When photographing flowers and trees, depending on the type of shot you're after, some of the Smart Filter options available on the Samsung NX30 and other smart cameras will help you to achieve a more original and creative image. Here are four Samsung Smart Filters that will help you to add a different slant to your flower and tree photography:
Selective Colour -
This mode enables you to isolate colours, either red, green, blue or yellow, and make everything else black and white, which can make flowers of certain colours and greenery really pop out from the shot. It's ideal to use if there's a group of flowers you're photographing that are all the same colour.
Miniature mode enables you to give your image the effect of a shallower depth of field, enabling you to make a flowerbed or group of flowers look like tiny model versions of themselves. This technique will work best when you're high up, perhaps of flowerbeds and patterns in gardens from far away. Including other factors like people or cars in the shot will help to highlight the scale.
If you're looking for a completely different approach to flower photography, then using the negative filter
to give images the look of a film negative will produce some interesting results. Negative mode will make the lighter parts of your image dark and vice versa, meaning your flowers will take on a totally different feel, dooking dark rather than their usual bright and happy colours. This is an ideal effect if you're going for a slightly eerie, spooky look.
When shooting one single flower, or a cluster of flowers when there are distraction objects that can't be avoided in the background, then a vignette can help to minimise the overall effect that this will have on the image. Vignettes make the corners of your image darker, drawing the viewer's eye to the centre of the image where the main point of interest, in this case a flower, will be.
To find out more about Smart Filters available on Samsung cameras, take a look at the Samsung website