The National Cherry Blossom Festival is one of the most popular festivals in America, if you haven’t been to it yet, you are missing out. It is a springtime festival that glorifies the friendship between Japan and America that was signified by the gift of cherry blossom trees. If you want to photograph trees at this event successfully, you are going to need all the tips you can get.
Walking on foot might seem like a good idea but not when you have sensitive gear that needs to be carried. This is why you need to book affordable transportation from Limo Rental Dallas. This way, once you are done with photographing the trees, you can put your photography gear back in the car and enjoy the rest of the festivities.
If you are new to photography, you can take just about any camera but for professional quality photos, it is suggested that you take either a mirrorless camera or a DSLR to this festival. You need to keep all of your lenses handy, the wide, medium, long as well as macro lens will be needed during the photography session. Know that a circular polarizing filter will turn the sky blue and that you need an external flash in your bag just in case you need to take blossom-framed portraits.
If you only think that the Tidal Basin is the only place where you will see some cherry blossoms, you are wrong. You should visit Hains Point which also contains over 100 of the cherry blossoms that were planted in the year 1912. There are several cherry blossoms that you will find on the grounds nearing the Washington Monument. And one extra place is the Kenwood neighborhood in the Bethesda as well as the several blossom trees you will find about a week after the festival at the Congressional Cemetery. If you can’t get a good picture at the festival then try your luck at these places.
These festivals tend to be crowded due to their popularity all over the world. This is why if you want to get a good look at the trees and take some good photographs then you need to make sure that you visit the festival early. There will be less crowd and you will actually be able to enjoy yourself. You will catch the trees in their early form and the scene for photography will be completely untainted from the crowd.
So when are you going?