The most awaited time of the year has come. It is finally the time to come outside and enjoy much awaited sunshine. This is the time when flowers begin to bloom, and people start to attend to their plants with gardening tools.
To photography lovers, it is the time to get their camera handy to capture the lovely spring flowers spread all over the place. In this article, we will tell you a few tips that are surely going to assist you to make the most out of flower photography in this spring season.
Capture pictures of flowers on any overcast day
If you are thinking of capturing flower pictures, then choose a day when the sky is clear and white. Such background is best for flower photography shoot. The soft light that the sky accentuates enhances the beauty and the delicacy of flowers in a remarkable way. There are no harsh bright spots, and shadows that make it a lot easier for obtaining a good exposure.
Use of backlight
Backlight is one of the features that make flowers to glow. This kind of light is excellent especially for flower photography. You can see such light when the sun is in front, lighting a flower from behind. Due to the translucent nature of flower petals, backlight makes a flower to shine.
It is necessary that we capture backlit flowers during the day time when the sun is closest to the horizon. It will then cast nice warm on the remaining areas of the image also. Backlight will enable you to seize a few light rays from filtering via the trees.
Consider the condition of wind
Wind acts as a spoil sport when you want to photograph flowers. So, the simplest way that you can do is to avoid doing photography in the morning time when there are very less possibilities of wind. If even after avoiding wind, you find windy conditions, then you can use cardboard or a reflector to form a block. Another thing that you can do is to bring that flower inside your house.
There are several ways to get closeup view of pictures of flowers that we love. What you can do in such a case is to use a telephoto lens and then zoom in. Ensure that you consider the minimum “focusing distance” of the lens. To solve this issue of minimum “focusing distance” issue, you can make use of extension tubes. These tubes are basically hollow tubes that are placed between the lens and the camera.
These tubes displace the lens away from the sensor of the camera that enables the lens to aim on close objects. A close-up filter can also be used that acts as a magnifying glass and attaches itself to the rear end of the lens. The last thing that can be done to resolve the problem of minimum “focusing distance” is to use a dedicated type of macro lens that comprise of the ability to aim on objects that lie near to the edge of the lens.
Anyone can capture photos of flowers, but there are a few tricks and tips that will make your flower photography all the most special and extraordinary. So, the next time when you plan to click flower photos, follow these tips.