Flower photographs always attract our eyes and warm our souls because of their beautiful and bright colors. Many photographers try to take flower photos, but only a few of them can actually take it to a professional level.
When you are shooting flower photographs, you have to consider some tips that can help you get good shots, such as the following:
Before you shoot flower photographs, you have to think a little bit of the composition that you would like to capture. Will you focus on a specific flower element? Will you need to isolate it from the surrounding objects?
Also, you need to consider the best depth of field option for the shot. For example, you may want to choose a low depth of field, such as f/2.8-f/8 to remove the details from the background and give more focus to the flower itself. Sometimes you may need to add a solid background paper behind the flower to get a bigger contrast.
Consider Close-up Shots
Macro lenses can help you to give more focus to the flower and create a dramatic effect and flower details. You need to set a focus point to keep it sharp compared to the other elements in the shot. Macro lenses will help you shoot abstract flower photographs with intensive focus on the flowers’ parts.
Take a Steady Shot
You may want to consider using a tripod and a remote shutter if possible. These pieces of equipment will help you get more steady shots.
Flower photographs need special lighting, as you have to consider a balanced natural light. You can use reflectors to get better lighting results.
Each flower photograph can be taken from different angles. You need to try different shooting angles to find the best composition and pose for your shot.
As we have overviewed some of the tips you need to consider when taking flower photographs, today’s showcase will include some amazing flower photography examples by Theresa Helmer, a talented photographer and artist from the San Francisco Bay Area. Her profile shows great talent, especially with flower photographs that you can easily see on her Deviantart profile.
I hope you will enjoy Theresa’s flower photographs below and find useful examples for your own flower photography projects.