Frankly speaking, I seldom photograph flowers and so I won’t consider myself as an expert on flower photoghraphy. The best I can do is figure out how to get the best shot.
I shot these orchid flowers with my Canon 30D camera fixed with a 70-200 zoom lens.
Perhaps, I should take the picture in the morning, not in the hot afternoon. I ask my photographer friends, and some suggested that I should use manual focusing rather set on the auto focusing mode. I should always use macro lens to shoot pictures of flowers.
I also realised the flower shot was not sharp enough and I should have used a tripod.
I have to concentrate on what I see in the viewfinder, and recompose the picture until it looks the best. And don’t forget to try vertical framing, as well as horizontal.
Examine the fascinating textures and geometries of leaves, seed pods and fallen petals.
It’s also important to know the control of depth of fields in your camera.
I don’t have all the answers to good picture shots of flowers. You have to select to photograph the most blossom flower in a plant with the best combination of form, color, lighting and background.
For those who are interested in flower photography, visit the following blogs to view yourself. It may give you some tips in taking better flower pictures.