Yesterday’s blog we talked about the camera tricks for taking the best photos of flowers. Today, let’s talk about the COMPOSITION TRICKS of taking photos of flowers.
- Get down low, at “eye” level with the flower. Unique angles make flower shots more interesting.
- Look for lines and shapes, like diagonals and S-shaped curves, to give the image a flow. Use them as foreground elements to frame your main subject.
- Photograph flowers really early in the morning or just as the sun goes down for rich, soft lighting.
- Spray water on flowers for that morning dew look at any time of day.
- Place your “key” flower in a position that utilizes the rule of thirds grid for most impact.
- Work with depth of field to isolate a single blossom or find one flower that is a different color than the rest. Find one flower that is somehow different than its surroundings.