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Flower Photography

Flower photography is a beautiful and challenging art form. Colorful Flowers make for a fantastic subject. The best part is that they are found everywhere and are in various shapes which make them super interesting.

Capturing the delicate beauty of a flower in its natural environment can be a challenge, but with the right techniques and equipment, you can create stunning and unique images.

Lets understand some tips to take our flower photography to the next level.

1. Find the Right Location:

When shooting flowers, it’s important to find the right location. Look for a place with plenty of flowers obviously. Then find a spot with plenty of natural light, minimal wind, and an interesting and clutter-free background. You can even create your own artificial background to avoid any distractions.

A simple and blurry background will help you keep your subject in the focus.  Try to position your camera farther from the subject but be careful about any distractions in the background.  Other Plants , Sky can be your best bet. Further still, You can create your own background with a textured colorful paper to get stunning images. Exploring various angles can also give you a beautiful background.

2.Use the Correct Equipment:

When it comes to flower photography, it’s important to choose the right equipment. A tripod is essential for keeping your camera steady and avoiding camera shake. A macro lens will help you get close to the flowers and capture their intricate details. A shallow depth of field will also help you create a more dreamy and romantic effect.

Investing in a quality camera and lens is essential for capturing stunning shots of flowers. A DSLR camera with a macro lens will help you capture detailed images of the delicate petals and vibrant colors of flowers.

3.Go Closer:

Get as close to the flower as possible and fill the frame to capture minutest details.  These delicate flower details make for a wonderful composition.

If you pay attention to the details, you can truly capture the beauty of the flower.

The unique texture, pattern and the intricate details of the petals and other parts of the flowers makes the shot spectacular.


4.Use Natural Light:

Natural Light helps to capture the colors and details of the flowers accurately . Harsh lights cause harsh shadows and over exposed shots.

Natural Light is therefore the best source of light for Flower Photography. However, Experimenting with lights and shadows can add immense drama and visual appeal to the flower photography. So go ahead and Experiment with Lights and shadows along with using natural light to level up your flower photography.


5.Capture The Details:

Unique Patterns ,Colors, Textures are essential details that when captured, gives the most stunning flower photography.

Using Shallow Depth of Field will help to blur out the background and make the flower stand out. Setting wide aperture on your DSLR will help you get the desired  Shallow depth of Field . 

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6.Change Perspective:

Eye Level Shots are good but they can be made better if you change the perspective. 

Try shooting from a higher angle. Just like a Butterfly . This is easy to shoot as well .

Also, Try shooting from the ground level, Just like a Bug. Lay on the ground and your shots would be worth all the mud.

So, Change your perspective and make your shots interesting.


7.Use Natural Props:

Natural Props Like : Insects, Bugs, Butterflies, Water Droplets, Dew Drops make the shot interesting.

Its unusual to get insects or bugs interacting with flowers. However, We can try using sugar water spray or perfume to attract bugs, butterflies, etc.  Once your guests arrive,  stay still and without disturbing them, shoot in burst mode to get atleast one shot.

Capturing shots just after the rain showers with water droplets on the flowers make interesting composition. And with light around ,it creates wonderful reflection and sparkling effect in the image.

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8.Narrate a Story:

Try telling a story with Flowers. Capture the entire scene along with the background and make a beautiful story.Flower fields like Tulip Gardens, Rose Gardens narrate a wonderful story by itself.

Use Wide-Angled Lens to capture as much land as possible. Checkout this Landscape Photography Tips to make your composition better.

From Mountains to Plains , from Hills to Cliffs and from Riverbeds to Meadows, you will find flower fields everywhere. With its Unique Texture, Colors, Designs , any shot can be made splendid. Flower fields can be used both as Foreground and Background. Use a smaller aperture like f/11 or f/16 to get both the foreground and background of the field in focus. 


Try these simple tips to capture the delicate beauties. They are mood elevators, bring back the fond memories and also take you back in time .

Follow these tips and also leave a comment on your experiences with flower photography.

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