AP's Technique Editor, Tracy Calder, shares her top tips, tricks and techniques for shooting stunning spring flowers

With spring finally here, now is the perfect time to get outside with your camera and explore the seasonal blooms on offer. Nature photographer, Tracy Calder, talks us through how to capture great results of flowers this spring – from what kit to use, key settings and shooting techniques. Tracy was previously an editor of Outdoor Photography magazine. She has written numerous photography books, including one on close-up and macro photography.  In 2009 she embarked on a mission to visit and photograph all 7,749 islands in Britain – the current figure stands at 486. She joined the AP team as Technique Editor in September 2016. 

For more tips on shooting flowers this spring, read Ross Hoddinott’s Ten Commandments to Spring Flower Photography in the April 15 issue, on sale in shops now. Click here to buy a copy.