When pleasant breeze knocks your doors, birds chirping becomes the lovely song , the melting snow gives whimsical effect, and air is filled with scent of beautiful flowers. It is the first sign that spring has arrived and it’s time to grab camera and capture beautiful flower pictures. However before you snap the shutter, here are some tried and tested tips to capture extraordinary shots.
1. Zoom in to get details:
Give a most dramatic effect by zooming in your subject. The best way of getting close-up, high quality flower snap, is by using a specialized macro lens (50mm to 200mm). Macro lenses provide such kind of detail that an unaided eye never detects and provide an amazing perspective on the subject like close-up of buds, petals and droplets will jump out of page. Macro lenses provides minutest detail that is hard to notice from a naked eye thus resulting in detail shot capturing close up of buds, petals and droplets.
2. Avoid Harsh lighting:
You will meet all kinds of weather conditions when you go out for photography. But harsh, direct sunlight is worst for photography of flowers and may cause loss of texture, washed out colors and strong shadows that will ruin the dramatic effect of – shot. So, you must use fill-in flash to illuminate the subject and to keep the fore and background balanced.
3. Focus selectively:
Keeping everything sharp in the image looks a little unfocused. So, choose a focal point to make selective focusing and keep it sharp so that it eliminates any distraction from the background and makes your photo interesting. Also try different angles to capture some interesting images like try clicking from behind or underneath the flower to capture a point of view that is different from what we see from standing perspective.
4. Watch out for wind:
One of the biggest enemy of outdoor flower photography is wind. The easiest way to avoid it is, do your photography early in the morning when there is a less chance of wind. Otherwise, use cardboard or reflector to create a steady shot.
5. Avoid strewed Background:
Backgrounds are the key of good photography. They can make or mar any image. So, pay close attention to your background during photography. Choose a background that adds to depth to your image, not one that distracts attention away from your subject.
6. Get details and work on it:
Photography of flowers is not just about randomly clicking flower pictures; it’s about using a creative eye for getting fine details like repetitive patterns on leaves, lines of the stem, stamen, curve and texture of petals. So, study your subject well and shoot it from different angles.