Affinity Photo - professional photo editing with 50% off!

Flower Photography With A Difference

Look at a flower with new perspective and shoot from underneath.

|  Flowers and Plants
 Add Comment

Flower head

 

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.

 

What Gear Do I Need? 

Any camera with a close-up mode will be fine. If you're using a DSLR you'll need a good macro lens and consider using a tripod if you have a model that'll allow you to adjust the centre column and legs so you can work from low angles more easily. 
 

Which Flower?

Flowers where the petals are translucent will produce better results and if you have a flowerbed that's sheltered from the breeze head for it as if you're working in the open, even the tiniest of breezes can create blur in your final shot. If you don't have any beds hidden behind walls or hedges try using a piece of card to shield the flower from the wind or use a PLAMP to keep it still.
 

Exposure Tips

If you're shooting against a blue sky you'll usually need to allow for at least one stop extra exposure otherwise the flower will appear as a silhouette. If you're working against a dark background, such as a hedge, you won't need to do this as the camera shouldn't have any problems getting the exposure correct. Make sure you use the smallest aperture you can too to prevent blur creeping into the edges of your shot.
 

You've read the technique now share your related photos for the chance to win prizes: Photo Month Forum Competition

 

Support this site by shopping with one of our affiliates: Amazon UK, Amazon US, Amazon CA, ebay UK, Save 10% with Eversure Insurance.
*It doesn't cost you anything extra when you use these links, but it does support the site, helping keep ePHOTOzine free to use, thank you.

Other articles you might find interesting...

12 Tips On Photographing Crop Fields Creatively
6 Ways To Challenge Yourself & Improve Your Photography
8 Techniques To Improve Your Garden Photos
Top Tree And Leaf Photography Tips
5 Tips To Improve Your Public Garden Photography
How To Take Creative Shots Of Dandelions
3 Top Tips To Improve Bluebell Photography
25 Flower Photography Tutorials To Help You Perfect Your Flo...

Comments


Luddha 3 Australia
14 Apr 2019 8:10AM
One from a couple of years ago:

292505_1555225780.jpg

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.


Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.