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|Category:||Flowers and Plants|
Photographing Spring Flowers In Towns - Take your camera out in town to photograph the flora that will soon be decorating the streets.
|Taken outside a church at Hooton Roberts by David Pritchard.|
Your macro or telezoom, such as the Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro VC USD or Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD, will get you in close to the hanging baskets while a wider lens such as the Tamron AF10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Asph Macro will let you take shots of shops, roads and streets decorated with spring flora. If you don't have a wide angle lens just stand a little further back with your telezoom to create a shot with a different perspective.
As you'll be in a town centre full of shoppers a flash may be obtrusive, but one would be useful if it's a particularly breezy day as it will help reduce motion blur. A beanbag is a smaller support so won't get in the way if you need some help with keeping the shot steady and you'll also find the camera's self-timer, or if you have one, a remote release useful.
You can get inbetween the flowers and really focus on one, throwing the background out of focus with a large aperture or how about getting a flower eye view? If the flowers are in an interesting container such as an old barrel, take a step back and make it part of the feature. Don''t forget to look up for interesting shop signs with hanging baskets near them to give this popular technique a twist. Search out churches and other buildings surrounded by flowers as these can make great natural frames and don't forget to get the odd shot of an entire street in bloom – it's something our councils are very proud of after all.