Apr 12, 2010

How to Capture Some Quick Spring Portraits

Spring is a great time to capture portraits with the blossoming flowers. Here's my "how to" guide with a few shots I did at a friend's house using this technique. 
  1. Find a flowering bush. Bushes are better than trees for quick spring portraits because they are close to the ground and don't cause awkward mergers like tree trunks do.
  2. Wait until the late afternoon or early morning when the light is best.
  3. Put your subject as close to the bush or even within the bush.
  4. Shoot close to the subject and shoot at an angle that fills the background of your image with flowers or spring leaves.
  5. Edit as desired! (Psst... I use a texture on the first image. If you want to learn how to do this and other custom editing techniques, sign up for online mentoring sessions! I'd love to teach you.)

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