Keukenhof photography tips
The highlight of the season - Keukenhof, is a must-visit. The beautiful flower garden is on a lot of people’s bucket list. And what better way to share your adventure at Keukenhof with your friends than making some photos? Read on, and we will give you some inside photography tips to blow up your social media feed and make your friends a little bit jealous.
Arrive early in the morning
As said before, Keukenhof is on many people’s bucket list. That’s why it can be quite busy. And no one wants a lot of people in their landscape photography. That’s why early birds will be rewarded with photos without a lot of other people on it. And, of course, you have more time to spend in the gardens. Win-win!
Embrace the weather
Don’t be sad if the weather predicts clouds and some rain. These conditions are good to photograph in this environment. On a sunny day, shoot the displays indoors when the sun is high between 11:00 am and 02:00 pm.
Make a plan
When you arrive early in the morning, you can discover Keukenhof at your own speed. Keep in mind that during the day it can be crowdier. That’s why we advise you to mark the spots that you would like to photograph on a map. Later on, you can come back to this place and photograph the flowers. Plan for tightly framed images when the crowds are present. To get the best out of Keukenhof plan for a long day.
Of course, you can find an iconic windmill in Keukenhof. And, the building is the perfect background when you take a shot of the flowers in front of it. Just take a glimpse at the photo next to this text. Focus your lens on the flowers in front, and let your camera do the magic. If you also have some Photoshop skills you can blur the less important details, and sharpen the flowers and windmill a bit. Another nice special effect you can create with Photoshop is to darken the air and windmill and brighten the flowers in front. This way the flowers really pop out. Let your creativity speak!
Close to the Keukenhof you can find a lot of flower fields. The flower fields are part of bulb farms, and you can visit them! The bulb farm is the perfect opportunity to photograph the surreal, impressionist landscape of tulip fields from up close. We organize complete tours including Keukenhof, a visit to a Bulb Farm, and transportation. It’s the easiest way to discover and make beautiful photos of flowers!
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