularly sensitive to being trodden on. Stay on the paths and help maintain the bluebells for years to come.
VARY YOUR SHOOTING ANGLE
Try shooting from high to get the clearest view of the bluebell carpet, or shooting from ground level and looking up to make a smaller number of bluebells more dominant in the image.
CONSIDER YOUR COMPOSITION
Try and seek out areas of bluebells where there is less clutter on the woodland floor, such as fallen branches. Think about using techniques such as leading lines to create interest in your images.
WATCH YOUR HISTOGRAM
If your camera has a histogram, keep an eye on it to check that none of the shadows or highlights are clipped.
If the sun is strong try positioning the sun behind a tree to avoid it causing areas that are too light in your photos. You might even be able to capture some sun rays by doing this.
PLAN YOUR OUTFITS
There is so much to say about what to wear for a bluebell photoshoot that I’ve written a separate blog post about it. You can find the blog on what to wear for a bluebell photoshoot here.
ASHRIDGE BLUEBELL PHOTOSHOOT
If you would like a professional photoshoot in the bluebells at Ashridge these cost £69 for a 30 minute photoshoot. Learn more and book your slot.
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