Macro Flower Photography



The other day I had an Email from a blogger, on the Blogger platform who I have known for a great many years.

She wanted to know how to take flower photographs the way I do.

I asked her a few questions about the gear she was using and what setting she was also using in her photography.

I remember not so long ago struggling with these sort of shots myself, I so admired them, to me they were beautiful.

So I did some research and studied the way other people took these wonderful shots, and that was when I discovered,

You need a Macro Lens to do this.

But not only a Macro Lens, a good sturdy Tripod, one that will take you all the way down to ground level.

A shutter release and a little imagination, and of course the right lighting conditions.

Shoot using manual settings, I use an aperture of 5.6 a lot, but sometimes f22 works really well for sharpness and lots of detail.

For a real dreamy shot you could shoot with an aperture of 3 or 4.

Focus on a focal point near the front of the image and away you go.



When you follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while waiting for you,

and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living.

When you can see that , you begin to meet people who are in the field of your bliss, and they open the doors to you.

I say follow your bliss and don’t be afraid , and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.

If you follow your bliss, doors will open for you , that wouldn’t have opened for anyone else.

Joseph Campbell.





16 thoughts on “ Macro Flower Photography ”

  1. Gorgeous image, Karen. Macro is quite challenging but I love the way I get lost in the process of focusing, framing and mining the details of nature. You have a fabulous eye and ability to make wonderful close-ups.


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