All Photography - Nick Edwards Photography.
Hello Sweet Pea and Honey Bee'ers, I am taking over.. well for this post only!
Let me introduce myself firstly, I'm Nick and I am a photographer based in beautiful Melbourne (I had to get that dig in!) and I want to give you a brief look into how I like to shoot flowers. I am a huge fan of colour and texture in my work and of course that means I love shooting flowers, just check out my Instagram and you'll see how much I love them, as they often provide the most amazing colours and textures, not to mention they photograph so well.
Do I have a favourite flower to shoot? Not really as long a it has nice sharp colours and some awesome texture I am all in!! My favourite technique to photographing flowers is to shoot them up close with a shallow depth of field to allow me to draw attention to the uniqueness of the flower, like in the above photo of these beautiful chrysanthemums and the amazing formation of the petals.
I also love photographing the stems of the flowers, yes I know this may sound odd, but the stems can have the most beautiful shades of green and often the stems have such an amazing texture that, in the right light, can look amazing and who I am to discriminate!
When shooting flowers, and other greenery, I tend to look for angles that are not the typical to try and show them in a new light, like the below shot of the white roses which were taken looking directly down so highlight the texture of the petals.
I also love shooting shrubs on sidewalks. Often we walk past these without giving them another glance however when you stop and look they can be so interesting. The below photo of a hedge is one of my all time favourites because it shows the amazing texture of the leaves with great highlights of the green.
I will leave you with some key tips:
Don’t be scared to get in close, a lot of people stand back and get the typical shot of the flowers in a vase, these are still great shots but try for something different.
Lastly, find unique colours and textures to focus on.
Thanks for having me Sweet Pea and Honey Bee’ers and don’t be a stranger, come say hi on Instagram - http://instagram.com/hellonickedwards