This floral photography series I created for The Art of Beauty Blog showcases the types of flowers that capture the soul and personality of the owners.
You can go here to see my floral photography.
Floral photography isn’t just about flowers. It’s about people, too. So don’t be afraid to share your style of flower photography and use it to bring your personality out in your photographs.
Flower photography is so much more than flowers. And there is a special kind of floral photography that you are not allowed to share with the world, that is called “flower-y.” Flower-y is when the photographer is using flowers and flowers only, to capture a person’s personal floral style. These photographers are in a very difficult spot because they are not allowed to use any of the flowers in the photos of their own families.
Flowery photography is very hard to do, it is often a case of taking the flower yourself, and getting it to look the way that you want it with little input from the photographer. There is a lot of freedom for flowery photographers, but it is very time consuming. And that’s why I love flowery photography. The flowers that I choose, the flowers that I take, can be whatever I want it to be.
If you’re not familiar with the process for taking flowery photos, here’s a link to a tutorial by our friend and neighbor, the lovely and all-around great and talented, and always fun, Rachel B.
Photographers, you can get away with a lot of things that you won’t find in a professional studio, but flowery photography is definitely one of the easier things to do. I’m not talking about using flash or lighting the flowers up, but taking a photograph of them. It’s just as simple as that.
It is the simplest of things, however as with any art form there are certain rules that need to be followed. Its easiest to get away with it when youre a beginner. It just takes a little patience and practice. Thats where my advice is. It really does take a lot of practice. No one wants to be told they need to learn how to take a flowery photo.
I have to admit I didn’t think of that when I first started taking photos, but now that I think about it, I think there is a lot to be said for having patience. The flower is so small, and all you need is a camera, a few minutes, and a few flowers. There are lots of free apps for iOS that allow you to take beautiful flowers and make a decent photo.
You might think that taking a flowery photo is a pointless exercise because you can’t really put anything in the photo besides the flowers themselves. But that’s just not true. If you take a flowery photo, it’s going to be a better photo because you have a wider depth of field and you can use the camera to make the flowers look more real.