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How to compose flowering plants?

#1. Keep it Simple Cherry tree flowers are beautiful. Branches, sticks and leaves... not so much. With cherry tree blossoms, compose simple shots. Try looking a bit closer. #2. Evaluate Focus and ...
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How to compose flowering plants?

Bokeh One of the aspects which is lacking from your photos is bokeh. In all three photos, and especially the last two, the background is too sharp; I imagine that the photos were taken around 𝑓/5.6. ...
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How to compose flowering plants?

And today it's a bright, sunny day, the sky is a brilliant blue, and there's not a cloud in sight. One tricked I picked up along the way is an overcast sky can be the best situation for capturing the ...
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How to shoot a flower sharp in a light breeze?

The only thing you need is a fast shutter-speed to freeze the motion. How fast depends on the breeze and magnification but 1/2000s or around that should be good. Magnification is how big the flower ...
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What equipment would be best for a new photographer, interested in macro nature photography?

Your requirements - extreme close-up work and auto-focus - won't always be compatible. Extreme close-up work, or macro photography (work in which the image captured is larger than the object itself) ...
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How to compose flowering plants?

You had bright sky as background against the flowers. And you did not isolate flowers too. Isolate the flowers. Use lens at longer end. Keep aperture number low. Bokeh gives that special look to the ...
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Purple/violet and blue mixture lens effect around Lobelia Erinus flower

From a camera review: The camera app offers AI scene recognition - you'll see a small icon when a scene is successfully recognized, and the software will tweak all settings accordingly. Food, snow, ...
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How to choose focal length (35/40/50) for flower and plant product photography?

I would choose a 50mm f/1.8 lens for such product photography. It has 45cm shortest focus distance. At this distance, the frame is 21 x 14 cm. I think it's about right for 10 cm high products. A ...
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How to choose focal length (35/40/50) for flower and plant product photography?

The Nikon D3500 sports an APS-C size image sensor. This sensor measures 15.6mm by 23.5mm. Lenses for any format revolve around the corner-to-corner (diagonal measure) of the camera’s imaging chip. For ...
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How to compose flowering plants?

Photographing flowers is no different than photographing anything else. Without a clear subject, your photographs will be rubbish. Assuming you already know how to compose a good photograph, just ...
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