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5 Ways To Shoot More 'Arty' Themed Flower Images

Give your flower images a more abstract, arty theme with the help of these 5 top tutorials all about flowers and plants.

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As we are well into spring now and flowers are rapidly starting to take over gardens, we thought we'd carry on with the flower photography theme but this time we're taking things indoors and are adding an arty twist to the scenario. Have a read of the tutorials, have a go at the techniques then why not upload your results to the ePHOTOzine gallery?


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1. Photographing An Arty Flower Shot

5 Ways To Shoot More 'Arty' Themed Flower Images: Lily


The location for this shoot was a living room, making most of the light pouring through the window. Direct sunlight is too harsh for this work so the set up was placed away from the window. A macro lens is ideal for this subject and it's always a good idea to mount your camera on a tripod for stability. Use a remote release, if you have one, to fire the shutter and if your camera has it, the mirror lock-up facility can also help minimise any risk of camera shake. 


2. Photographing Flower Blooms With A Lightbox

5 Ways To Shoot More 'Arty' Themed Flower Images: Flowers

In this article, I want to share my techniques for using a lightpad and one of the best uses for the lightpad is to help create a high-key look for your photographs. I started with a dead Hydrangea bloom; I removed the delicate petals from the stem and placed them in a random pattern on the lightpad.  Then, I turned on the lightpad and by doing so I could see the veins in the petals.


3. Abstract Flower Photography Tips

5 Ways To Shoot More 'Arty' Themed Flower Images: Lily


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. Plus, it's a technique you can try all year round as you can just buy your flowers from the supermarket when there's none showing their heads in your garden.


4. Five Top Tips On Low Key Flower Photography

5 Ways To Shoot More 'Arty' Themed Flower Images: Flowers


Photographing a flower head on a black background is a simple but effective way to make yourself a piece of wall art. The bright petals against a stark, dark background make a vibrant image that wouldn't look out of place on the shelves of stores that are designed to fill your home with accessories and decorations.


5. Flower Photography With A Difference

5 Ways To Shoot More 'Arty' Themed Flower Images: Flower Photography

When you think of flower photography your first thoughts will usually be of shots of a single head taken from an overhead angle or a cropped in shot that focuses on the shapes and colours of the flower. There's nothing wrong with these shots as they do work well but for something different, take a look underneath the flower head.


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adrian2208 19 437 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2019 8:24PM
angryrebel 16 16
10 Apr 2020 1:11PM
The lens takes the picture thus I havw a Nikon D800 and a Zoom-Nikkor 24-70nn f2.8 and a Leica M Monochrom with a few M lenses from 21mm to 90mm. My 50mm is from 1956. Therefore I am taking a few chances to have the best lens possible

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