Wedding Flowers Photos

Creating a cozy and romantic setting for your wedding can be conveyed through flower arrangements. It is important to leave a wonderful impression for your guests, and having a comfortable setting can be a sign of your gratitude to them for having attended and celebrating with you such an important day of your life.

Where to put your flowers
Included in the primary stages of wedding planning is evaluating the itinerary of the whole ceremony. With that determined, you can then think of how and when the flowers should be delivered for it to stay fresh and good to look at.

The venue of the ceremony, it may a church or chapel, should be decorated with the flowers of your choice while the groom and bride and the rest of the entourage go off for their make up and hairstyles at the salon. Beautiful flower arrangements should be set up in vases at the altar, alongside the aisle and at the entrance. When dealing with flower arrangements, do not forget to consider the size of the venue before setting up your wedding flowers. Photos in magazines can be your reference on how you would want your venue to be decorated.

Flower bouquets for the bride and her bridesmaids should be prepared. You can also hand out small corsages for the couple’s mothers and grandmothers. The groom, his groomsmen, the fathers and grandfather will need boutonni√®res during the ceremony.

Also, decorate the reception area with wedding flowers. Photos of wedding reception halls in the internet or in magazine can be your reference on how you may want yours to be decorated.

Natural ornaments
Nearly everyone mainly utilize as decoration are wedding flowers. Wedding Flowers Photos of various designs for wedding ceremonies can be seen in magazines and online websites. But there are some instances that you may find them inappropriate and out of place, such as having a beautiful location that needs no further decorating for flowers or other ornaments.

Candles are also one of the popular things used during wedding ceremonies and at the receptions. Candle lighting gives out a very romantic and powerful effect that is spectacular to look at. Choose a color that goes with your wedding theme.

In your wedding, you can use everything you want for decorations. Do not limit yourself from using just flowers and candles. Modern wedding receptions include water fountains and butterflies in their designs for it to be unique and memorable.

Decorating your wedding ceremony and reception is all up to you. You can keep it as plain and simple as possible, as well as very intimate and personal.

How to Take Amazing Flower Photos – A Tutorial in Macro Photography

Flowers are one of my favorite photography subject. They can’t complain if the photo doesn’t come out right. Flowers also look very different when shot from different angles and zoom levels. Explore the flower from these different angles to get completely new photos. While taking photos indoors, the 2 most important things to keep in mind are lighting and background.

1) Choose a diffused light source like a large window or multiple lamps to throw light on the flowers. Harsh lighting sources can cause the photograph to look washed out.

2) Pick an uncluttered background such as a plain wall. You can even hang a cloth at a distance behind the flowers to get a plain solid colored background. Make sure that the background is far away from the subject. This ensures that it’s out of focus and also makes sure that no shadows fall on the background.

3) Chose a low depth of field. Keeping the depth of field low will reduce the background clutter and draw attention to the flower. Low depth of field is achieved by opening up the lens wide.

Outdoors, it’s tougher to control the background.

4) Moving around to change the angle of the shot can dramatically change the background. Choose an angle from where the background is far away from the flower itself. May photographers carry a few plain cloth sheets with them to use as backgrounds.

5) Carry a Macro lens or extension tubes. Macro lenses allow you to get closer to the subject and still focus on them. Extension tubes allow you to reuse your lenses and reduce the minimum focusing distance of your lenses. Since they don’t have any optical components, they don’t harm the image quality in any way.

6) Add an insect to the photograph to make it more interesting. The best time to photograph is during early morning since the insects are still inactive due to the night’s cold and dew.

7) Rain and Dew make the flower shots more interesting. Look for flowers with dew drops on them or just spray some yourself.

Post processing of flower photos

8) You can always post process the photo to enhance it. Some of the common post processing techniques used in flower photos are cropping the photograph, increasing saturation to give richer colors, increasing contrast and brightness and adding vignetting effects. Vignetting effect is the dark shadows on the corners of the photograph’s frame often caused by the lens. Adding vignetting increases the focus to the center of the photograph.

Beginner’s Photography – How to Put the Boom Into Bloom With Fantastic Flower Photos!

For beginners, photography is a great hobby. The opportunity to go out and about, taking everything from sweeping landscapes, to stunning shots of speeding racing cars. On vacation, exploring new countries, or just having fun at the beach. However, sometimes it’s nice to slow the pace down – and the sheer pleasure of capturing a single flower, or a vast field of flowers, should not be ignored.

So how can you ensure that the flowers you see in the wild look just as lovely when you view them back on your monitor, or better still, print and frame them? Well, it’s not just a matter of simply walking past some flowers and snapping your shutter – the way you take flower photos is key to success.

There’s no doubt that capturing a flower in full bloom is the ideal. So timing is everything – you will need to know when they are going to look at their best for you – flowers like to pose too!

A key element to any photograph is the quality of the lighting. To best capture your flowers, a bright sunny day is preferred. It’s very difficult to make flowers look truly amazing in drab, overcast conditions. Not by coincidence, they appear much more at ease in sunshine.

Successful flower pictures can be taken with most modern digital cameras, but if you can use one that enables you to control aperture and depth of field, this would be an advantage. You could check out one of my previous beginner’s photography articles on controlling aperture and shutter settings to improve your photos.

It’s usually best to “dress down” for your flower assignment. At least, wear jeans – as invariably you will have to kneel, or even lie, down in order to get up close and personal with your chosen blooms.

So once you are there, try and be creative. Flowers can be pictured in a host of many ways – but just enjoy yourself and experiment. Don’t forget your basic rules of composition, so include a point of interest the viewer can focus on. For example, in a vast field of flowers, you could try isolating one single flower, keeping this in focus and blurring the remainder, controlling depth of field by altering the aperture settings. Consider changing the colour of this one flower later on, in Photoshop. Or you could make the background monochrome.

You could even try getting right amongst the flowers, so you can see the world from their perspective. Why not picture the petals close up, with the camera pointing up slightly in order to catch the bright blue sky. Experimenting with pictures of flowers can be a fun aspect of beginner’s photography, and as you get more experienced at it, you may find that your images become a more serious study into the world of flowers.