Your Complete How-to Guide to Flower Photography

Flower photography feeds both my nature addiction and my creative side.  Since I'm so artistically inclined, my photos supply the raw material for some awesome photo editing time. Photoshop, Lightroom and onOne are my three photo editors of choice!

You don't need to take the entire day off to get to a garden. There is always a flower nearby. Even one little flower can be the star in a successful photo shoot.

A lot of the time I meditate before I go to scout out the best places to photograph.  After I've soaked up the energy, all sorts of creative ideas come to me for images that I think would tell a unique story about that particular garden.

Here's a short video that tells you how I feel about various flowers and several gardens throughout the world.  The majority have textures that add my own personal artistic touch.

Thanks to Bogdan Lucian for his After Effects template. Check out more of his work here. Music - Colors by Pink Zebra. If you need music for your projects, look right here.

"Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven't time,

and to see takes time - like to have a friend takes time."

- Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986)

Here's A Taste of What You'll Find Here:

  • You'll get all sorts of flower photography tips to improve your skills.  
  • The Spiritual Garden... There are very few places on earth that are as close to heaven as a garden. Maybe you call that force God... or you might use a different name. To me, it's Spirit! When I'm in a garden, that peaceful energy surrounds me like a warm, comforting blanket. 
  • Ok, so butterflies aren't flowers... but they have been called "flying flowers". No garden's complete without them.

They're quick, so "flutterography" is a bit different from flower photography... I've got tips to help you capture them - on camera that is!

(Video is a super way to snag these little beauties.)

Butterfly photos are fun to edit with textures and frames, like this Scarlet Mormon!

  • The Digital Darkroom is the virtual space I love to live in! If you're  nervous about editing your photos, let me help! I was born in the days of the typewriter and I sweated every time I fired up a computer.  So, if this gal can do it, you can, too!
  • Every month or so, I post a cool new flower and garden wallpaper. Drop around to the wallpaper page and download a new one!
  • You'll discover Botanical Gardens from all around the world right here! I'll show and tell you about some fabulous gardens and give you the opportunity to share your favorite botanical gardens with us.
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  • You might think film photography has gone the way of the dinosaurs, but you'd be wrong! Film is still in use and after you scan a negative or slide, you can take it into the digital darkroom. I still love the look of film.
  • Black and white photography is so cool... and very classy! Need some advice about turning a colourful world into monochrome?

  • Garden Tours... If you love to travel and you're yearning to improve your flower and garden photography, my international garden tours are for you! Join me and a small group of photographers for a travelography experience in a far-away garden, or perhaps, right next door to you!
  • Flowers have a language all their own. They've always been symbolic. Pick up a few ideas if you want to create a bouquet with a special meaning!
  • You can also try your hand at some photo crafts. There's not much point in taking all these gorgeous flower and garden images if you can't show off your flower photography.

My goal is to help you with your photography skills and show you how to improve your flower photography. 

So let me know if there's something you love here, want more (or less) of,  or tell me what's missing. 

There's a Comments Section at the bottom of every page. Leave me your thoughts for making my website even better!

And one more thing; please share this site with other flower photography enthusiasts!

 Thanks so much!

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Beautiful and delicate coreopsis with raindrops. The colours of autumn. 

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