4 Tips for Shooting Spring Lifestyle Photography

Spring is easily one of the most beautiful times of the year for photographers who love the outdoors. The flowers are finally starting to bloom, the days are getting longer, and the sun starts to shine on the landscape creating new bursts of color. The spring season creates the perfect backdrop for lifestyle photography, and we’re sharing our top 4 tips on how you can make the most of it for your next photoshoot. At Shutterstock Custom, our clients work with our contributors to create custom content that highlights their products or services every season. Read this guide before your next spring photoshoot so that you can blow your clients away with the content you create that fits a perfect spring mood.

Plan your shoot around the weather

In spring, the weather tends to be a bit volatile. Some days will be sunny and bright, fooling you into thinking summer is almost there. Others might be rainy and overcast, allowing you to think that winter is never going to end. Ensure that you check the weather forecast before you plan your outdoor shoot and confirm your models. Many Shutterstock Custom clients prefer shoots that have an abundant amount of natural light or during golden hour, so ensure that you have enough light during the day to capture the beauty of spring in full. For some suggestions on creating beautiful images during golden hour, check out these tips to get you started.

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Pick a location that has variety

You might have a list of your favourite locations that you use for lifestyle photoshoots, but before you confirm that they are the right fit make sure that you can capture a variety of shots within that location. One of the most important things to keep in mind when you are submitting content to clients, is to have as much variety in your submission as possible so that the client has a lot of image choice to choose the ones that best fit their needs. For more tips on achieving variety at one location, check out this article before you confirm your next shoot spot.

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