Take your time to really look
at the each flower and its surroundings and note what
catches your eye? When you have chosen your flower and the
angle at which you require to photograph it, take a moment
to consider the natural illumination lighting
Is it causing shadows on the petals? Is it so harsh that you
cannot see any texture? Try moving your position and see if
the lighting improves. Be careful not to throw your own
shadow onto the flower!
A couple of tips;
A simple umbrella can also be used to create shade and soft
light - a white umbrella is excellent in avoiding adding any
additional coloured light into the scene. Using a photo
diffuser/reflector can be used to soften the light. It is
also another handy tool when used to block wind to keep the
flower as still as possible during exposure.
The closer you get to a flower the more stunning the detail
Photographing flowers in close up, however, involves
overcoming some technical difficulties, such as a narrow
depth of field where only a few inches, or mille-metres,
from front to back will be in focus. To overcome this
problem try to use the smallest aperture you can,
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Photographing flowers: continued.
depending on the light available, and support the camera on a small
tripod or on a wall, this will help to avoid camera shake and
Try using Exposure Compensation to get the best picture. Better
cameras allow you to achieve this by overriding the auto/manual
Watch your backgrounds - search for dark uncluttered backgrounds
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