Flower photography

I am doing an online course in flower photography this month. The first lesson has been on that essential ingredient – light. Where is the light? Ahead? Behind? From the side? It makes a huge difference when photographing flowers.

Another aspect is White Balance. Moving the camera’s setting away from Auto changes the colour of the light considerably.

All these photos were taken with my 105mm Nikon macro lens, using a tripod.

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Helibore with side lighting

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Daffodil with back lighting

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Cyclamen

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Snowdrops after rain