Look for the flower and something extra.
If you want to create a sense of interest and intrigue in your flower photography, look for that photo opportunity that captures a flower and something extra. What’s a something extra? Well, it could be anything; an insect, a twig or leaf, even a drop of water. Something extra can be fun, mysterious or artistic. There are limitless possibilities.
Getting that perfect picture can be quite frustrating. Often, you’ve got to have a great deal of patience; but if you wait long enough, that butterfly, bee or garden insect will come along and present that perfect picture opportunity for you.
If Mother Nature is not being cooperative, there’s always the opportunity for taking a little artistic license by creating your very own extra something. If you want to capture a shot of water droplets and there’s no rain in sight, grab a spray bottle and make your own droplets. Find a pinecone, garden decoration or kids’ toy as a prop. Between Mother Nature and your own creativity, there are infinite possibilities.
Grab your camera and go find your own something to capture that fun and memorable picture.
Written by Cliff Blackerby, July, 2019.