Thursday, 22 November 2012

Photography Ideas for this weekend... photographing flowers


I shot this with a single flash positioned at 9 o'clock and falling just in front of the flower to create a graduated soft lighting effect... then in post production I got a little creative...
 So its that in between season here in Canada... summer ended, the fall colours are gone and there is no laying snow on the ground.

While there are awesome photographic opportunities outside... wildlife, landscapes, atmospheric fog, etc... most people tend to hibernate at this time of year and lose their creative flair and only take the camera out for holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas...

Here is an idea... go to the local flower shop or grocery store and grab a bouquet of flowers... give them to your spouse or significant other and tell them you love them... that just might get the creative juices flowing later when you go to bed... but that's for a whole other type of blog... LOL

After the flowers are in the vase, grab a few and take some photos of the flowers... with a solid background so that the flowers pop.

You can take some macro shots, try selective focus, play around with your editing software... the opportunities are endless...

Oh... and to add a little bit of pop to the photos... grab a spray bottle and give the flower a few squeezes of the water bottle... as you see below, the added water drops are a nice effect.