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Nine Most Popular Flower Photography Techniques Posted On ePz

We list the nine most popular flower photography tutorials posted over the last year.

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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 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.

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. So, before you head out of your door, consider our alternative approach to flower photography.

Flower Photography

Low Key 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.

Low Key Flower Photography

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. In this article, ePHOTOzine member Alison M (Cattyal) shares her tips on using macro lenses to shoot floral abstracts.

Abstract Flowers
Photos by Alison M (Cattyal).

Photographing Spring Flowers

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.

Indoor Flower Photography

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.

Indoor Flower Photography
Photos by Alison M (Cattyal).

Creating Zoom Blur Flower Heads

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.

The Master
Photo by Stewart McCarthy (bfgstew).

Photographing Flowers With Compact Cameras

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.

Close Up Flower

Flower Photography Tips – Photographing Witch Hazel

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.

Witch Hazel

Photo by Edwin Brosens -

Photograph A Flower From Below The Flower Head

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.

Back of a flower

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Stoorie 10 8 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2012 12:11AM
I've started taking an interest in shooting flowers, and will definitely use these tips to build my experience.
11 Jul 2014 11:02AM
I found lots of interesting information here. The post was professionally written and I feel like the author has extensive knowledge in this subject.
15 Jul 2014 12:26PM
It looks as if close up photography of flowers is the only way. I suppose that it is best.

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