Photographing Your Garden

One of the most popular gifts this season was a digital camera, and gardeners are probably just itching to take pictures of their prized flowers. Rob Cardillo has some very important tips to help you take better photos of your flowers.

Photographing Your GardenThere are no specific rules just some simple things to do to maximize the quality of you pictures.

Lighting is the most important, Cardillo says, “It will enable you to make an extraordinary picture of an ordinary subject.”

The best light for a the garden is usually at dawn or twilight. Of course, if it is overcast you can take picture at any time of the day. It is best to avoid bright sunlight as it washes things out.

It is also a good idea to take pictures with three, five or other odd numbers of flowers. Odd numbers seem to make things easier for the eye.

A tripod is one of the most important tools that you can use for taking pictures of flowers. It will keep the camera stable, which will give the background of your photos more depth.

But Cardillo says that no matter what tips you follow, the best trick is to as many pictures as possible. Only when you have taken 10,000 pictures will you know how to take a truly good shot.

[Via: The Philadelphia Inquirer]

Photographing Your Garden was last modified: January 10th, 2009 by admin
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