10 Countries, 10 Days, 10 Tips: Day 6 - Holland

Rick Sammon photograph.
It's Day 6 of my series on travel photography here on my blog. Thanks for joining me.

Location: Holland.

Tip: Go in April for the tulip festival in Keukenhof. And go early in the morning before a "million" other photographers show up - and show up in your pictures.

Rick Sammon photograph.
Bring all your lenses, from wide-angle to telephoto - and your macro. I took the opening pictures for this post with my Canon 15mm lens, and I took the picture above with my Canon 24-105mm IS lens.

To get a starburst as you see in the top photograph, you need to shoot at f/22.

The flowers in both of these photographs are backlit. Try shootin toward the sun for pictures in which the flowers look as though they are illuminated from within.

When dealing with backlit subjects, it's especially important to check your camera's highlight alert.

If you like the composition of these photographs, check out my composition class on Kelby training.

While in Amsterdam, you'll find tons of photo ops if you walk the streets. My favorite street lens is my Canon 17-40mm lens.

You'll find more photo tips in my apps.

And you'll have a blast making pictures on my workshops, where we often shoot toward the sun. :-)

Explore the light,