Garden photography tips: how to take professional pictures of plants

Garden photography tips: how to take professional pictures of plants

Shot of the Day

Shot of the Day

Clive says
“This is a great shot of a Grape Hyacinth (Muscari) that features accurate focusing, a good choice of a fast shutter speed to prevent movement in the subject and a wide aperture to blur the background.

“These settings, when combined with Sam’s ‘bee’s eye’ view of the subject have created a stunning shot. The only improvement I would suggest would be to wait around for some delicate evening backlighting.”

Sam says
“This was one of the first shots of the day and it opened my eyes to the world around me. The wind was a bit of an issue as the plants kept moving, so I needed a relatively fast shutter speed.

“The lighting was also rather dull, so I compensated by using a wide aperture (such as f/2.8), which in turn created a nice depth of field. I love the hues of blue and purple against the green background, which remind me of a Monet painting. I’m also pleased with the focal point on the flower head.”

PAGE 1: Meet our professional photographer and apprentice
PAGE 2: Garden photography tips for during the shoot
PAGE 3: Final garden photography tips from our professional photographer
PAGE 4: Our professional photographer’s recommended gear
PAGE 5: Shot of the Day

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