Your gardens, plant pots and local parks should be brimming with flowers by now so why not make the most of the colourful spring flora and head outside with your camera. To fill you with inspiration, ideas and tips, we've put together a list of the nine most popular flower photography tutorials ePHOTOzine has posted over the last year.
The obvious thing to do when taking flower pictures is to point your camera at the bloom, fill the frame and fire, but there's much more that can be done to add creativity to your pictures. So, before you head out of your door, consider our alternative approach to flower photography.
Photographing a flower head on a black background is a simple but effective way to make yourself a piece of art. So grab your black backgrounds and have a read of our tips on how you can produce vibrant images that wouldn't look out of place on on your wall.
The most popular approach to flower photography is to include the whole flower but by getting in very close or by choosing a less conventional crop you can create a rather exciting image. In this article, ePHOTOzine member Alison M (Cattyal
) shares her tips on using macro lenses to shoot floral abstracts.
There are plenty of ways you can photograph spring flowers so ePHOTOzine has listed a few quick tips that the beginner as well as the more advanced photographer may want to take a refresher from. We list advice on equipment choices, suitable weather, lighting and framing.
Photos by Peter Bargh.
If the weather isn't playing ball you can still shoot a few flower-themed images indoors. In this tutorial ePHOTOzine member Alison M (Cattyal
) is back, this time sharing advice on the bits, bobs and accessories she uses for flower photography.
This tutorial is more about post-production rather than photographing the flowers, however it's still a popular technique that shows how ePHOTOzine member Stewart McCarthy (bfgstew
) adds a zoom blur effect to his floral shots.
Photo by Stewart McCarthy (bfgstew
This tutorial will show you how to capture excellent examples of flower photography with a simple point-and-shoot camera. We list advice on what mode to use, if using flash is a good idea, how to pick a specimen and what time to shoot your photos.
Edwin Brosens shares his tips on photographing flowers, in particularly Witch Hazel. The flowers tend to bloom in three main colours: red, orange and yellow but don't overlook the leaves either as they contain lots of interesting detail.
Photo by Edwin Brosens - www.edwin-macrophoto.com
This tutorial encourages photographers to look at a flower with new perspective and shoot from underneath. The tutorial includes advice on what gear will be needed as well as tips on setting the right exposure.