Creative Flowers - Part 6
The next technique we are discussing is great for adding a painterly look to your images, and it can be used with just about any type of nature or landscape, not just flowers. The idea is to use a slow shutter speed to create a small amount of blur. There are two ways to do this.
Try this effect on fall color. This is a tree in my yard that I photographed on a windy day when it was at peak color.
Creative Flowers - Part 5
Today let's have some fun with multiple exposures. This is very similar to the double exposure technique, except there will be three or more images and you will keep them all in focus. This technique works really well when there is a lot of small colorful flowers. With each image you rotate or move the camera a bit in a certain direction to create a swirl or trail of flowers. Then combine them in software (or in camera if yours allows it). You can also defocus your last image to add that dreamy look as well. You can create some fun designs with this technique, so experiment and try different things. No two images will look the same!
This is not just for flowers, you can do this technique with other subjects as well.