Flowers are one of the most photographed subjects in the world as they look great whether they’re in a vase, a garden, or growing in the wilds.
Their natural beauty, shape, and dazzling colours are designed to enchant and charm the eye. If you’d like your flower photography to impress, there are a few things you can do.
1. Keep the background simple
It’s a good idea to have a background that doesn’t compete with the flowers.
A good idea is to put a simple black or coloured piece of cardboard at the back of the flower.
2. Move in
It’s a good idea to get close to the flower either physically or by using a close-up lens. This will allow you to compose the picture in the screen display.
3. Try various angles
It’s a good idea to experiment with several different viewpoints when taking shots of flowers. You can shoot down as a way to create patterns and kneel down to the level of the flowers.
4. Try creative lighting
Experimenting with lighting can also create some great effects. For instance, a backlight that shines through the flowers can create a fascinating glow and taking shots on a cloudy day will be able to reveal some subtle hues in the subject.
5. Be aware of the wind
If it’s a windy day and the flowers are being blown around, then you can take the flower inside and create an effective shot by using a vase and locating it close to a window.
If you can’t go inside, you may be able to block the wind by using cardboard as long as it doesn’t show in the photo. However, colour cardboard can be used to block the wind and serve as an effective background.