I am quite a beginner in Photography earning by my own from various online sources. But among whatever photographs i have taken so far, i have found the having a perfect click is one of the most difficult job when it comes to photography.
And guess what, I used to think that flower photography is the easiest thing to do. What i have to do, when flower is there, background is there, colours are there; greenery is there and over all i just has to take a click only, not a big deal!
But the reality is the all above stuff i mentioned above are the reasons which make flower photography not an easy job. It’s not what just our eyes see, there are so many colours, many different backgrounds from different clicking angle, and different exposure for each angle will give you different results. If you are thinking you will get one perfect shot for a flower, then as a beginner it seems impossible from my point of view. I don’t know what flower photography experts believes, but for me you can have N number of perfect shots and much larger number than N imperfect shots too
Flower Photography Tips
I have clicked this beautiful shot in Royal botanical Garden Edinburgh during daytime. No Direct sunlight is there on the floral bud directly, although day light was quite good. I still remember this shot; to get this one perfect shot i have taken almost 60 to 70 shots. Reason is there are so many backgrounds for this little bud. My rule is i don’t review picture every time i click a shot. I take multiple pictures and then very quickly review just for checking is exposure enough. Rest of the detailed review i do on my Laptop.
So here are the my DSLR camera setting this shot
- Exposure – 1/125 sec at f/5.6
- Focal Length: 55 MM
- ISO: 400
- Flash: No
- Lens: 18 – 55mm
- GPS Coordinated – 55°57’55” N 3°12’33” W
- Filters Applied: no
- Cropping: Yes, Cropped to 16:9 for this post
- Changed Contrast/Highlights/Shadows – Yes
- Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Lens Correction: Auto
I have taken this shot with my DSL camera Nikon D5300 and as a beginner Nikon D5300 for Dummies helped me a lot to understand my camera and photography.
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