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8 Ways You Can Photograph Flowers Creatively

Make the most of the flowers currently in bloom and learn 8 ways you can capture shots of them.

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Your gardens, plant pots and local parks should be brimming with flowers by now so why not make the most of the colourful flora and head outside with your bag, tripod and camera? To fill you with inspiration, ideas and tips, we've put together a list of 8 tutorials to get you thinking more creatively about your flower shots.

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1. Low Key Flower Photography

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.

Low Key Flowers
 

2. Flowers - An Alternative Approach

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.

Flowers


3. Abstract Flower Photography Tips

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.

Petals


4. Arty Style Flower Photography

Learn how to shoot flowers in a way that'll make your shots stand out from the crowd.

Lily


5. Creating Zoom Blur Flower Heads

See how ePHOTOzine member Stewart McCarthy (bfgstew) adds a zoom blur effect to his floral shots to give them a creative twist.

Flower zoom burst


6. Photograph A Flower From Below The Flower Head

When you think of flower photography your first thoughts will usually be of shots taken from an overhead angle but for something different, take a look underneath the flower head.

Flower heads
 

7. Photographing Flower Blooms With A Lightbox

Denise Ippolito shows us how to take great shots of flower petals with a lightbox and some simple post processing.

Flowers on a lightbox

 

 

8. Nature Meets Technology For Interesting Imagery

See how Janet Walters (Chase) created her floral portraits that have a distinctive artistic feel.

Arty flower


 

 

 

 

 

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