Flowers are often a photographer's favorite subject, and this sumptuous manual covers all the practical skills and aesthetic considerations involved in shooting an array of blossoms. Whether the image is a close-up of a petal or a long shot of a landscape brilliantly in bloom, author Sue Bishop
's inspirational compositions celebrate color and form: they move beyond straightforward depictions of flowers into something more abstract, personal, and unique. She presents three comprehensive sections that cover technical matters such as equipment, lighting, exposure, and depth of field; using color; and artistic concerns such as the use of backgrounds, soft focus, and special effects.
This book covers all the practical skills and aesthetic considerations involved in photographing this popular subject. Split into three comprehensive sections, the book covers technical matters, such as choice of equipment, lighting, exposure and depth of field; colour theory, including the colour wheel, colour harmony and the effect of the time of day on colour; and artistic considerations, such as composition, backgrounds, soft focus, special effects and ways to exhibit your images. The author moves beyond the straightforward depiction of flowers to something more abstract, drawing upon both common and more exotic flowers as inspiration.
Bishop has been taking photographs for 18 years.