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Use Selective Focus And Blurred Foreground To Eliminate Distracting Backgrounds

From the Perfect Picture School of Photography

ArticleAdorama TV Techniques and How-Tos - by Bryan Peterson, July 1, 2013

When composing a portrait or isolating a subject with a shallow depth of field, it is easy to forget to check on that background and make sure that it isn't going to take attention away from your subject. 

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TAGS: flowers,  bokeh,  depth of field,  blur,  bryan peterson,  flower 

3 proven flower lighting techniques for beautiful macro photography

Which flashes will help you capture the best shots

ArticleMacro Photography Techniques and How-Tos - by Allen Rokach with Anne Millman, May 23, 2012

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Flash-lit flower close-up photography can be beautiful if you have the technique; now let's look at the gear you'll need to pull this off.

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TAGS: canon,  flash,  flowers,  ring flash,  flash diffuser,  flower,  flash modifier,  Focus on Macro Photography 

What Everybody Ought to Know About Flash for Fantastic Flower Photography

Improve upon natural light by adding flash

ArticleMacro Photography Techniques and How-Tos - by Allen Rokach with Anne Millman, April 19, 2012

Learn how to properly use flash when doing flower photography and discover unlimited creative potential. Plus: Learn about botanical gardens and aboretums where you can shoot beautiful flower photos!

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TAGS: macro,  flowers,  macro photography,  flower,  Focus on Macro Photography 

Tame Natural Light for Fantastic Flower Photography

Tips for lighting macro and close-up flower photographs

ArticleMacro Photography Techniques and How-Tos - by Guest Author, April 4, 2012

If you can see a flower, it is a source of light. With flowers, this visible light originates elsewhere — with the sun (natural light) or an artificial light source — and is reflected by the flower.

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TAGS: macro,  flowers,  macro photography,  flower,  Focus on Macro Photography 

Destination Holland: Focus on Flowers

If you enjoy photographing flowers, 2012 is the best year to visit Holland.

ArticleOutdoor and Travel Techniques and How-Tos - by Allen Rokach with Anne Millman, January 18, 2012

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Yes, it's the middle of winter, so why talk about flowers? The Floriade, a gigantic floral exposition which happens every 10 years, will take place this spring in Holland. It's time to make travel plans!

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TAGS: DSLR,  landscapes,  travel photography,  tripod,  macro,  flowers,  macro photography,  scenics,  flower 

Clean Composition—AdoramaTV

You Keep Shooting

ArticleAdorama TV Techniques and How-Tos - by Bryan Peterson, November 28, 2011

Bryan shows us the difference between a macro shot and a GOOD macro shot. Watch as he uses a wider aperture to clean his compostion.

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TAGS: photography,  macro,  flowers,  macro photography,  bokeh,  colors,  composition,  photography tips,  photo technique,  photography tip,  backgrounds,  photo tips,  flower 

Creating Contrast with a Flash—AdoramaTV

You Keep Shooting

ArticleAdorama TV Techniques and How-Tos - by Bryan Peterson, November 7, 2011

Adorama Photography TV presents You Keep Shooting with Bryan Peterson.

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TAGS: light,  flash,  flowers,  lighting,  off-camera light,  outdoors,  outdoor lighting,  outdoor photography,  lighting technique,  flower 

“Glowing” flower macro shots

A how-to tip from an online macro photography course that's only being taught once this year!

ArticleMacro Photography Techniques and How-Tos - by Bryan Peterson, May 27, 2011

Since many of the yards and parks are full of flowers throughout the northern hemisphere, I wanted to share a really cool flower photography idea with you!

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TAGS: flowers,  macro photography,  flower,  Focus on Macro Photography 

Control Depth of Field in Macro Photography

Multiple shots plus Photoshop gives you focus flexibility

ArticleMacro Photography Techniques and How-Tos - by Diane Miller, May 9, 2011

I love to shoot macro, especially of flowers.  As I focus on a macro subject I am always enchanted by the soft background due to the very shallow depth of field I see through the viewfinder at macro magnifications.

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TAGS: photoshop,  flowers,  flower,  Focus on Macro Photography 

The Kitchen Table Studio

John Becket clears off dinner...and gets his creative juices flowing

ArticleLighting Techniques Techniques and How-Tos - by WebPhotoSchool , May 3, 2011

People starting out in photography sometimes say, "If only I had a better camera..." or "If only I had a better lighting system...". They often blame their results on the fact they don't have a studio. It's not the camera, lights or the studio that matter so much as how well you use your imagination.

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TAGS: macro,  flowers,  macro photography,  lighting,  studio lighting,  lighting technique,  flower,  Photoflex 

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