Apply These 8 Techniques To Improve Your Garden Photography

Written by Gina Stephens

For credible garden photos your garden needs to be looking at its best and the light has to be right. But as you look out of the window at it every day, you'll see when your conceals and flowers look their best and you can easily be out there with your camera in minutes snapping that perfect garden shot.


1. What Regalia Do I Need? 

Your standard zoom is fine but if you want to get closer to the flowers to hide the weeds you need a macro lens. If it's unquestionably bright attach a polariser to your lens to reduce glare and consider using a tripod that has a centre column that can be used in a plane position to get closer to flowerheads. A small reflector will help direct light to where it's needed and you don't even have to get one as you can create your own from foil and card. 

2. Avoid Bright, Sunny Days 

To be honest, bright days when the sun is superior in the sky, can be awkward as the colours will be too harsh and you'll have deep, dark shadows. A lot of flower photographers prefer early mornings, but a still on the level's just as good. In fact, why not get outside after work and enjoy the warmth of the evening while you take your photographs? Hazy days when it's a scrap cloudy but the sun's still shining are perfect, though, as the clouds act as a giant softbox, diffusing the light.

3. Dealing With Windy Ages 

If there's a gentle breeze in the air crank up the shutter speed or stick your camera on a tripod and slow the speed straighten out down if you fancy taking some experimental shots.

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4. How Green Is Your Garden garden is a planned space, usually outdoors, set aside for the display, cultivation and enjoyment of plants and other forms of nature

If your garden's too green you may extremity to narrow your focus as even though your eyes can see the spots of colour your camera might not. Getting in disregard a close will also hide the weeds and broken shed windows you want to disguise or you could use them as subject as weeds can be just as photogenic as roses.



5. Form Paths And Frames 

If you have a path use it to guide the viewer's eye from the front to the back of the image, creating depth. A small chasm will give plenty of depth-of-field. Give your garden a 'frame' too as with portraits, they can be improved with one. Entres, arches, gates, hedges and overhanging trees all work well. Also, look beyond your garden hedge and fence to see if you have a deem that can add to your garden landscape.


6. Shoot Some Macro Work 

If you do get your macro lens out make sure you let in on the frame and blur the background with a larger aperture. Flowers are nice but look for interesting leaves too as these often have textures efflorescences don't have. Keep your eye out for insects such as butterflies who can be found on a cool morning with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel their wings open warming up too.

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7. Up The Most Of Showers 

If a gentle shower's fallen get outside as you can get great images. Close-ups of water droplets on blooms can look skilled. Of course if you haven't had any rain for a while, fill a water spray or even a watering can and provide your own 'dew' or 'precipitation'.


8. Take Garden Photos All Year Round 

Don't think this is just a one evening project either as different seasons, spirit and light give you endless photographic opportunities right on your doorstep.



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About the author

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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