Ah Spring... When young photographers minds turn to thoughts of.... What? Just saying... There are many opportunities for spring photography that do not present themselves at any other time of the year.
The sun is getting higher in the sky and staying up longer so there are opportunities for great sunset and sunrise photos even though you might have to get up a bit earlier to take them. Also, the spring clouds lend themselves to some great sky shots. You may also get a spring snow storm that will give you some great last snow shots for the year... The color plays between blue and the browns of the grass will make an interesting juxtaposition. Also, if there is harsh light, you can always play on the contrast and make the shot black and white.
Spring storms can make for some great photography as long as you understand where to be and how to photograph them without getting rolled by a tornado or struck by lightning. These storms can develop quickly and may get dangerous. Taking a course put on by the National Weather Service can help you understand how to do it, and even be able to report on the storms as a Skywarn Weather Spotter. If interested, check out the site below for times and places.
One of the other opportunities that only happen in the spring is getting photo's of the waterfowl migration and mating dances. You can also get some final shots of the Dark Eyed Junko's as they load up on food and head farther north, or get photos of the Hawk migration, and also get shots of Geese, Ducks, Swans, Cranes, etc doing what Cranes and Swans do. If you are lucky enough to get a non-windy day you might even get a great reflection shot.
Lastly, Take advantage of the conditions. If it's windy, get shots of things the show motion in the wind, like horses manes. If it's sunny get photo's in black and white or if it's cloudy, take portraits of animals or people. A spring rainstorm can make for some interesting street photography as people run between the buildings. Even shooting airplanes in the rain is interesting as the prop spins in the rain and makes a spiral behind the fuselage. It's all up to your imagination as to what to shoot, but bring your camera and make a shot.
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