Friday, January 8, 2010

How to photograph perfect flowers.

When you are taking pictures of flowers, you have to look out for flowers with good blossom and also take note of the form, color, lighting and background.

It needs a great deal of patients to photograph flowers.
Frame the picture, get it in focus, set the aperture, then about to press the shutter button and a breeze starts and moves the flower!

These pictures are taken from indoor in the The Kuala Lumpur Orchid Garden. The lighting is not good enough to take the best as I realised the flowers shots are not sharp enough and I should have used a tripod.

Concentrate on what you see in the viewfinder, and recompose the picture until it looks the best to you. Don’t be afraid to shoot a few extra pictures. Try different angles and different lighting. Also depict your subject from several different viewpoints.

I don’t have all the answers to good picture shots of flowers.It’s also important to know the control of depth of fields in your camera.

These orchid flowers were taken on Canon 30D fixed with a Canon 70-200 zoom lens.