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Nature Tales issue #16-- Taking Flower Photos Part 3 of 5
July 04, 2008

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


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July 4, 2008 Issue #16

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Table of Contents:
  • Taking Flower Pictures Tip #2 Background

  • Wisdom Flash - The Seven Wonders

  • Nature and Flower Pictures - What's New

  • Latest Download - Make Your Conten PreSell

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Tip Number Two - Consider The Background

Welcome to week Three of Taking Beautiful Flower Photos.

Step 2: Consider The Background

Background should always be taken into consideration when photographing flowers, since they are generally small items that can easily get lost in a large backdrop.

If the subject is an entire field of flowers, the photographer will need to take:

  • The foreground,
  • The sky
  • And focal point of the image into consideration,.
  • Another option is perhaps focusing on a single feature or flower with the rest of the field out of sharp focus in the background. One way of doing this is using your "macro" setting. This setting looks like a flower on your camera.

    My Thoughts on Backgrounds

    red flower macro shot

    I don't know about you, but with these point and shoot camera's it is so easy to just aim and shoot. Then you get home and right smack in the middle of your beautiful flower picture is a twig.

    Or even worse, behind the flower is an ugly trash container. It is so easy to ignore the background when you are focused in your mind on that beautiful flower.

    Believe me you will be glad you took the little extra time to make sure your background is what you really want in that picture!

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

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

    Wisdom Flash - The Seven Wonders

    As you celebrate this holiday weekend I thought you might enjoy this little tale set to music.

    Do you know what the seven wonders of the world are? I know I would be hard pressed to narrow my choices to seven. But I rather like this perspective from one child to another.

    I love you,

    Click Here to enjoy The Seven Wonders (opens in new window)

    What's New With Nature and Flower Pictures

    Brand new easier navigation and smoother look coming to Nature and Flower Pictures.

    Have a look at what the new top level pages will look like.

    • Flower Pictures has a new navigation to it. All of the upcoming pages will have this look and feel. It may take a little time but be sure and watch how we come to life over the next coming months

    I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend.

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    This publication is for informational purposes only.

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