Goatsbeard Portraits

Posted: August 10, 2015 in Uncategorized


Here are two different styles of flower portraits.
This is a standard flower image, with the whole flower and stem in the frame, it’s nice but has been done a million times before. I have shot plenty of images with this style, but I try to find something interesting within the flower for a little more unique or interesting look.

Don’t be afraid to try cropping your flower tight to add more emphasis on a certain part of the flower. To me the most interesting part of this flower is the nice textures in the center area of the flower. I shot in tight to make the flowers center stand out more and pull your eye to the great details and textures. I angled the camera to get the diagonal line in the stem. Try making your flower shots more unique by finding something in a flower to show off, and shoot it tight.

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  1. Thanks for letting me know what kind of flower this is. I shot some recently and had no idea what they were. I have that problem a lot, not being much of a flower person.

  2. Kat Ens says:

    Love the crop, Mike. Flowers often have a lot of close in distraction too, so cropping helps focus the subject. Btw its Aka butterweed, salsify, etc butits botanical name isTragopogon dubius.

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