HOW TO MAKE A FLOWER PICTURE UNUSUAL
Each novice photographer first of all takes on photographing flowering objects. Why? First of all, because the flowers have a texture and they have a bright color, which means that it is very likely to get a “beautiful photo”. But in order for the flower to look interesting in the picture, you still need to adhere to some rules that have been tested for years, despite the fact that beginners unsuccessfully try to violate them and professionals are almost undecided in compliance with them.
Use lenses with a focal length of 50 mm or more. Telephoto lenses are good.
Highlight flowers from below or from the side with the sun or flash. This way you increase the transparency of the petals. Continue reading
GETTING THE BEST FLOWER PHOTOS
Take some pictures
At their seminars, I always advise students to follow the rule of “peeling onions in layers.” This method is not only about photographing flowers. I rarely take just one photograph of a flower and only from one angle.
You can distract yourself and start shooting other flowers or objects that attract, but then you need to come back again and look at the flower from all sides with a fresh look, and then again and again, as if removing layer by layer from your vision, peering every time in more and more detail. I took this approach from my many years of experience when I discovered that the more you examine the subject, the more you can discover it for yourself. Continue reading
Sit down, meditate and watch
Photographing flowers is a good reason to meditate. Try to find a place away from people (if possible), sit down and relax. Do not immediately grab the camera in your hands and do not start shooting immediately. Take your time! Feel the aromas, learn the structure, color and shapes.
Take a look around, try to find a few possible frames around you, without moving. It works for me! Visualize possible pictures and imagine how everything will look together at the end of the photo shoot.
Take a look around, try to find a few possible frames around you, without moving. It works for me! Visualize possible pictures and imagine how everything will look together at the end of the photo shoot. Continue reading