Indoor and Outdoor Spring Photography

Spring is a magical time for both professional and amateur photographers. Daylight hours are becoming longer, making it possible to shoot more outdoor spring photography. We also witness rapid and inspiring changes in nature: melting snows, blossoming buds, and greening grass.

Every spring day is unique in its own way, but how can you make your spring pictures unique if there are so many photographers trying to catch the same spring moments every year?

At we challenge traditional spring compositions, shooting angles, and themes in photography. In this article, you will find spring photography ideas that will help you exercise creativity and develop professional skills, as well as enhance your stock portfolio with extraordinary shots.

Spring photography classics

Iconic spring colors

warm and sunny palettes (read about, shades of green, yellow, and orange, as well as pink and grounded colors like beige 

Symbols of spring

flowers, birds and birdhouses, green valleys, insects, spring showers and thunderstorms, planting and gardening, spring holidays (Internationa Women’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day), specific clothing (rubber boots, raincoats, hats, scarfs, and other), bicycle trips

Spring photos in demand on Deposit photos

spring-themed flat lays, spring backgrounds featuring flowers and spring attributes (clothing and accessories), outdoor portraits, and spring greeting cards.

Indoor and Outdoor Spring Photography Ideas

1 Choose your spring hero 

In spring, birds migrate north to breed and wild animals come out of hibernation. In April and May, insects start their lifecycles and fish go to spawn. In other words, you have a huge selection of models for your photo shoot. Moreover, it is in the spring that all of them are the most photogenic since they are looking for a mate.

We recommend that you look through your wildlife guide and study the habits of the future hero of your photoshoots. Prepare feed for getting it close to your camera and branches and leaves to mask your lens.

2 Tell spring stories

Tell the story of a little trip that some cute object from your home made this spring. That can be a toy you were inseparable with in your childhood or a vintage typewriter that once belonged to your grandfather. Think in advance about the route of your photo trip, but leave a little room for improvisation.

Choose a background that contrasts with an object you took from home and play with scales. Such visual juxtapositions will make your shots more expressive and interesting. Rethink typical spring compositions such as flowering tree branches against the sky by placing unexpected objects in front of them.

3 Use macrophotography to turn leaves into trees

Macro photography helps us to see the world around us in a new way and fall in love with its beauty. Spring is commonly associated with lots of visually appealing things: blue skies, bright flowers covered with dew, birds nesting at your eaves, and much more. Try to convey the beauty of these phenomena using a macro lens, and then use your shots to mystify your audience.

Here are just a couple of ideas to develop: take pictures of branches, leaves, and flowers so that they look like a fairy-tale forest; shoot water droplets on the surface of young leaves so that they resemble constellations in the night sky; create mountains from tree bark and moss.