Floral Photography Tips

Hopefully these Floral Photography Tips will help you get prepared for the Spring and Summer arrival of some of natures best - FLOWERS! We will offer a few tips and point you in the direction of several articles by professionals that should add to our suggestions and provide you with example photos.

The tips for taking photos of Flowers is much different if you are thinking of up close or distance.

Close Up or Macro Photography

One of the nicest things about Floral Photography is they never complain about being photographed, they love to pose and they never have to "get ready."

The most difficult thing about Floral Photography is that they are normally outside and subject to movement due to wind and you have no control over the light. Well, maybe you can gain some control over those factors.


To correct for movement, use a tripod for your camera to avoid you own movement. If their is wind when you are trying to photograph, can you take the flower inside, or shelter it from the wind with some thing or some one.

Quite by accident, I discovered that if I purchase flowers for my own yard, I like to get some macro shots of them just before I plant them. This gives me the ability to move them while they are still in the pots to any location for control over lighting and wind. I still use a tripod or something to brace the camera on.


Lighting may be something you will have to wait for, but morning and afternoon, rather than mid-day, make for better photos. Mid-day on a sunny day just seems to wash everything out and create lots of shadows. Overcast days are wonderful for any Flower Photos.

Here's an article by Marion Owen with some great ways to manipulate the lighting for your Floral Photography.

Add Interest

It's always nice to see a great photo of a flower, but what if you can capture one with a butterfly, bee or another of natures' creatures in the photo of on the flower. You may have to wait, but it will be worth it.

Here's a link with some great photo examples by by Darren Rouse from the Digital Photography School.

And another from Darren Rouse on using a Point and Shoot Camera for Macro Floral Photography.

Here is another article with Floral Photography Tips by Richard Seah who gives some great ideas about lighting, shows what a change in lighting will do and also some Photoshop adjustments.

Here are some Alternative Floral Photo Tips from Brian Auer that might be lots of fun to try like Black and White, Double Exposure, Abstract and looking for flowers in all the wrong places.

Here are some tips on Bouquet Photography from the TableTop Studio LLC.

And Last but certainly not least - probably the best find of the Floral Photography Tips search - 100 Creative Floral Shots.

Distance or Landscape Floral Photography

If you are taking landscape type photos of flowers, say in a field, try to get something other than just the flowers to give some perspective to the number of flowers. Is there a tree, a road or path or a structure that you can include in the photo. Is there a mountain range, river, lake or shore that can be included for interest.

I hope some of these ideas and articles about Floral Photography Tips will help you get some great floral pictures for your scrapbooking.

Scrapbook-Advice.com Tip: Floral photographs can always be used as an accent on just about any Scrapbook Layout or used as a great card front for your own greeting cards.

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