Just a quick note. This is the beginning of a longish post of mine (about 1700 words and 10 images) that is now live at Firedoglake. The post is sort of about photographing flowers and gardens on the surface but covers a lot of general photography stuff as well including aesthetic and technical considerations along with thoughts about mental approach. It is not as boring as I’m making it sound – honest.
To get the series underway here are a few pointers that may help when photographing plants and flowers. Hopefully most of the information will easily transfer to other subject matter so, even if the thought of photographing green things fills you with indifference there will be something here that can be applied with different subjects. If you are filled with indifference now and rush outside to take photos of your tulips after reading this I’ll score that as a win.
This is the only place that this article is posted, I may post it here eventually but that won’t happen for a month at least.