Springtime Flower Photography Tips by Noella Ballenger

Bob Grytten Photography, Lens Lugger World

Spring is the time we finally get rid of our heavy winter clothing and look toward our gardens.  As photographers, it gives us a wonderful opportunity to get close to nature and brush up on our photography skills as well as experiment with some new techniques.

Good photography always begins with good seeing.

With flower photography, it is always the blossom that attracts.  But learn to look a little more closely.  Notice the balance of the bloom and count the petals.  Start asking yourself if there is symmetry in the arrangement of the petals.   Check out the way the curve of the stem looks and the underside of the blossom. Do the leaves have variations in color and texture.  Develop the habit of careful observation and images will begin to appear in your mind.

After you have checked out the flower, the field and the plants, then start thinking like…

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