Take a walk in the surrounding Yealmpton woods and you will be greeted with an abundance of snow drops this year. Primroses are beginning to bloom and before you know it the daffodils will soon be cheering us all up. Local National Trust gardens such as Cothele and Lanhydrock will soon be over flowing with daffodils so why not pay a visit this March and take a stroll round the gardens with your camera.
Spring is the perfect time to perfect your camera skills and learn how to get the most from your camera, whether it is a fairly new acquisition or one you have had for a while. Learning more about how to use it will ensure you capture some stunning spring photos.
When shooting through glass always remember to clean it inside and out. A compact zoom or SLR camera with a zoom lens is the best choice but if the bird table is close enough you can still get great shots with a compact camera. If you can shoot in Program mode and select an ISO of 200-400 as this will speed up the exposure and enable you to get clearer shots. Choose single point or small area focusing and focus on the eye or head of the bird. To get the best shots use a tripod and leave your camera set up ready to go when you have lots of visitors.
If you would like to practice your camera skills and discover how to get better photos why not join a local spring photo shoot to capture spring colour or wildlife and get expert hands on advice on how to get shots that wow.