I must admit that I love to photograph flowers. Last week, I spent about 1 hour photographing daffodils at the edge of my driveway. I was driving home from a networking meeting around 9AM and I noticed the light on the newly formed flowers was just right, so I quickly grabbed my camera and starting shooting. I even went over to my neighbors yard.Â Sometimes I wonder what the neighbors think when they see me lying down with my camera so I can capture different angles.Â Oh well, I guess they must think I am a photo nerd!
The next couple weeks are going to be incredible for photographing flowers in Atlanta. Here are a couple tips for capturing flowers:
- Â use a tripod, especially for closer in shot
- experiment shooting at different angles
- shoot wide open – now is the time for the nifty fifty where you can open up to 1.8
- watch for shadows that you might cast on a flower. Sometimes it is better to step back and use a telephoto lens.
Below are some of the shots I took last week.Â Enjoy!
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