While the blossoming and blooming plants and flowers in your garden only transform it to maximum brilliance for a few weeks a year, it is easy to capture the amazing transformation if only to look back and sigh with nostalgia. However, there are passable photos and great photographs. If you want to take great photos of your garden instead of merely passable ones and show off your garden in all its glorious beauty to the best effect, using photography hacks and tips to get the best photos of your garden is your best bet. Indeed, you don’t need an overly expensive camera to get great photos as you can achieve this using your smartphone.
1. READY. STEADY. SHOOT.
By holding your camera or Smartphone steadily without shaking or jerking, you can be able to easily see what you want to capture in the garden. The main plant or flower attracting you in the garden should be the focus of your camera.
2. PROXIMITY, PROXIMITY, AND PROXIMITY.
Taking garden photos does not mean standing at its periphery, and encompassing the whole of it in your picture. On the contrary, a great garden photo is one that is intimately focused on the blooms, plant or another attraction.
3. USE AS MANY FORMATS AS YOU POSSIBLY COULD.
By shooting using horizontal, vertical and using different orientations to see each shot in a new light, you can get many great shots each better than the last. Wide angles, close ups and medium shots with some element of zooming in will help you get the diversity that you should look for in your photos.
4. LIGHTING IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTORS – USE IT OR LOSE IT.
Early morning or evening offers great lighting for cool shots. It is why sunrise and sunset photos are so beautiful in an ethereal sort of way. Using this lighting to your advantage will help you capture the best photos of your garden. The lighting is soft, natural and diffused which is why you should avoid flash. An overcast day provides an even better lighting lending your garden photos the dramatic effect to make them even better.
5. PLOT YOUR BACKGROUND WELL.
It can be fuzzy or sharp and soft color or loud such as a light subject against a dark background. The background determines the focus of your garden photo.
6. TAKE THE SUM OF ALL THE ATTRACTIONS YOU WANT TO FEATURE AND INCLUDE THEM.
While you may be tempted to only focus on the flowers, including other attractions such as trees, bugs, leaves, the mulch ground, rows and beds, structures and vegetables will make your photos charming and endearing. It goes without saying that some yardwork is necessary before even thinking of taking photos of your garden, so make sure you have all the necessary tools that are great for landscaping and other yard work before doing so.
7. WALK YOURSELF OUT IN THE MORNING DEW.
Another reason to take photos in the early morning other than lighting is because the dew on the blossoms or leaves make for a fascinating image.
8. MAKE SURE TO EDIT YOUR PHOTOS.
You can use photo-editing software to edit your photos by enhancing and sharpening features and crop out distraction and noise. If you’ve been into photography for quite some time, then you know this is a necessity! Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a lot – there are a lot of great free photo processing programs out there that can do the job just as well, and works for YOUR purposes – after all, not everyone needs the full Photoshop suite, right?
These are just some of the many hacks out there – do you know any more? Feel free to share it with our readers!