Taking beautiful flower photos is one of the most stunning factors to photography. Not only are flowers abundant, but they are the incarnation of splendor. It’s effortless to shoot a striking flower photo, although once in a while we come across a problem.
In order to photograph beautiful flower photos we first must be able to retain a goal in mind. This means we must know how we want the final image to look. A cool way to do that is to retain a checklist.
On your checklist ought to be techniques that facilitate to create fantastically clear flower pictures. At the top of your list should be what light to shoot in. (More about this in a minute). Also, it is a good idea to have a sturdy tripod so your digital camera is kept as motionless as possible. The tripod allows for sharp photos. Lastly, take photos using RAW instead of Jpeg. When you take photos using RAW you get the finest quality in your shooting and the picture will remain in good quality for a lot of years.
Photography is all about lighting, and since your flowers are in gardens, you need to observe the lighting vigilantly. If you photograph in bright sun you can possibly overexpose the shot. On the other hand you can have too much shadow areas within your photo. Both of these things can utterly ruin your flower photo.
Every now and then we shoot a flower that is sitting right in intense sunlight. We might not possess control over the light or the flowers location. (Shooting in the botanical gardens is an example.) If your flower is a cream colour, pale yellow or soft pink, then too much bright light can overexpose several or every one of of the flowers petals. When we have too much brightness on our flowers, the flower loses finer details as a result of this saturation.
What can be done about this? Go into Lightroom. Lightroom is owned by Adobe who also created Photoshop. Lightroom is an alternative photo editing program. I find it the best photo editing program I have ever used. You can try it free for thirty days at Adobes site.
Lightroom has a panel made of controls. These controls are in the shape of sliders you can move from left to right. Each of these sliders controls different aspects of light. The “Highlights” slider raises or lessens the amount of stark, bright light in your photo. “Exposure” controls how much brightness and darkness the photo has (literally controls the exposure of the photograph). “Whites” is a control that adjusts how bright your white areas appear in the photo.
In the case of an flower that has too much exposure, we want to examine these three sliders. If you want to lessen any of these aspects of the photo all you have to do is move the slider to the left. The flower photo will look less stark and have a lesser amount of harsh, bright light within it.
How about increase in the sharpening in your flower photo? Lightroom has a small panel called “Detail”. Once you open this small panel you will then see 4 controls that manipulate sharpening of the photo:
All these four sliders influence how tack sharp your flower photo is. The ideal way is to move the sliders to the right hand side until you see the picture has sharpened to an satisfactory amount. “Amount” means how much sharpening you increase as a result of changing the slider. “Radius” relates to how big the region of sharpening is. “Detail” refers to how much detail you want the sharpening to have. “Masking” just removes sharpening over the regions that doesn’t really need as much sharpening. Areas of deep black and deep blue would be an example.
Would you be interested to see how I have done this myself in Lightroom? Now you can I have done a video that you can observe at Digital Photography Secrets that shows how to complete this process from start to finish.
In order to take begin photographing take beautiful flower photos it is better to use gentle light (from an overcast day), and make use of a sturdy tripod to position the camera still. Even if you operate the auto setting on your digital camera, it doesn’t matter too much. The significant thing is that good quality lighting will give you the greatest results.