There is not doubt that people love flower photos and like sharing them on their social network profiles, or print them and use them to decorate their homes and offices. Flower photography is one of the most beloved themes and it is rare to find a photographer without a flower photos in their portfolio.
Flowers are all around us with their vibrant colors and pleasant appeal, yet taking good and professional flower photos is challenging and requires you to learn some tips and tricks. First of all, close-up shots are the best choice when taking flower photographs, because they will help you reveal the amazing details of the flowers. You can use a macro lens (50mm-200mm) to shoot interesting close-up shots.
A shallow depth of field also plays an essential role in producing great results. You can choose the aperture between f/2.8-f/8 for a blurry background. If you’d like to learn more about the Depth of Field, check this useful article on Understanding Camera Exposure.
Since most of the flower photos are taken in the daylight, you should try to reduce the ISO value, which will help you get shots without noise. Use the different exposure values to create a balanced light between the foreground and the background. You can also use reflectors to bounce back the light to the flowers.
Before taking the shots, try to use different angles to get more interesting flower shots. In some cases, you may need to use solid color paper to isolate the flower from the background and get a more contrasted composition.
And now it is time for our showcase of beautiful examples of flower photography that I hope you will enjoy.