The day after Valentine´s Day
February 16, 2012
I hope everyone had a nice Valentine´s Day and you got some pretty flowers because that’s what we’re talking about today.
To make your bouquet last forever take some nice pictures of it! I love to shoot flowers, they are beautiful objects and you can arrange them easily the way you want it.
Here’s a little tutorial on how to shoot flowers! That’s right, even flowers can be a challenge.
- Find a natural light source like a window and place your bouquet in front of it.
- Use an open lens. There’s nothing better! Also it creates a nice blurry backdrop.
- No flash! Avoid hard shades.
- I like to use a Macro lens so you can get very close.
- Try different angles! Sometimes a low angle looks better than a classic bird’s-eye view.
- Having the light source in the back makes some flowers almost see through. Play with it!
- Details! Find an especially pretty flower or even one that is already withering. It can turn into a great shot.
- Dark spots should be avoided. When your bouquet looks to dark lighten it up in Photoshop. It makes a huge difference.
- Don’t wait too long. Unfortunately flowers wither pretty fast so make sure you shoot while they’re still fresh
- Water drops make a nice fresh appearance on flowers. Just spray some Water on them. It’ll instantly gives a fresh look
Let me know what you think and which angle you like most! I’m excited to hear your opinions.