In our latest photographing bluebells video, photographer Jordan Banks makes a short trip to do some bluebell photography in some bluebell fields just a few hundred metres from his house at sunrise.
“I haven’t had the chance to shoot bluebells for a few years now as I always seem to be busy running a tour or on assignment. Due to the current situation I had the chance this year to photograph the contrasting blues and greens of these amazing fields.
Springtime in the UK is all about the bluebell fields, so follow along as Jordan takes you through his process of capturing these brief and beautiful fields. The bluebell fields are best shot in the early morning when the sun peaks through the trees. This provides some awesome back lighting to create some natural leading lines from the shadows formed by the trees.
From wide angle to close up shots of the bluebell woods Jordan takes you through the process he takes to add atmosphere to the woodland floor in the wonderful dappled light.
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I hope you enjoyed photographing bluebells video and we have inspired you to get out in to the woods and experience these picture perfect fields for yourself. If you take any pictures that you are particularly proud of we would love to see them so please do share.
The bluebell fields are very delicate so it is important that we look after them for everyone to enjoy. Try not to walk through the bluebells instead photographing them from the edge. All to often I witness photographers and walkers alike stomping all over the flowers and its really not necessary. Almost all the bluebell patches I know have an abundance of angels from the perimeter.
Photography workshops UK or abroad?
Which is best? Well, that really depends on all of the questions above and your budget. You don’t need to attend a workshop in a foreign faraway country to improve your photography.
The British Isles offer some of the best landscape photography locations around. Check out our landscape photography workshops UK to find out more. Or even our photography workshop London page to see how you can improve your photography in one of the best capital cities in the world.
But it’s always nice to tick off places from your bucket list. What better way to do that than a photography workshop or tour.
YouTube – Why not take this opportunity to check out our brand new YouTube channel for tips, advice and some inspiration.
Instagram – Check out our photos on Instagram
Facebook – Join our Facebook group and share your photos and chat with other beginner photographers.
Even though we may not be able to travel right now, we are already planning our trips for 2020 and 2021. Our UK workshops in the Yorkshire Dales, Cornwall, Glencoe, Dorset, Lake District, Cotswolds or London will be starting again soon.
Jordan Banks is a successful travel photographer and Lee Filters & Cruise America brand ambassador. With almost 20 years of experience shooting assignments and campaigns for some of the world’s leading brands, companies & tourist boards such as British Airways, Credit Suisse & Visit England. His editorial work has appear on the covers of National Geographic, Lonely Planet, Sunday Times travel and many more. If you would like to learn more from Jordan or join him in the field, why not join one of his travel photography marketing courses.
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