Flower Photography Tips & Techniques

Flower Photography

Shots of nature, in particular flower photography can make you feel uplifted and peaceful when around them. It’s a belief that this feeling we tap into helps us create better photography. That is if we are captivated by something we are more likely to get a better photo of flowers, simply because we spend the time and effort or energy creating that picture.

Is there a secret to taking magnificent shots of flowers?

You bet there is. It’s this knowledge of what these secrets are that finally give us the photos of our favourite flowers. The greatest thing you can capture with flower photography is the finer detail. That detail depends on these seven secrets.

flower photography tips

Getting great flower shots is never just a matter of point the camera and take a snap. I urge you to get away from that and really apply everything I have mentioned in this eBook and create art with your camera. You’ll see it’ll be worth it.

Flowers are used in so many ways in our society. They are used to express positive feelings about love, sympathy, understanding, congratulations, new beginnings etc. Its no wonder florists are so in demand! Flowers are so beautiful.

By knowing these 5 secrets you can improve your flower photography ten fold and have beautiful photos to last for the rest of your life.

*Choosing your flower
*Composing Your Picture First
*The Right Lighting For Your Flowers
*Working With Colour
*Capturing That Intense Detail – Your Lens

About the Author

Amy is an multi-award winning photographer from Australia. She teaches enthusiast photographers how to take beautiful, professional photos in easy, plain English. She has a monthly photography emagazine and ebooks to help you create stunning images every time.

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  1. Tina says:

    Have you ever wondered how a photographer gets such clear, detailed photos of things like flowers or insects? Capturing such closeup pictures is most often done with a setting that comes as an option on many digital camerasthe macro setting.

    What the macro setting on your camera essentially does is focus on a very small area. The background often appears unfocused to further bring out your intended subject. Getting in close to capture all the detail of a small object is nearly impossible with the regular setting on a camera. Anything closer than about three feet becomes blurred. The macro setting changes the distance your camera will be able to focus and often allows you to take clear pictures from as close as two or three inches.

    This camera mode allows for a lot of experimenting. Try taking a picture of a bee sitting on a flower petal or a closeup of frost on the window. You will be amazed at the details brought out. You will be able to almost feel the furriness of the bee and the ice crystals are beautiful.

    If you are planning to sell at online auctions, a macro setting on your camera will help with taking better picturesand better pictures help with sales. You can take closeup photos of such objects as stamps and coins, show the engraving on an object or allow a viewer to see that a piece of jewelry is flawless.

    Dont save your photo taking for big events exclusively. Take a walk and notice the little things like the pattern on a tree trunk or an ant carrying a bread crumb twice his size. There are interesting photos everywhere once you start to look, and the macro mode on your digital camera is the perfect tool for capturing them.

  2. Bob Johnson says:

    A great piece – thank you so much for posting it. I would definitely recommend thet every one else should have a look at it.

  3. Capturing beauty with flowers means getting right into the scene, and get up close to your subject. Sometimes I am amazed at how great a shot looks, almost better than the actual subject! You can see the light play and the color gradation so much more in a digital shot than you can in real life, as it stops time for you, and you can appreciate that moment so much more!

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