Flowers are an interesting photographic subject. Who has not ever tried to portray flowers in a nearby park or garden? It's nice to be able to take "a copy" of the flower without having to tear it from its place. However, getting magnificent photos capable of enhancing the natural beauty of the flower is not always an easy matter. It is frustrating to have a pretty bouquet in front of you and not be able to capture a single minimally attractive photo. Quiet. As in almost all photographic subjects, for the photography of flowers there are a series of rules, tricks and tips that will give you an impressive result if you apply them. In today's article I will share with you a few of these tricks, you will see how everything becomes much easier.
9 TIPS FOR CAPTURING STUNNING FLOWERS1- Have you ever tried to take photos of a flower with the camera caught with your hands? Bad. Very bad Photographing flowers basically consists of portraying the small details of the plant. For this it is absolutely necessary to achieve the maximum possible sharpness, and working with a tripod is "basic" to achieve that sharpness. Photographing directly with the camera in hand involves a series of micro-vibrations that spoil the sharpness of the photo. So remember: to photograph flowers always try to work with a tripod. 2- Study the framing. Before shooting ask yourself if it is better to frame a very close plane (for example due to small details of the flower that we are interested in portraying) or if a wider frame is more beneficial (for example if we want to get a broad perspective of the flower within the set that surrounds it). The same flower can give many possibilities of framing, try to find the most interesting. 3- Horizontal or vertical? The perspective of the human eye is horizontal, so the photos taken horizontally will seem very "natural" and pleasing to the eye. But on certain occasions we may be interested in photographing a flower vertically. Photographing a flower vertically gives the flower much more prominence, makes it seem much more important and unique. 4- The angle from which we shoot the photo will undoubtedly influence the perspective and composition. Do not shoot from any angle because. Before shooting experiment, go testing different angles and check through the viewfinder if you like framing. You can even shoot photos and review them until you find the angle you like best. Try throwing yourself on the ground and shooting the flower from a low angle, or from above, focusing on the petals of the flower. Go experimenting and you will find very interesting angles. 5- Avoid background distractions. This is a very common problem in flower photography , and the worst part is that many amateur photographers are dissatisfied with the photo without being aware that the problem is due to this. Yes, whenever we take photos outside there will be a main subject (our flower) and a multitude of distraction elements that are useless and that the only thing they get is to distract the viewer. We need to photograph the flower in a way that falls in love, that enchants. It is necessary to capture the flower in a way that, when someone contemplates the photo, does not notice anything but the flower. It has to be the true and only point of attention. It is not interesting that behind the flower, in the distance, no distractions appear at all. You may be wondering, and how can I avoid these distractions? Here are some methods:
- Set aside distractions if they are easy to set aside (an empty bag of pipes, a chair, a ball, shoes, etc.).
- If you can not remove the unwanted element, change the shooting angle, this will cause the background behind the flower to change.
- Play with the focal length of the lens (zoom) until you find a position where no more distractions appear.
- Move the flower by hand, a little, and very carefully.
- Blur the bottom reducing the Depth of Field.