Nature Photography – Glow

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.

Glow

Glow
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.

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