We take a lot of photos of our flowers for social media, and our customers who visit Blue Gables Farm love to shoot photos here.  Why wouldn’t they? Flowers are a beautiful and popular subject for photography. They can be photographed in a variety of ways, from close-ups to environmental portraits.

Tips for Photographing Flowers

  • Choose the right flowers. Not all flowers are created equally when it comes to photography. Some flowers are more colorful and vibrant than others, and some have more interesting shapes and textures. When choosing flowers to photograph, look for ones that will stand out in your photos.
  • Pay attention to the light. The light is one of the most important factors in flower photography. Soft, diffused light will create the most flattering photos. Avoid shooting flowers in direct sunlight, as this can create harsh shadows.  Low angle sunlight in the early morning or late afternoon can have a dramatic effect on photos.
  • Pay attention to the surroundings.  Declutter the background and choose a vantage point that has a pleasing background.  There is nothing worse than a beautiful flower with trash or a rusting car behind it.  And consider using a portrait setting that will keep the subject of your photo in focus and blur the background to limit distractions.
  • Use a macro lens. A macro lens is a special type of lens that allows you to take close-up photos of your subject. This is ideal for flower photography, as it allows you to capture all the details of the flower’s petals, leaves, and stamens.
  • Experiment with different angles. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different angles when photographing flowers. Get down low to the ground and shoot from a worm’s-eye view or get up high and shoot from a bird’s-eye view. You can also try shooting from the side or from behind the flower.
  • Use a tripod. A tripod is a great way to keep your camera steady when shooting flowers. This is especially important if you are using a macro lens, as even the slightest movement can blur your photos.
  • Edit your photos. Once you have taken your photos, you can edit them to improve their look and feel. You can adjust the brightness, contrast, and saturation of your photos, as well as crop and straighten them.

Additional Pointers

  • Look for flowers that are in bloom. The best time to photograph flowers is when they are in full bloom. This will ensure that your photos are as colorful and vibrant as possible.
  • Ask people who will appear in photos to wear plain and preferably dark clothing that will not compete with the flowers they are pictured with.
  • Avoid photographing flowers that are wilted or damaged.
  • Be patient. It takes time to get a good shot of a flower. Don’t be afraid to take your time and experiment with different angles and compositions.
  • Have fun! Flower photography is a great way to capture the beauty of nature. So relax, enjoy yourself, and take some beautiful photos of flowers.

We hope these tips help you take great photos of flowers! Please post your best shots and tag us so we are sure to see them!