Beautiful Flowers … And Don Charisma’s Quick Guide To Taking Nice Photos

Don Charisma

It’s amazing what one can do in five minutes on the way to the beach !

I saw these flowers and my first thought was of the lighting. Best to get the source behind one, whilst paying attention not to overshadow the subject or leave a silhouette of oneself on the ground … well unless that’s the desired effect ! Wind is another factor that comes into photography, especially flowers. If it’s windy they tend to jump around, which isn’t good for HDR photography on my iPhone because I end up with shadows. Lastly I do my best to get the subject, the flower in focus, sometimes this works … sometimes it doesn’t … so this is one of about 10 photos …

Also one has to think about what will be in the background. If there’s rubbish/trash everywhere or power cables or advertising signs or anything else unsightly then…

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