Photographers are drawn to photgraph nature, the emergence of spring of fields in bloom are portfolio musts. To capture truly stunning natural flower photos. The light just after dawn and before dusk provide the best light for just about any kind of outdoor photography.
Wait until sunset to shoot large fields of flowers, the light is golden and will render your subject much better than the harsh light of the day.
No matter what lens you have, you can take good flower photographs you don’t necessarily need a macro lens. Telephoto lenses (100mm-400mm) work very well to isolate a single flower against a colorful background of flowers. Because of the lens’ inherent ability to view shallow depth of field, it’s easy to focus on one flower in the foreground and let everything behind it turn into a wonderful out-of-focus colorful softness. Consider a shot with a narrow depth of field and blur out green leaves or other colored flowers.
If you don’t have a macro or close-focusing lens, then find large flowers to shoot and move in as close as possible. If you decide to take closeup photos, be sure to use a tripod. As the tripod will stablilize the camera ensuring all your shots are sharp and crisp.
Fill the frame with flowers. If you’re photographing daisies, then fill your frame with daisies don’t include the garden hose, the chainlink fence, dead sticks or other debris in the snapshot. Locate dense masses of flowers to shoot, so that you can fill your frame with flowers. You want boldness, not tentativeness.
Cloudy days are great for flower close-ups using a little fill from a reflector or flash. If it is extremely cloudy you may have to wait for more light. When taking close-up photos of flowers, be aware of the camera’s limitations.
Consider a different approach. Look at flowers from a bug’s-eye view. If you’ve got a wide-angle lens (anything from 14mm to 28mm), try setting the camera’s self-timer, place your camera face-up inside a bush of flowers. The result can be quite interesting as the long stalks of flowers rise above your camera into the sky, giving your viewer a bug’s-eye view of the outside world.
Patience is a virture, capturing bees, hummingbirds or other insects pollinating flowers can result in amazing natural shots.