I hope you were able to get out and try some close up flower photography after my last post! Today I will be talking about wide angle macro photography. This is a fun way to shoot if there is a large group of flowers, or if there is something in the background that you would like to include. It helps tell a story about the environment surrounding the flower. For this technique you will want to use a wide lens such as 35mm or wider.
This rudbeckia looked like it was twirling, and I wanted to show that it was in a field with other flowers. I used a 35mm lens close up with a wide aperture. This helped show it's environment without distracting from the main subject, the stretched out petal. Grab your wide angle lens and experiment!