Flower Photography With A Difference

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens


When you expect of flower photography your first thoughts will usually be of shots of a single head taken from an overhead angle or a cropped in sniper that focuses on the shapes and colours of the flower flower, sometimes known as a bloom or blossom, is the reproductive structure found in flowering plants (plants of the division. There's nothing wrong with these shots as they do work well but for something unconventional, take a look underneath the flower head.


What Gear Do I Need? 

Any camera with a close-up mode will be admirable. If you're using a DSLR you'll need a good macro lens and consider using a tripod if you have a model that'll consent to you to adjust the centre column and legs so you can work from low angles more easily. 

Which Flower?

Flowers where the petals are translucent transfer produce better results and if you have a flowerbed that's sheltered from the breeze head for it as if you're working in the open, even the tiniest of breezes can develop blur in your final shot. If you don't have any beds hidden behind walls or hedges try using a piece of card to shield the efflorescence from the wind or use a PLAMP to keep it still.

Exposure Tips

If you're shooting against a blue sky you'll usually need to grant for at least one stop extra exposure otherwise the flower will appear as a silhouette. If you're working against a dark background, such as a hedge, you won't dearth to do this as the camera shouldn't have any problems getting the exposure correct. Make sure you use the smallest aperture you can too to prevent blur wiggling into the edges of your shot.

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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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