5 top tips
For those of us who are flower enthusiasts now is the time to get outside and delve into flower photography. If your camera has been gathering dust this winter, now is the perfect time to get yourself and your camera outside to enjoy the sunshine and the flowers and make some beautiful images! Before you head out with your camera here are my 5 top tips to taking better flower photos:
1) Using light
Overcast days are best because soft, even lighting is perfectly suited for creative flower photography. Soft lighting preserves the natural colour and texture of the petals so that the true beauty of the flower is captured complimenting the delicacy of the blooms with no shadows or harsh bright spots which makes it easier to get a good exposure. Direct sunlight can be too harsh for flower photography, creating burnt-out colours and harsh shadows which removes the delicate nature of your flowers.