Avoid windy days – Even the slightest wind is a problem when you are trying to take sharp flora photo. So check the weather forecast and if it is going to be a windless day, plan to find some nice flowers to shot! It also seems to be much less windy earlier morning, so plan to get up early!
Experiment with weather conditions – Dew drops add impact to your photos. Some of the best flower photography moments are after shower of rain, you will find the overcast sky and the raindrops on the the flowers a perfect set up. If want to create this raindrop effect, many photographers will bring their own water in a spray bottle to create this effect.
Use a tripod – not only do you get more steadiness, which will help you photos be sharp, but it will also slow you down. Which will help you really look at the flower. You might ask yourself these questions: Is this the best flower? What is the best viewpoint? Is there a more exciting way to look at this flower. Take your time, the slower you are when taking flower pictures, the better the images. Take time to Check the background – look at what is behind the flower, you don’t want any distraction in the background.
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Now get out there with your camera and shoot some flora