Flower Photography Tips

Flower photographers are a very special kind. They can capture the beauty of flowers relatively easily. The characteristic of flower photography is that every flower you shoot will be different. Whether it is the difference in color or shape, it can make your work more beautiful. is a unique existence. Learn some techniques for shooting flowers, which can better improve your photography level.

From indoors to outdoors, if you only use natural light or flash, the camera’s lens selection, aperture, shutter speed and IOS settings need to be adjusted. If you use a wider aperture, with a macro lens, it will give you a very shallow depth of field, with only one slice in focus. Shooting indoors or in a studio with a tripod gives you control over the background, and stillness means you can successfully use smaller apertures for greater depth of field and slower shutter speeds for good exposures.  

When you’re shooting outside, you may want to blur the background to keep it from affecting your subject, and use a fairly fast shutter speed to prevent motion blur. ISO can be used to get the correct exposure. The farther the subject is from the background, the more blurred the background will be. The closer the camera  is to the subject, the shallower the depth of field.

1、Drops of water

If you’ve ever been lucky enough to catch dew or raindrops on a flower, you know how amazing it looks. If you don’t have natural water around, a little spray with a spray bottle will do the trick. Water droplets can make the flowers look more delicate and beautiful.

2、Show motion

If the wind blows the flowers and plants when shooting, you can stop the lens a little, use a slower shutter and a tripod, and capture the moment when the wind blows the flowers to obtain different images .

3.The sun

When the sun is very low in the sky, usually around sunrise or sunset, it is easy to capture the backlight of the sun. When the flowers meet the backlight, the petals will appear in a translucent state. At this time, the shooting will give Your work brings a different feeling, and the scene will be projected into a warm light .

The flowers are illuminated from the side by sunlight, and the different textures on the petals of various flowers can be clearly seen.

4.Cloudy day

Don’t feel bad if it’s cloudy when you’re shooting flowers. Cloudy clouds on an overcast day are like a huge natural softbox that can provide you with wonderful soft light. Shooting on an overcast day allows for shade-free flowers.

5.Dark background

With the right lighting conditions, you can make your flowers look like they’re emerging from an ocean of darkness. While this is easiest to do in a studio with flash, you can also manage it in bright natural light. So make sure the flowers are lit, not the background, and then highlight the flowers.

6.Avoid cluttered background

Even with a shallow depth of field and a blurred background, distractions can still distract your subject. Do your best to make sure the background in the natural environment is as uncluttered as possible. This is fairly easy indoors when you can use a blank wall or background, but outside, look for monochromatic foliage or other flowers that will provide a nice colored backdrop but won’t take away from your chosen theme.

To help avoid clutter and distracting backgrounds, shoot from a low angle and towards the sky. A low-angle shot can give you a great background of other flowers around a particular subject, and a different perspective on them, making for an interesting image .

7.Fill the frame

To avoid distracting backgrounds, get very close to your subject and completely fill the frame with your flowers. When doing this, don’t be shy about snipping off the edges of the petals. It will create stunning intimate photos.


Leaving enough negative space around the flower really draws the viewer’s attention to its delicate structure and vibrant color and puts it on full display. Minimalist compositions are often easiest to achieve in a controlled environment, but you can also do them outdoors. You just have to look for the right flowers with the right background.


Golden hour will provide beautiful soft light for flower photography, but sometimes that’s not enough. You may not be able to shoot in the morning or evening, or your subject may be obscured. In this case, using a reflector to bounce some light back into your flowers or adding some flash to boost the shadows are your best bets. Ring flashes are easy to use, especially for macro shots, but off-camera flashes can do wonders. Start with a low power output, as you may find that all of your flowers need to shine, without being completely dazzled.

GVM recommends a light and easy-to-use photography light for you:


RGB On-Camera Video Light

This is a professional RGB video panel light, composed of 80 SMD lamp beads, with a 7W high-power light. 2000K-5600K, RGB color, warm and cold dual color temperature can be adjusted at will, bringing various creative inspirations to creators. RGB on-board video light, mixed with SMD red, green and blue lamp beads, output adjustable light, suitable for different types of shooting.

Suitable for various scenes

It can be used in daily lighting, outdoor photography, fill light, photography studio and other scenes. Bring different colorful fill light, play with colors, and easily create various scenes.

For example, a GVM-7W pocket light can be used to photograph perfume. Place the 3 lights on the left and right sides of the product and in front of the product to fill in the light, and you can easily take a stylish perfume blockbuster at home by yourself.

Lightweight material

Made of aviation aluminum alloy, the heat dissipation effect is better. Equipped with a glass cover to protect the lamp beads, prolonging the service life of the LED lamp beads. Built-in battery, fully charged can be used for about 4 hours. You can also mount the diffuser on the light by aligning the magnets of the soft diffuser with the magnets on the light. Makes the emitted light softer.