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Focus On Close-Up and Macro Photography (Focus On series) by Clive Branson

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Chapter 3: Flower Photography

Fun or Serious?

Why are you photographing flowers? It seems like such a silly question. The obvious answer is for their natural beauty: a tapestry of colors, textures, and forms. Because flowers will never appear the same on any two occasions, the camera provides us with a means of immortalizing their fleeting beauty. In fact, flowers constitute the second most popular topic to photograph, after people. Yet the question remains: Why are you photographing flowers? Let me put it another way: What do you intend to do with your floral images?

There are several options for floral photography:

1.   To enlarge as posters, ...

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