A vision in pink: shoot incredible images of blossom

Peter Fenech
(Image credit: Peter Fenech)

Blossom emergence is one the natural events many photographers set their calendar by, the others being snow, spring shoots and autumn colour, amongst others. The vibrant pinks, purples and delicate whites are a magnet to both landscape and cityscape photographers, while portrait shooters also find ways of making great use of the colourful flowers. 

One of the bucket list shots each year is the avenue of blossom trees, receding into the distance. This type of shot is often accompanied with a sense of scale - most commonly a boat floating down a river the trees are overhanging, or a person walking into the scene. This adds to the depth and creates the immersive feeling, which makes the viewer want to walk into the picture themselves. There are some difficulties, namely minimising gaps in the lineup, caused by irregular placement, which can interrupt the flow of the composition. Furthermore, making the avenue seem longer than it actually is may often be necessary, where space is limited. 

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Peter Fenech

As the Editor for  Digital Photographer magazine, Peter is a specialist in camera tutorials and creative projects to help you get the most out of your camera, lens, tripod, filters, gimbal, lighting and other imaging equipment.

After cutting his teeth working in retail for camera specialists like Jessops, he has spent 11 years as a photography journalist and freelance writer – and he is a Getty Images-registered photographer, to boot.

No matter what you want to shoot, Peter can help you sharpen your skills and elevate your ability, whether it’s taking portraits, capturing landscapes, shooting architecture, creating macro and still life, photographing action… he can help you learn and improve.