Creative pictures of flowers: how to shoot and edit flower photos for extra impact

Creative pictures of flowers: how to shoot and edit flower photos with extra wow factor

Every photographer has taken pictures of flowers at one point or another. Flower photos are enduringly popular subject matter because their colours, shapes and textures add so much impact to your photo compositions.

But a few simple tweaks to the way you set up and compose your pictures of flowers, as well as the way you edit your flower photos in the digital darkroom, can dramatically increase their visual appeal. Here’s how it’s done.

Spring photography tips: how to photograph flowers in the wild

Spring photography tips: how to photograph flowers in the wild

Taking pictures of flowers in a controlled environment such as still life photography, or even in the confines of your garden is one thing. But learning how to photograph flowers in the wild presents a whole number of new challenges. In this quick guide we show you how to think about the light and how to experiment with the look and feel of your pictures.

Photoshop effects: add reflections to pictures of water drops

Photoshop effects: how add reflections to pictures of water drops

Photoshop effects are often used to correct problems, but in this tutorial we’ll show you how you can use it for more creative endeavours as we improve a macro shot’s content and composition. In the start image, we can see a hint of the petals’ reflection in a water droplet. In theory, we could have positioned our camera to try to fill the droplet with background flowers, or even waited until the other droplets got larger to add more interest. In practice, we can take control over these elements more quickly and effectively using Photoshop to create reflections in pictures of water drops.