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Nature Tales issue #15-- Taking Flower Photos Part 2 of 5
June 27, 2008

Tips and Tricks For Taking The Best Nature and Flower Pictures You Have Ever Taken


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June 27, 2008 Issue #15

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Table of Contents:
  • Taking Flower Pictures Tip #1 Lighting

  • Wisdom Flash - The Thomas Messages

  • Nature and Flower Pictures - Coming Soon

  • Latest Download - Make Your Conten PreSell

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Tip Number One - Consider The LIghting

Welcome to week two of Taking Beautiful Flower Photos.

The first consideration in taking beautiful flower pictues, is the lighting. Flowers do not generally photograph well in the uninterrupted light of midday though they may appear absolutely lovely to the human eye under such conditions.

The finer details of petals, stamen and leaf textures will be washed out and eliminated from the photograph by such brightness. If a photo session in the early morning or early evening is impossible then a filter of some sort will need to be used to diffuse the sunlight over the flower.

The perfect time to photograph flowers are on overcast or cloudy days, but if a sunny day is the only option, alternative methods of capturing the beauty of flowers in a photograph can be used.

One method of reducing glare from a sunny day is the use of filters. Filters can be purchased as accessories for most cameras. Or you could get a little creative and place yourself between the sun and your flower. Be careful with that one though, because you could end up with a partial shadow that will have to be cropped out.

Bet you never thought you would be wishing for cloudy days, did you? Some of my favorite picture taking time is after a rain and before the sun comes back out.

See you next Friday for tip number two in the series. Considering the background in your flower photos.

If you would prefer reading the entire article now, you can find it here.

Wisdom Flash - The Thomas Messages

These wisdom flash moments are brought to you by Conscious One. They bring together many famous teachers and authors.

If you are ever in need of a little uplifting, just pull up any of these wisdom flash videos and watch. They are put together with beautiful nature and flower pictures and uplifting words.

This weeks wisdom flash is by James Twyman of The Thomas Messages. I hope you love it as much as I did.

Click Here to enjoy The Thomas Messages (opens in new window)

Coming Soon to Nature and Flower Pictures

Many of my friends and family are wonderfully talented artists and photo enthusiasts. As a way of honoring their gifts I will be opening Nature and Flower Pictures for content and photo uploads.

I look forward to the opportunity to share your work as well. Be sure and watch for the new "upload" button coming soon to Nature And Flower Pictures.

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