Do You Know the Tips and Tricks to Flower Photography? The change in seasons indicates the best times to photograph flowers. Photographers will have their cameras ready during these times of the year.
They might head to the garden, florist, or supermarket to photograph blooming blossoms.
Capturing flowers close-up using macro techniques tend to produce the best pictures of flora. Flowers in close-up manner show its details in a picture which shows a sense of intimacy to it.
The Right Photography Tools
The tricks and techniques one can use to capture an extremely stunning and beautiful picture of flowers is by using the right methods with the right photography tools.
Using the perfect photography tool with the right method of using it plays a very important role at influencing the way that certain image will turn out. One of these tools is lenses. There are many types of lenses, each with its own pros and cons.
One of these tools is lenses. There are many types of lenses, each with its own pros and cons.
Macro lenses are the perfect lens when photo shooting flowers. Most macro lenses can capture a life-size magnification when taking pictures in a close-up manner. The len’s focus ring has a series of numbers imprinted on it. These series of numbers indicates the minimum to the maximum focus distance.
‘Standard’ focal length macro lenses keep the focal length in mind when choosing lenses, such as the EF 180mm Macro.
Short focal length lenses are convenient to carry around as they are small and light. This makes it very handy. An example of these lenses is the EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro. This lens has to be positioned very closely to the subject to get a life-size image.
The effective focal length is 96mm when shooting with a Canon EOS 50D or Canon Digital Rebels because their APS-C sensor and resultant 1.6x crop factor.
Cons of Close-Up Shots
Nevertheless, you are still required to capture close-up shots to get a life-size image. The cons to this though is that you might scare away insects like butterflies and ladybirds which you might want to include in your pictures. Also, you may cast a shadow on the flowers while attempting to take close-up shots.
How Can I Get Life-Size Images Without Having Go Close-up?
One way to solve both these problems is to use telephoto macro lenses such as the EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM. These lenses have a longer minimum focus distance which enables you to capture a life-size image of flowers without having to get too close to flowers, thus will not spook insects or cast shadows on flowers. Even so, telephoto lenses are not as convenient for they can turn out to be larger in size and heavy. Getting a tripod will help you out with it.
I hope this article was of great use to you. Try it out and let me know. I myself have improved my photography skills when photographing flowers when I applied the above tactics. All the best with your flower photography attempt!