Photographing spring flowers — tips and examples
Spring comes – probably the most bright and colorful time of year on our planet. In the spring, begin to appear the leaves on the trees budding spring flowers. for a photographer it is a true Paradise: here you and the sun shines brighter, there’s a great light, and the colors are more vibrant, and objects for shooting galore! If you like to shoot still lifes, then this article will help you to improve your technique and throw in a few fresh ideas.
Photographing spring flowers – tips and examples
To bring walks with many pictures of spring flowers, you will need multiple lenses: macro lenses, telephoto and wide angle lens. A very handy option could be a semi-professional camera end ultra-zoom. It will save you from messing with changing lenses and save a lot of time.
Shooting in macro mode, you can capture the beauty of a Bud with its petals, pistils and stamens. To increase depth of field shoot at large aperture values F10-12, but remember that the higher the value, the darker your picture becomes.
Longer lenses allow you to photograph the spring flowersthat appear high up in the branches of trees. Using telephoto zoom lens you get a clear picture of a flower with a beautiful blurred background.
Wide angle lens gives you the with increased spatial perspective. In addition to the subject you will be able to capture the myriad of surrounding objects.
Shooting spring flowers should not exclude from a frame of tree branches. Arranging the colors and pattern of the branches in the background, you will get a very expressive picture. Using the backlight you can also achieve a very beautiful silhouette shots of spring flowers. Follow the light flowers in the frame. If you need to accurately show the color and shape of the flower, use the direct rays, which are fully illuminate and minimize the number of shadows.
Side lighting will give the spring flowers a volume. If light is insufficient, it is recommended to make an amendment to the exposition, setting the compensation value equal to +0.5 EV.
Remove spring flowers from different angles. In the process of processing images you will be able to choose the best and you will not regret about spent time.
Finally I suggest you to enjoy the beauty of spring flowers. In the blog I can’t post pictures of large size in which the flowers look just magical, so I decided to attach an archive with photos of spring and autumn flowers. You can download it at: shurl/gzt. You can also use them as your desktop Wallpaper. For her I chose the, which is located in the header.
If you love to make photographs of the original collage, you will need brushes spot Photoshop. With them you will be able to give images an aged effect and make them more realistic.