Thursday, 3 September 2015

"Red Tears" Tulip, Sydney Royal Botanical Garden

A friend from Ello who's follow my post regular ask me how to take better photo of flower. And here was my suggestions below. I though I do a post on my blog so other people could benefit. It's just what I have learnt from other photographers and out in the field shooting flowers.
With flower shots or any macro shot, the background is the most important. Check your background when you take a flower shot next time and your flower photo will improve. Overcast day is good or very cloudy day is good as well.
Spray some water on the flower makes wonderful photos as well. But I rather go on a rainy day or just after the rain where you get the natural droplets otherwise you can bring a water sprayer and spray some water onto the flower. Hope that help with your flower.
If you're going to buy a macro lens, try to buy the 100mm or higher. It is easier to control the background that way, A 50mm macro is short and you have to be very close to your subject. Or use a super telephoto lens 400-600mm as long as you can focus close to your subject you could do some amazing shots with it. Or buy a Iphone, it can focus really close as well.
This was additional that I though might be useful for my blog. But more importantly, try to enjoy the flower as it in full bloom. Don't shoot like crazy, slow down enjoy the moment, get close and have a deep breath in the essence of the flower. It isn't it lovely the aroma? If you have allergy to flowers then try to rebuild you body so you can enjoy Spring. That's for another subject altogether but we're naturally should enjoy flowers as if it was the good old days in the "Garden of Eden".