Free Workshop How To Shoot Like a PRO With Your DSLR
It’s no secret I love photography, and a quick glance around Click Love Grow will reveal what it is I love to photograph most!
Naturally, I do happen to think my own kids are pretty gosh darn cute, and when I was first learning my craft they were definitely thrown in front of the camera for my educational purposes!
Some days, however, I find a far greater joy in photographing scenes that are still, and flowers, yes I love those! Theyʼre filled with colour, and texture, and are fun to arrange into gorgeous images.So as a little introductory piece here are my top three favourite subjects to photograph!
Mostly my own – and as a photographer I donʼt do it often enough! Bbut occasionally Iʼll wrangle a visiting friendʼs babe from her arms and have a fun shoot! Grandparents, aunts and uncles all live interstate from our girls, so I make sure the grandparents are kept well up to date with images!
Iʼm a wanderer at heart and staying anywhere for too long gives everyone in our family itchy feet!
When weʼre away I love to take time out and shoot the details, capture the scenes and be able to tell a story of where weʼve been.
I sneak out at sunrise when its peaceful and still. Plus Iʼm an extrovert, remember, so nothing brings me more joy than blogging our holidays and sharing with the world.
Flowers & Cakes
So its not just that flowers stay still, donʼt whine and require no payment (choc chips are the going rate!).
I adore taking photos of flowers and other flora because it enables me to get in close, pay attention to the smaller details, and experiment with composition.
I also love cakes… and they fall into the same category for me… although are a little more effort to arrange. Storyboards are a great way to share all the details.
Flowers are the perfect practice muse because theyʼre easily acquired, theyʼre fun and pretty to compose into a shot, and most importantly they stay still and wonʼt get cranky!
Find soft light somewhere in your home or garden and start practicing on flowers, watch how the light falls and start using your camera settings for different effects.