I love nature and flowers. Over the years I have taken too many flowery photos and I guess that I will never stop since they really caught my eyes wherever I go.
If you regularly read the blog or follow my 365 project participation, you understand what I am talking about since many of my shots present flowers.
Today I am sharing 5 simple tips on how to capture flowers if you also love them. I assume that you may develop a few more of your own but you can use the following if you are a beginner.
- 1. Get Closer. When I bought my DSLR a few years ago and started my photography journey, I was shooting everything from above or far away from my subject. Learning your camera can be a long process that mostly involves wrong captures with misleading messages of the images taken. Looking more carefully at your subject and getting closer to it can totally transform your picture and the story of your picture.
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- 2. Focus on the flower. Blur the background and create a frame of one main subject. Strong pictures of flowers involve usually only the flower and nothing more on the frame. Leave everything else outside your picture and focus only on the beautiful colors or leaves. You can achieve that blurry background by playing with the aperture on the manual mode.
- 3. Shoot in manual mode. When taking pictures on the Auto mode the only one that decides about your final frame is the camera. But maybe your eyes and mind want to capture the subject differently from your camera. So, try to stop shooting on Auto and learn how to use your camera`s manual mode. This is the only way you will control the aperture and shutter speed and get the result you want. Next, try to learn your lenses potentials and how close they let you come to your subject. It is very important to understand your equipment before trying to achieve a specific result.
- 4. Play with water. Water is always a good partner of the flowers. You can either go out on shooting right after rain or you can spray your subject with a bottle of water. The rain/water drops will make the flowers look fresh and alive and add that something extra on your picture.
- 5. Feel the energy. Try not to rush your captures. Try to feel the energy of the scene you are going to photograph, the texture of the flowers, the colors, the environment, the sun or clouds. These are all factors that may affect your final photo and you might want you consider them before pressing the final “click”.
(photos: blurpixels Instagram feed)