One of my favorite subjects to photograph is flowers. There are so many different kinds that vary in size, shape, color, and texture. I feel like each flower has its own personality. Another great thing about flowers is you can photograph them almost anytime and anywhere, from garden flowers to wild flowers to store bought flowers. You can even photograph them inside during winter months! So I am going to share with you the many different ways I like to photograph flowers in a 7 part series of posts. At the end of the series you will have the chance to purchase my ebook which will include even more information, images, tips and techniques.
Let's start off with the fun of macro or close up flower photography.
I typically will photograph my flower close ups in one of two ways. One way is to shoot with a deep depth of field and try to keep everything in focus. I often use this when shooting the intricate center of certain flowers. Another way which is what I do most often, is to use selective focus to highlight one specific part of the flower and leave the rest a smooth blur.
With this flower I had the bonus of a grasshopper!