My fine art nature picture gallery consists of creative compositions and perspectives that highlight the beauty of the finer details of Arizona's vast landscapes.
These fine art nature photography images capture southwestern plants and wildflowers in bright, up close and intimate perspectives that will stand out in any environment. The unique combination of earthy green tones and vivid bright colors delivers stunning wall art prints that please the eye. With their colorful and beautiful blooms, flowers are often seen as symbols of joy and pleasure. However, different types and colors of flowers bring unique meanings. Some flowers are seen as symbols of friendship and purity. But it isn't all about flowers. In this gallery you'll find wonderful compositions of leaves, moss and other growing things in many different perspectives.
Want to take better flower pictures for yourself? Here are 13 tips to take better flower and nature photos.
1. Try Photographing Flower Fields
Consider looking at the bigger picture. Try shooting a whole flower field, instead of capturing a single flower.
2. Try Indoor Flower Photography
To make flower photography easier, try shooting indoors first. This way, you don’t have to deal with all the variables of shooting outdoors.
3. Liven Up Your Pictures With Butterflies, Bugs, or Water Droplets
Include butterflies or insects to make your macro flower photography looking more natural.
4. Keep the Background Classic or Make Your Own
When taking photos of flowers, you want your subject to stand out. You need a blurry and simple background. The easiest way to get this result is to position your camera as far away from the background as possible.
5. Light Up Your Flower Photography With Fill Flash
The best time to take photos is before and after sunrise in the morning or around sunset time in the evening. This is when you can get the most ideal light.
6. Try Different Perspectives for More Unique Shots
Don’t just stick to eye-level shots. Strive to be unique and try different angles.
7. Compose Your Shots Like Portraits
Creative flower photography can be challenging when it comes to composition. Where do you place a single flower in your frame? How about a group of flowers or a flower field?
8. Bring a Helping Hand
A helping hand can be your best friend for macro photography. This tool has two adjustable arms with clips. You can use it for a variety of tasks.
9. Try to Minimise Shake
Due to the lens’ shallow depth of field, photographing flowers is not recommended when it’s windy. A small breeze alone could throw off your focus, so choose a place that’s calm enough.
10. Use Focus Stacking for Your Flower Photography
Despite using a small aperture, your lens will still produce a relatively shallow depth of field. This is due to the close shooting distance. And it will lead to some blur in your image.
11. Use Single Point Focus for Sharper Photos
Focusing can be challenging due to the shallow depth of field produced by your macro lens. Even slow movements can throw it off.
12. Learn How to Keep Your Subject in Focus
It can be challenging to keep the focus because you have to take photos at close range for macro shots.
13. You Don’t Need a Macro Lens
If you have the budget, a DSLR camera with a macro lens will make flower photography easier. The result will be high-quality flower photos with lots of details.
Want to take better macro photography? Check out my macro photography blog post A Closer Look at Macro Photography for tips and information.
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