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What are some fun techniques for taking photographs of flowers?

Asked by _Whitetigress (4349 points ) July 29th, 2012

Flowers as beautiful as they are, are the hardest subject for me to take photographs of, what do you do to ensure a pretty photo?

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Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I use a spray water bottle, just for the contrast, or take the pictures in the morning. That works best for me.

aquaticeyes's avatar

I like to lay my camera on the ground beneath the flower and photograph the stem and the bottom of the flower with the gorgeous sky in the background :)

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@aquaticeyes welcome to fluther. Great technique.

aquaticeyes's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe Thankyou! Do you have a cite for your photography? I’d love to see it.. and your’s as well @_Whitetigress :)

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

No, I don’t have a site. I just do it for my enjoyment.

DrBill's avatar

I use a tripod to insure a clean sharp image

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codette's avatar

Get up close, or use a long focal length. Really nice lighting makes a huge difference. I’ve heard that cloudy days are good for outdoor photography, but you could also try “back lighting” and get a shot of sunlight illuminating through the petals. But I’d definitely say get up close, and fill the frame with your subject. Maybe even use a macro setting or larger aperture to blur the background.

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