Sunday, 7 October 2012

Depth of Field in Floral Photography

An informative article on using depth of field in floral photography from Digital Photography School, by guest contributor, Christine Havill.

Nearly every person who has held a camera has been drawn to and experienced the pleasure of photographing a flower. Most photographers however, or so I have found, deem a flower shot to be a ‘cop out’ shot. Flowers are pretty and so a photo of one will be pretty right? wrong!

A floral photograph can make for a striking, artistic and moving image. From colour popping close ups , to a sad broken rose on a memorial bench to the wedding bouquet that means so much to the bride. And although the subject matter is either meaningful, emotional or just simply beautiful, if your settings are off the photo can be appalling ruining the capture.

Follow the link to read the rest of the articleDepth of Field in Floral Photography 

Here are a few samples of photos of flowers I have taken feel free to leave a comment.

Fuscias in Garden
Eryngium bourgatii
Asiatic Lily Yellow Joy
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Photographing Flowers: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis

Capture stunning macro floral images with this gorgeous guide by acclaimed photographer Harold Davis. You'll learn about different types of flowers, macro equipment basics, and the intricacies of shooting different floral varieties in the field and in the studio.

Harold also shows you techniques in the Photoshop darkroom that can be applied to flower photography to help you get the most out of your images.

Beautiful and authoritative, this guide to photographing flowers is a must-read for every photographer interested in flower photography. Photographing Flowers will also win a place in the hearts of those who simply love striking floral imagery. 

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