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Top 4 Flower Photography Tips For Beginners

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Top 4 Flower Photography Tips For Beginners

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Who doesn’t like flowers? Even their photos uplift the mood of anyone. But capturing the beauty of nature’s delight is a pretty challenging task, especially for beginners. To make your task a bit easier, the 4 most important aspects of flower photography are discussed below. 

 

Here are the top 4 flower photography tips for you:-

 

Composition

 

 

 

It is the most important factor of flower photography. You can be as creative as you want with it. A golden rule is thinking of flowers as a human portrait. It will help you to add life to the photos. Each flower has its own characteristic worth clicking, and you need to find that one out. It is better to focus on the stalk or stamen of a flower if you find the, interesting rather than typical shot of petals. The famous rule of thirds can be applied here too. Enable your camera’s grid line, make sure that the flower is kept at any interconnecting point, and click sure-shot well balanced photos.

 

Lighting

 

 

 

As you probably know, the best time to shoot outdoors is during the golden hours i.e. an hour before the sunrise and that after the sunrise. And it works for flower photography as well. In these periods, you will get the ideal soft light most suitable for photography. But if you cannot take photos at that time, and the place is shady, use a flash. An external flash would be better than the pop up camera flash because the later one is useless in micro photography. Being harsh it might bleach the colours from the photo.

 

Background

 

 

You can be pretty experimental while choosing backgrounds on flower photography. Simple backgrounds make the viewers look at the flower itself, whereas an elaborate background might be necessary to complement certain flowers.On the basis of the size, shape and color of your flower, you can select whether the background would be simple or a bit detailed. You can make the background blurry as well. If you are shooting outdoors,you can even consider taking the wide horizon as the background too. Whatever background you choose, make sure it looks neat and complements your flower well. You might even have a portion of the plant as the background of your flower, checking that it doesn’t distract the viewers from the main subject. You can also use props that might be no relation to flowers or even natyre, like a bucket or box, in the background. It will create a storytelling effect. You can make a background of your choice also, using cardboard and colored paper. Even black background would look great if the flower is bright colored. 

 

Other elements

 

 

 

 

Make your photo alive by adding insects or water drops, or any other element that can enhance the natural flavour in your photo.Try to click photos of flowers with bugs or butterflies sucking honey from it. Though it requires much expertise and practise, and sometimes even luck, to capture these precious moments, it is definitely worth it. Always shoot in burst mode, and never wait for the perfect shot in such scenarios because you don’t know when your hand or camera will shake, or the insect will fly away before you click that ‘great shot’. You can put water droplets on the petals, and create the effect of fresh dew. If you can capture the rainbow like reflection in the water drops, that would definitely be the cherry on the cake. 

Following these steps, you would definitely be able to capture beautiful flower photos.

Written by Sanga Basu, Content Writer. WPC.


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Who doesn’t like flowers? Even their photos uplift the mood of anyone. But capturing the beauty of nature’s delight is a pretty challenging task, especially for beginners. To make your task a bit easier, the 4 most important aspects of flower photography are discussed below. 

 

Here are the top 4 flower photography tips for you:-

 

Composition

 

 

 

It is the most important factor of flower photography. You can be as creative as you want with it. A golden rule is thinking of flowers as a human portrait. It will help you to add life to the photos. Each flower has its own characteristic worth clicking, and you need to find that one out. It is better to focus on the stalk or stamen of a flower if you find the, interesting rather than typical shot of petals. The famous rule of thirds can be applied here too. Enable your camera’s grid line, make sure that the flower is kept at any interconnecting point, and click sure-shot well balanced photos.

 

Lighting

 

 

 

As you probably know, the best time to shoot outdoors is during the golden hours i.e. an hour before the sunrise and that after the sunrise. And it works for flower photography as well. In these periods, you will get the ideal soft light most suitable for photography. But if you cannot take photos at that time, and the place is shady, use a flash. An external flash would be better than the pop up camera flash because the later one is useless in micro photography. Being harsh it might bleach the colours from the photo.

 

Background

 

 

You can be pretty experimental while choosing backgrounds on flower photography. Simple backgrounds make the viewers look at the flower itself, whereas an elaborate background might be necessary to complement certain flowers.On the basis of the size, shape and color of your flower, you can select whether the background would be simple or a bit detailed. You can make the background blurry as well. If you are shooting outdoors,you can even consider taking the wide horizon as the background too. Whatever background you choose, make sure it looks neat and complements your flower well. You might even have a portion of the plant as the background of your flower, checking that it doesn’t distract the viewers from the main subject. You can also use props that might be no relation to flowers or even natyre, like a bucket or box, in the background. It will create a storytelling effect. You can make a background of your choice also, using cardboard and colored paper. Even black background would look great if the flower is bright colored. 

 

Other elements

 

 

 

 

Make your photo alive by adding insects or water drops, or any other element that can enhance the natural flavour in your photo.Try to click photos of flowers with bugs or butterflies sucking honey from it. Though it requires much expertise and practise, and sometimes even luck, to capture these precious moments, it is definitely worth it. Always shoot in burst mode, and never wait for the perfect shot in such scenarios because you don’t know when your hand or camera will shake, or the insect will fly away before you click that ‘great shot’. You can put water droplets on the petals, and create the effect of fresh dew. If you can capture the rainbow like reflection in the water drops, that would definitely be the cherry on the cake. 

Following these steps, you would definitely be able to capture beautiful flower photos.

Written by Sanga Basu, Content Writer. WPC.