How to: My three easy tips to create flower photography that you can hang from your wall
With summer in full swing and this slightly unpredictable weather which we are currently experiencing, it’s actually bringing advantage to the majority of the flowers in my garden! Flowers are a fabulous thing to photograph and not as boring as you might think! I love learning and as a people person and portrait photographer (although I hate that phrase!) flower and plant photography is definitely an area that I can learn from. If you want to experiment whilst the majority of flowers are in bloom, why not look at my three simple tips to create a photo of a flower that you can hang on your wall.
Take your time and genuinely look at what is in your line of sight.
Don’t just snap away as soon as you notice a flower that catches your eye. Equally, stop and thoroughly look at what you can observe. Is there a better flower (not necessarily the prettiest either!) close by? If you get closer, or further away, what does this do to the composition? As a result, being patient can pay off. For all you know a bee is buzzing close by! Watch and watch a little more.
What can you do to take your photograph up a notch? Perhaps you can spray the flower with a water mist to replicate the early morning dew. Equally, what would reflect the actual flowers and plants that you can watch in front of you? What story is unfolding right in front of your eyes? What do you use flowers for? Don’t follow the masses and get super close images if that’s not what you think truly reflects what is in front of you. Remember, photography is subjective! Take a look below taken just before the children were about to paint with herbs!
Practice to get your image as sharp as possible.
In reality, this way all of the detail, will show through, especially if you do decide to get super close. Try and stay as still as you can to avoid shaking which can blur images. I promise, with practice, it does create a difference.
Oh, and if like me, you aren’t too good from knowing your Hosta from your Hibiscus then check out an online plant encyclopedia so that you know what you have photographed!
Let me know how you get on as I genuinely love to hear from my blog readers!
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