Soon the cherry blossoms will begin blooming in D.C. Washingtonian shared some tips for how to take good photographs of them. Their recommendations are pretty good.
I’ve made a point twice to take pictures of them. Once at sunrise, and another time at midday. I became overwhelmed by the crowds the year I went during the day. The mistake I made the year I went to shoot before sunrise was that I did not own a tripod.
If you haven’t seen them yet, definitely take a look at the finalists from the Smithsonian’s 12th annual photo contest here. Some really stunning work.
I bought a tripod last week. I needed something relatively inexpensive, so I looked online for some reviews and found an adventure photographer’s blog who recommended five different budget tripods. The Slik Pro II with ball head was one of them and was the one I choose (mostly due to the weight of slightly less than 2 pounds). Continue reading