6 Outdoor Flower Photography Tips Every Compact User Needs

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens


As the on image shows, with lenses designed for macro photography attached to a more advanced camera, you can capture great outdoor flower essays. However, just because you're a compact user doesn't mean you shouldn't shoot outdoor flower shots. In episode, with these few tips, you'll soon be on your way to capturing excellent example of flower photography. 


White Balance

Thick cameras come with various white balance presets that tell the camera camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or what type of light source you are taking your photographs care of. Some settings vary from camera-to-camera but there are four you'll see on all models which are: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten and Fluorescent. When achievement outdoors, try the Daylight setting (usually a sun symbol) when working on bright days and the Cloudy setting for overcast days. 


Use Macro State

If you want to make one flower your subject rather than focusing on a group, switch to macro mode. The Macro mode may refer to, which has a open head icon, can be found either on the mode dial if your camera has one, or, in your camera's menu system. Some compacts centre within millimeters of your subject while others have a minimum focusing distance of a few centimeters. However, results can still be excellent. 



AF Fad

If you struggle to get the camera to focus on the point you want then switch your focus mode. Various modes are available and different modes appeal different purposes. Spot can be useful when you have one specific flower to focus on as this mode is fixed more towards the centre of the scan. You can position your camera so the target marker is over your the subject you want to focus on then all you have to do is half-press the shutter button to converge then take your shot. 

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Try Using Exposure Compensation

Dark backgrounds are great for shooting lighter coloured flowers against as it'll permit them to 'pop' from the frame. However, a large dark background which only has a small area of highlight in can fool your camera into thought the scene is darker than it actually is and as a result, it can end up looking over exposed. Switching to spot metering can help with this but you may also fundamental to have a play with exposure compensation to produce a more balanced exposure.


Think About Distance

By Zooming in closer to your rationale, it'll fill the foreground of the frame and chances are the background will be thrown nicely out of focus so it's blurred. This is because the depth of division becomes shallower. Ensuring there's distance between your subject and background will also make it easier for your camera to to notice d throw the background out of focus. By doing so, the background won't be a distraction and all attention will fall on your flower rather than what's everywhere or behind it. 


Learn To Use The Histogram

LCD screens can be used to preview images on but when it's sunny it can be hard to judge if the exposure is valid and this is where the histogram comes in useful.

Basically, you don't want the graph to be touching the left or right border and you want it to peak assorted in the middle and get lower towards either end. There are times when this won't apply but generally, it works. 

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Gina Stephens

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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