Tuesday, 18 September 2012

5 Tips for Great Flower Pictures

Don't you think that we, the gardening bloggers should be able to take better, more beautiful and stunning photos as compare to cooking bloggers? Look at those cooking blogs - Tiffin Biru, Salam Dua Benua,Jintan Manis, Mamafami dan lain2 lagi blog masakan yang terkenal.di Malaysia.how nice their food photos, jealous kan..I believe most of them have DSLR (and good setting too) kalau takpun close to it..but definitely  bukan calang2 digital camera or henpon camera.

.....so keep dreaming about CANON POWERSHOT G12 

Lately I like to read and do some research on garden photography, to gain more knowledge and improve my photos inshaallah.  Camera juga kena improve tapi belum dapat improve lagi..sabar dulu..heheh.

Ok some tips on how to improve our Flower Pictures :-
(the easiest way to understand for non photographers like us -after so much googling around)

Tip 1: Lighting for Flower Pictures
Perfect flower photo (with DLSR)
It can be tempting to wait for the brightest midday sun to take your flower pictures. That's actually one of the worst times because the powerful sunlight will wash out your image, and can create harsh shadows. Instead, take flower pictures when it's overcast, or in the morning, afternoon or evening when the sun isn't as bright and overpowering. This will result in more saturated colors in the blooms of the flowers.
Tip 2: Level with the Flowers
To get unique and beautiful flower pictures, move around. Don't just stand and shoot it. Try getting on the same level with it, standing above it, or even shooting underneath it. Play with distances of how close or far away you are.
Tip 3: Focus on the Flowers
With normal digital camera
Be sure you have a focal point, whether it is a cluster of brightly colored flowers or simply one blossom. Follow the photography rule of thirds, and avoid placing your subject in the middle of the frame. Also be sure you pay close attention to everything in your frame. Watch in particular for distractions or unattractive items or lines in the foreground and background. If you encounter that, try moving into another position to shoot.
Tip 4: Keep it Steady
A potentially stunning flower picture can be ruined by something as simple as human nature: the shaky hand. Even if you think your hand is steady, you might be surprised that it does move. Try using a tripod (you can even get a mini tripod if you don't want to lug around a large one.
Tip 5: Add Some Spice to Your Flowers
Don't just shoot the flower, but also look for unique ways to capture the flower or flowers. You can try framing the flower with something natural in the environment, such as dangling vines. You can also look for insects on flowers to make for an interesting flower picture.

12 comments:

  1. bagus panduan ni. ternyata saya hanya memiliki kamera cap ayam (yang hampir hilang itu). kena ada sikit skill la kalau nggak ada uang. huhuhuii

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    1. betui tuh..cap ayam pun blh..tak perlu megapixel berpuluh2..janji kena cara dpt gak gambar elok..

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  2. Saya kurang faham tips ke-3. Apakah yang dimaksudkan dengan focal point? Kenapa tidak boleh letak bunga sebagai objek di tengah gambar? Hmmm.

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    1. Focal point - the central point of interest, What will draw the eye of the viewers of the picture picture? What in this image will make it stand out from others? What is my subject?
      you look at an image your eye will generally need a ‘resting place’ or something of interest to really hold it. Without it you’ll find people will simply glance at your shots and then move on to the next one.

      Kalau letak objek ditengah2 ..gambar boleh jadi membosankan & tidak kreatif, cuba perhatikan gambar2 fr good photographers - mostly mrk tak letak objek ditengah2..
      Actually it needs lots of ready in order to understand photography better...and not easy to explain in simple language too..hehe

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    2. Terima kasih. Nampaknya saya perlu banyak lagi praktis tangkap gambar nih.

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  3. We just bought a new camera. Tapi xsempat nak belek manual dia!

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    1. wah..good news..ongratulations.. bet after u start using it we'll see more great pictures from Bangcik and KakDah..HEEHE

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  4. wah...ummuaidann jd photographer la lpas ni...hihihi :)

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    1. yut..takler sampai jd photographer...tuh tinggi sangat..

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  5. ye lah.. bila nengok org tangkap gambar cantik2 jer, mesti terdetik dlm hati ni mesti DLSR nih.. kita punya cap ayam jer..

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    1. btul..tapi yg sy perhatikan most of the the famous cooking bloggers diorang tuh ada kamera yg ber'lensa' hebat, jika read drp entri diorang pun ada mention. untuk gambar close-up cap ayam kita taklah begitu mengkagumkan...boleh tuh boleh..nak blurry background, sharp images, susahlah sikit kan..

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  6. Ni tak sabaq2 nk bli kamera dlsr ni..hehe

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Harap maaf sekiranya jejak anda tidak mendapat kunjungan balik yea,..mana2 komen yang berbentuk pertanyaan inshaallah akan cuba dijawab sebaiknya..kalau tak sempat tuh mintak maaf banyak2lah yer..:)

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