As gardeners, we are accustomed to moving around plants. On any given day, we may find ourselves kneeling down to pull weeds, bending over to harvest fruit or leaning in close to see pests. So why do we become immobile as photographers? We should be just as active around plants when we have our cameras in tow as when we don’t. That is if we want great photos.
Brand new!! I’m super excited to launch the plant + shoot Gardener’s Photography Series (GPS)! This series of photography guides is designed to help gardeners take better photos.
Check out the first e-book focused on taking post-worthy photos in cloudy, overcast weather. Click on the image to open and download the FREE e-book. I would love to get your feedback! Leave a comment below!
While full sun is great for growing vegetables, it’s bad for photographing your garden. Bright, mid-day sun casts harsh light directly on your subject. This can leave you with photos that are blown-out or overexposed. Additionally, when the sun is directly overhead, dark shadows can also appear in your photographs. So the best time of day to shoot your garden is what photographers refer to as the ‘Golden Hour’. Here’s why….
One of the biggest challenges of outdoor photography is the presence of shadows. A shadow can loom over your photo like a cloud, distracting the viewer from what you want their eyes to focus on. Fortunately, there are a few simple things you can do to get rid of a shadow and shoot the photo you want.