Four rules I always remember when shooting flowers or other foliage outdoors.
- Cloudy or overcast days work best to provide soft even lighting for flowers.
- Control your depth of field by using Aperture Priority (Av) mode.
- Make sure your shutter speed is high enough to freeze any motion caused by the wind.
- Shoot low to capture those unusual angles.
Copyright © 2009 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 50D set on aperture priority (Av) using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM hand-held. The exposure was taken at 105mm, f/4 for 1/180th of a second at ISO 100 on Lexar Professional digital film. Post capture processing was done in Lightroom 2 using Nik Software’s Color Efex Pro filters. Click on the image above for a larger version.