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How to photograph cherry blossom with your iPhone

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This is the season again.

We’ve spotted a lot of cherry blossoms at many locations around the city. Don’t miss it. It’ll be gone very soon.

We are avid iPhone users and in this post, we’ll share some tips to help you get better shots of the beautiful cherry blossoms.

1. Use simple composition. Cherry blossoms are representative of Japanese culture, in which simple is one of the key elements. For example, the sky would be a perfect background.

2. Most cherry blossoms are pink or light pink even white. They are beautiful, but also challenging to photograph. Therefore, avoid hard light, meter a wide area of flowers, and be careful not to overexpose.

3. Remember to avoid crowds, telegraph poles, and cars parking under trees.

4. Different lights and angles often surprise you with great shots. Try it.

 

Finally, don’t forget to enter the BC Blossom Watch Photo Contest by Vancouver Cherry Blossom. They have prizes. This contest runs from today (Apr 4), till the end of this month. Three ways to enter:

·Email your photo to BCBlossomWatch@vcbf.ca

·Tweet their photo using the #cherryblossomsyvr hashtag

·Post your picture to Instagram using the #cherryblossomsyvr hashtag