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From time immemorial people pay special attention to flowers. What can explain such a great love for plants? It's simple: the flowers are beautiful. They delight the eye, gently stir the soul, bind our hearts to the homeland. Our ancestors also worshiped the flowers, believing that this creation of nature was represented by God.
The role of flowers in human life is enormous. They are part of all living green nature, thanks to which we have the opportunity to breathe clean air. In the end, the vegetation that adorns our Earth is often called a light planet.
How to photograph flowers?
Of course, many will now think: "Why such a simple topic is devoted to an entire article, which can be said in several lines." Flowers are almost immobile, they have bright colors, grow on their own, but grow. However, not everything is as simple as at first glance, you might think.
Remember yourself: what did you photograph initially?
Correctly! Cats, dogs and flowers for sure. You were sure that you shoot perfectly, because the background is so beautifully blurred, and the bouquet itself can not just look bad in photos - it is bright and attracts the eye!
However, most of the photos of the time are boring and do not convey the mood and contrast that you actually see. It follows that the image must be properly processed.
You can not shoot the flower from above
More precisely, you can, but the pictures are often ugly. Although there are good photographs, if the composition is thought out. When we walk in the garden or in a field amongst the plants, we usually observe them from the top down - this is the usual angle, which looks in photographs as banal as the pictures of the children from above. It is necessary to sit down and even lie better on the ground - the picture will acquire completely different ideological shades.
The viewer begins to see an unusual approach in your work. And even one flower, which used to be an ordinary donor of pollen for bees, appears in another light - in photography, it begins to live a life that you did not pay attention to before.
Always try to remove at least the level of the fetus. This function is little taken into account by amateur photographers.
For example, tulips and poppies can be photographed from the ground. I mean that in the image you can see the angle from the bottom. This rule does not apply to all colors, but it looks great.
Use zoom lenses
In the end, there is no need to use only lenses to shoot portraits or a macro ring.
Zoom also has its advantages:
Inflorescence can be approximated, as you need. It will be nice to look at the picture on which the bouquet fills almost the entire frame.
In doing so, you can easily blur the background, focusing on the core of the plant. To do this, you need to maximize the aperture of the lens.
It is desirable to leave in focus only one flower or inflorescence, in which the kidneys are located a short distance from each other. Thus, we get the only main subject of photography, to which the viewer immediately pays attention.
I'm sure that most of you have ever searched for samples of bouquet photos online to repeat them yourself and wondered how professionals make such stunning close-ups. This is all, as you already guessed, in macro-lenses. With these devices you can get a one-to-one photo.
Time for color shooting
It's a nasty day
This time it is considered excellent for shooting not only beautiful plants. Shadows on a cloudy day are weakly expressed, the natural light is rather scattered, as the sun hides behind clouds. The colors in the images are obtained, as we see, without distortion from direct sunlight.
Advice: it is better to shoot in this case in the morning or closer to the evening. How to photograph flowers, if you are advised not to take pictures in the bright sun? Take the angle in which the natural light is behind the inflorescence - so you can get a beautiful background.
During dinner, you should not take pictures, as horrible backdoors appear. Also, make sure that your shadow does not fall on the object.
Shooting after the rain
At this time, the bouquets are especially beautiful. The photo should be fixed during the cloud, but not during the rain itself, otherwise there is a chance to spoil the amateur camera - professional cameras in this respect are more protected.
Do not remove from the usual perspective.
To get a really original shot, do not photograph the flower from the height of its growth. A flower shot from above is unlikely to surprise anyone, because all passers-by are so used to seeing flowers. To get an interesting picture, you have to squat and even crawl in the flower beds.
Work with white balance
White balance is a setting that can be easily adjusted in a graphic editor, so the photographer decides when to do it correctly: when shooting or during processing. It is often important to catch a ray of light, which in a minute can be hidden by clouds, so it's best sometimes to take time to take an interesting picture and already in the process of adjusting the white balance.
Shoot with natural light in the "time mode".
To shoot flowers in nature, do not use a flash, they flatten the frame. It is better to use a golden reflector that gives a warm shade to light up the dark sides of the flower. The sensitivity of the light in this case does not necessarily bully above 100, since in the open air there is always enough light, even in cloudy weather. On sunny days it is best for shooting ranges: an hour after sunrise and an hour before sunset.
Take many shots.
It is worth twisting around the flower to show all its beauty from different angles. Try to look at the flower from different sides, find the perfect pattern and see it like no other
Warm time. In the fields and in the meadows carpet flowers are big and small. Dazzling white and bright blue, orange and red, yellow and blue, like the sky. Most of them are small. One flower in the dense grass, we would not have noticed. But these are only thousands!
Wild flowers are beautiful!
Chamomile, cornflower, chamomile. All these flowers are amazing. They are bright and very beautiful.
Sometimes you just want to go on the field and collect a large bouquet of amazing wildflowers!
All the flowers are beautiful in their own way, but the wild flowers differ in their simplicity and remain beautiful.
How many poems and songs of poets are made up of modest wildflowers. They are not as luxurious as orchids, but about field flowers - chamomiles, bells, other flowers, so many legends and legends are written, so many songs about them about them ...
Anyone who has ever seen a flowering field can not forget this wonderful sight: a solid carpet of flowers and grasses that swirl from the slightest breeze. And what a smell - it is impossible to convey in words, flowers are heated in the sun's rays, and it seems that the smell is only intensifying.
Colors of wildflowers are also very diverse: yellow, white, purple, crimson, bright blue and many others. One color does not even have analogs among other colors - it's cornflower blue. You can not find it anywhere, a small amount of artificially obtained flowers has the same color, but in nature there is no such other.
Field flowers are many, according to scientists, there are about five hundred thousand species, although only 290 of them are described. Most wild flowers have medicinal properties that have been used since ancient times. The brightest representatives: a camomile, a cornflower, a bell, a purple dog and many others.
In recent years it has become very fashionable to grow wildflowers on personal plots. Some species are even used to create lawns. The most popular among the gardeners are bells, daisies, poppies. Currently, cornflowers are practically not planted, instead they are a comfrey, which has not only cornflower color, but also pink, white and some others.
The beauty of wildflowers is natural.
The beauty of wildflowers is natural. Let it not those flowers which people put in greenhouses which give magnificent flower beds. But placers of field flowers are treasures of nature, generous gifts of spring and summer.