Who doesn't want to create stunning flower photography? But, how do you get to 'stunning'?
Can you consistently create a technically correct image? That means the exposure and composition you wanted, not just a one-off. Great, you're a star... but, hold on, that still doesn't make your photo fabulous. You know your basic photography theory... check. You know all the bells and whistles on your camera... check.
Great start. Now what?
To be successful, a photo has to be engaging. Just like writing a story. No one reads a boring book, no one cares about a ho-hum picture. It must build an emotional connection with the viewer.
Then, an image must be inspiring... If we inject emotion into our photographs, we have a magical opportunity to teach and influence people who see our images. You may not think of yourself as a teacher but you are, every time you share your photos with friends and relatives, seize the opportunity to teach something they didn't know. Inspire them to garden more, visit a distant alpine meadow, learn photography and photograph bees in the lavender bushes.
So, a stunning photograph is technically correct, engaging and inspiring.
To photograph nature, we have to go out with an aware, inquisitive mind. And If you're looking for a more peaceful, connected life,
flower photography may be exactly what you're searching for.
Mastering the art of photography requires energy and a commitment to learning. And even though you have to understand the theory and technical aspects, those are only part of what makes great photographs. The rest is intangible, intuitive... and calls for focus, consistent practice and a fun-loving attitude. And you have what it takes.
We need to become more aware about the poisons we're feeding this earth and how they're killing off the pollinators, like the butterflies and bees, which are responsible for our diverse food supply.
A camera is a tool to teach us about the flowers, the animals and insects that are all equally important members of our natural world.
On the internet, video rules. That's because it engages our eyes, our ears and embraces our emotions! A super way to tell your story and you'll use all your photography skills like exposure and composition. I know you can do it... it's not as difficult as you think and it's fun.
And you don't need to build an hour's documentary... keep it short and sweet, one or two minutes will do.
Watch this video so I can share some of photography with you. As a bonus, I tucked in a few videos within the video! The whole picture show is just shy of two minutes... I hope you'll watch it. Full screen is best.
When I first started, I was so nervous ... like I was going to blow up the computer or something! I persisted in hours of learning and practice and I just kept getting better and better at creating beautiful art from my flower photography. Would you like to learn to turn your photos into art?
So, pick up a few ideas here to make your next bouquet speak in poetry for you!
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The process of flower photography is MEDITATIVE. Everything in the garden... the birds and their songs, the water features and garden art, the plants themselves, create an environment that tickles and exercises all our senses.
As nature photographers, our goal is to create stunning, engaging and inspiring photographs that teach and encourage others to tend to all of Mother Earth as they would their own small garden.
Maybe you can't get to a garden today. No worries, there's always a flower nearby. Even one tiny flower is a captivating subject through a camera lens. A delicate little flower pushing up through the concrete and reaching for the sun has its own story of strength and courage!
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