Tuesday Tips | Shooting Flowers with a Zoom Lens
- You can zoom in tight enough to have the flower fill the frame
- It allows for the background to be out of focus so that the focus is on the flower
How I Took This Shot
- Start by shooting in aperture priority mode (set you mode dial to A for Nikon or AV for Canon)
- Set you aperture to the smallest number YOUR LENS will allow (if your lens allows for f/5.6 as the smallest number, this is what you will use)
- Zoom in on just one flower OR a small group of flowers that are close together, and focus on just that flower
- Your background should now be out of focus which keeps the background from distracting the eye and makes for a stronger visual composition.