5 tips to photograph flowers!

It’s spring time and flowers are starting to pop up again. That makes for lovely nature walks and great photo opportunities. Whichever camera you bring, flowers are photographed best if you keep these 5 tips in mind.

1. Choose an interesting point of view

In their every day lives people perceive the world from their, on average, 5.2” high eye height. When taking a photo, make sure to use a different point of view to make things less ‘every day’. Sit on the ground, or lift your camera high up, to get a whole new view of the world. Play around with different points of view.

2. Choose timing

A photo of a flowerfield is as good as the quality of light you capture. Start very early or later in the day beautiful, blueish lighting conditions. These colors appear in the hour before sunrise and the hour after sunset. That’s why it’s called the ‘blue hour’, even though it doesn’t necessarily last for an hour.

Photo: Albert Dros 

Do you prefer warmer, yellowish colors? Photograph during the ‘golden hour’ (also not necessarily an hour, so get your timing right). Warm colors appear in the sky in the hour after sunrise and the hour before sunset.

Photo: Albert Dros 

In the middle of the day, photographing flowers is a bit more difficult due to the harsher lighting conditions. Shadows get very dark, colors are not necessarily most interesting. But, if you make a bit more effort choosing the right points of view, you can make awesome photos during the day as well.

Photo: Albert Dros 

3. Is the horizon straight?

Okay, when it’s actually meant to be crooked, and the photo is executed perfectly, a crooked horizon could, in theory, be good. But when shooting landscapes, a crooked horizon is a definite no-go, if you ask us.

  1. What do you like?

When hanging that beautiful Xpozer Print on your wall, you’ll want it to match your interior. If you don’t like green, photograph the flower petals. Don’t like blue? Leave the sky out of the photo. Make conscious choices when shooting, so you’ll end up with a perfect masterpiece on your wall.

  1. Take high quality photos

Your camera settings allow you to choose the quality of your photos. For example, you can choose to shoot in RAW+JPEG/JPG or JPEG/JPG only. When you plan to edit your photos afterwards, choose RAW+JPEG/JPEG. If you don’t edit your photos, choose JPEG/JPG in the highest possible quality. Read your cameras’ manual if needed.

Do you happen to shoot a cultural themed photo, like tulip fields in the Netherlands, upload it in our new Photo Contest and win an Xpozer 4Pack!

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