Flower photography is undoubtedly one of the most popular and varied genres of photography. One of the drawbacks of the traditional flower photo shoot is that it relies on the weather and time of year. Taking photos of cut flowers or houseplants is a great alternative that can be done any time, here are 15 tips to ensure you get the best shots possible.
With all the rain for the first part of 2014 we seem to have an abundance of moss covering most objects in low woodland areas. This is great news for photographers who love the outdoors and nature photography as it carpets everything and creates almost ethereal scenes.
Took a quick drive to a local park that has a picturesque stream running through it. It was a lovely sunny morning which only enhanced the summer feel to the day.The woodland surrounding the park seems to have been taken over by moss, must be all the rain recently :)
There are 3 waterfalls near where I live (that I know of anyway). Waterfalls offer a variety of different opportunities for photographers when it comes to technique and genres of photography. Below are the tips that I have learned and picked up from the web while taking images of these great locations.
This bridge has always caught my eye whenever I drive over the bridge in Maidenhead, a local town. The white steel work against the dark river really makes the bridge stand out and makes for a lovely image (I think) :)
Another testament to my theory that there's ALWAYS something of interest to take a photo of. After our pretty epic storms yesterday and the accompanying rain, there were quite a few snails sliming about in the garden. This offers a great opportunity to practice focus and aperture, while capturing a unique portrait of an often overlooked model :)
I've been taking quite a few shots recently where I've included strong focus on a very small part of the frame, usually a plant shoot or moss etc. This type of shot would normally mean an awkward angle to shoot from, therefore causing problems for you as the photographer. IT would also require a tripod as the focus would need to be manual, meaning tricky set up to the the extremely low angle. Luckily, there's an easier way.