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How To Take Great Pictures of Flowers


posted on 12th of march, 2017

The photo (below) in this post of the Snowdrops in my backyard turned out very well. (See the full frame photo in my portfolio). But, it wasn't necessarily going to happen without a bit of planning before snapping the shutter.

Here are a few simple steps to consider when you are walking by a nice setting of flowers in order to increase the chances of taking a great shot.

If you simply photograph the flowers from waist height you would find that the angle is too high and the distance too great. Even if you got down on your knees the shot shown in this post would have been ruined by a background of garden mulch and then a chain link fence behind the flowers that existed in the real scene.

I remembered learning about building a photograph by beginning with the background. In this case I wanted...

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Comments (9)

Posted by Husky29 on March 17, 2017
Thanks for the helpful tips
best regards
Posted by Dgiglio912 on March 16, 2017
Congratulations. I love taking flower shots. Like the black umbrella. Very helpful.
Posted by GWHughes on March 16, 2017
Thanks for your comment. I used f 7.1 with two images combined to make all of the flowers sharp. This would have made for a messy background of mulch and chain link fence, which is why I placed my black umbrella behind the flowers for a smooth look.



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