How To Become a Pro In The Art Of Flower Photography
When there is spring and summer coming around, many nature photographers get prepared to take awesome pictures from amazing subjects such as flowers and plants.
Plant and flower photography is not only a profession, it’s indeed an art which requires you knowledge and practice. If you want to become an expert in flower photography, then you’ll need to check this out.
Read through this article, check out some photos and let us know what you think!
Spring has finally arrived, and with it some of nature’s most stunning artistry: flowers. A favorite of nature photographers around the world, flowers can be a surprisingly finicky photo subject. Simply snapping a photo in passing doesn’t quite do the delicate blooms justice.
With an eye for composition and a little extra attention, you can master flower photography with ease. Here are some tips to get you started.
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Both photos above were taken in the same small meadow at Red Rocks Park in Morrison, Colorado, but one of them is much more striking. The photo on the left was taken during a cloudy moment using a zoom lens from several feet away. The photo on the right was taken from a crouched position just as the sun began to come through. To make flower photos stand out, sometimes you just have to wait for the right moment.
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A shallow depth of field allows for a detailed shot of what’s closest to the camera, blurring the background almost completely. An aperture of 2.8 or less can be considered a shallow depth of field, but a word of caution: these settings let in much more light, so the shutter speed should be bumped up to account for that. Another way to keep the detail but tone down the brightness is to lower the ISO setting. The above photo was taken on a sunny day with a fixed 50mm lens with an aperture of f/2, a shutter speed of 1/4000, and an ISO level of 400.
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Similar results can be achieved with zoom lenses from much farther away – perfect for when you’re hoping to capture a photo of a flower up in a tree. The above photo was taken from several feet away with a 55-300mm zoom lens.
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All photos: Anna Norris