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Easter Photography

Easter Photography

We’re so close to Easter that it’s time to start thinking about how to best document this colourful and fun holiday. Spring is one of the most colourful seasons for photography, so why not jump in head first and see what spring photography has in store for you?

Most of us will have a 4 day weekend, so there’s plenty of time for you to get your camera out and snap some amazing Easter shots. There’s so much going on over the holiday that you’ll be spoiled for choice!

Get The Kids Involved

There’s no denying that Easter is a holiday for the kids, with brightly coloured Easter eggs and activities for them to get involved with.

A lot of schools will be running Easter parades where the children can dress up in bright colours and decorate their hats with chicks, ribbons and anything that takes their fancy. This is a great opportunity for you to capture the essence of Easter and the excitement of all the children at this time of year.

If it’s permitted, why not let your child take pictures right in the middle of the excitement? Children have a very different perspective to adults and these shots will give you a real in-depth sight into what the children are experiencing. This is one of the many reasons why you should get your kids into photography!

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Of course it’s not just the events you can photograph. The preparation for Easter itself can be captured too! Take pictures of your kids decorating their first eggs, baking hot cross buns or getting face paints of their favourite animals. Make sure these shots aren’t too crowded by what’s going on by utilising simpler backdrops of green grass or a clear sky. Using a shallower depth of field for blurrier backgrounds will greatly help draw people’s attention to the focal point.

Easter Is A Time For Family

Easter is a great reason to get the family together, enjoying what will hopefully be a bright and pleasant holiday.  Capturing the moment you’re reunited with family is a wonderful moment to immortalise in photography, no matter what time of year it is.

Capturing the family enjoying activities together is a great way to remember the Easter holidays in years to come. Even though Easter egg hunting is more of a children’s activity, why can’t everyone else join in or help the kids find them? Placing the eggs in different positions will help set up your shots as they search high and low for their hidden treats.

You can improve your photography skills by enrolling on online mentoring each month no matter what skill level you’re at. Remember there is a great offer of an extra £25 photography gift if you sign up by 15th Apr.

 Or if you just need some tips to keep in mind when you’re photographing this Easter, check out a number of my photography pocket guides that you can carry around all day.

I can’t wait to see what shots you create this Easter and remember you can enter 3 images of spring into my photo contest.