Photograph flowers better: Red tulips in the morning light

The best thing about getting up early is taking pictures in the garden. The light is still soft early in the morning, the colours are balanced, deep shadows are missing. Reflecting flowers, like red tulips, which can hardly be picked up when the sun is shining, present themselves early in the morning almost by themselves in the picture.

With all nuances. Even white flowers succeed without any aids. That’s why senile bed flight has long since ceased to be a nuisance for me, but is rather useful for photographing flowers better. At noon there is still enough time to catch up on the remaining sleep. This is how you photograph flowers in sunshine. A small tutorial.


Photographing flowers better: Use natural, soft light.

Flowers can be photographed by anyone? Maybe. It’s just stupid that many hobby photographers only take pictures when it just happens. No matter if the sun is high in the sky or not. What the photographer unfortunately doesn’t consider and apparently doesn’t see are the deep shadows that bright sunlight casts on the flowers. But dark shadows are pure mood killers in flower photography. If you want to photograph flowers better, always pay attention to the light first. In the morning and in the late afternoon the light is usually pleasantly soft. Even days when the sky is only slightly covered with a diffuse veil are well suited for flower photography.

Concentrate on one leading actress

No matter if tulip, wallflower or rose: Every flower is worth to be looked at and photographed. Go closer and show the flower from your chocolate side. Not from above, but eye to eye. To do this, squat down or kneel down. The perspective makes the difference.

Make sure you have a calm, natural background.

In flower photography nothing disturbs as much as a restless background. Unnatural things like posts, fences, cars, children’s toys or paving stones have no place in a flower photo. Move your camera around your target until only a natural surface appears in the background. Whether or not you succeed in releasing the flower depends largely on your lens.

Flowers have been a part of art ever since. Have fun with it.


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