Macro Photography Ideas For Spring – Try A Walking Photo Tour
Remember the growing list of macro photography ideas that you have been compiling throughout the year? Well… The most anticipated season of the year is here! So it’s now time to tick off some of those items!
The spring season brings about a burst of activity and is a dream come true for every macro photographer. After surviving through the ‘quieter’ seasons, the macro photographer will now have the opportunity to tick off each and every item on their macro photography ideas list.
For macro photographers, the top few items on their to-do list will typically include getting outdoors and shooting different types of flowers, plants and insects. One of the best ways to starting ticking these top items off is to join an outdoor walking photo tour.
An outdoor walking photo tour provides an abundance of opportunities to get close up with all types of flowers, plants and insects. More importantly, it provides you with the opportunity to discuss, learn and share your passion with other macro photographers.
An outdoor walking photo tour is a guided tour and is typically organized by people who are extremely passionate their speciality – this may include experts in plants, flowers, insects and photography. While these walking photo tours provide you the opportunities to snap the perfect macro photo, a large part of it is also for you to learn more about the subjects of your photography.
These walking photo tours are guided by knowledgeable people who will share a range of topics with you. This may include providing you with the facts and history on your photography subjects. For us, the fun part was learning how to identify our photography subjects. We find that it is extremely rewarding when you are able to identify and talk to others about the subjects of your macro photography.
Since walking photo tours are usually quite hands on, it is one of the best ways to learn about macro photography. As Benjamin Franklin once famously said –
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” -Benjamin Franklin
So if you have never joined a walking photo tour before, now might be the best time for you to give it a try. You will have lots of fun and you might even tick off or add more items on your macro photography ideas list!
Leave us a comment – we would love to hear about your experiences with outdoor walking photo tours. Please tell us about the things that you learnt on the day!