Spring floral macro photography
I don’t think there is a compex rule in shooting flower macros. All you need is a good macro lens and maybe a steady tripod and shutter release cord and the basic understanding of exposure. I used a Nikkor 60mm f/2.8 macro lens here and no matter what aperture I set I still get sharp photos. I have to mention my lens here to make a point.
Also I needed to use a speedlite (flash) to somehow cut the ambient light to emphasize the subject more.
Since I was using flash I had to choose exposure bias from -5EV to -1EV in every shot. Without doing this the image will be over exposed. Most of the photos here I used -1EV, this was the result of experimentation. That is the beauty of digital you will have instant feedback.
We went to Longwood Gardens here in PA to join the flower photographers. There were macro photographers there with big lenses, probably a 105mm or 200mm. That is for serious macro work. The advantage of these big macro lenses is that you don’t have to be so near to the subject to focus.
I did not have to do heavy Adobe Lightroom work because the colors were just right out of the camera.
The weather was overcast when I shot these flowers which in my opinion was the right condition. Shoot flowers in the shade not with the sun right above.
Happy April 1st everyone,