Who has one of those blooming gardens that is so blooming well planned for each of the four blooming seasons that it features a different array of blooming flowers all year round?
Blooming hell! You do?
It’s not that I don’t love flowers or gardens or nature. In fact, I love flowers in all their colourful glory. It’s simply that I lack anything that resembles a green thumb.
But that’s where photography comes in. Photography, when combined with canvas printing, enables you to create affordable art for all seasons. You can capture flowers on camera, print them on canvas, hang them up and enjoy four seasons in one day every day.
If your garden is void of floral beauty, pop down to your local park or botanic gardens and enjoy a couple of hours of inspired photography. Alternatively, you can browse our online library of Canvas Wall Art. To purchase the items below as a single or split photo print, click on the images and you’ll be transferred through to our photo canvas creation tool.
Contrary to popular belief, photographing flowers is something we can all get right. At least, unlike gardening, you’re at no risk of killing anything.
You don’t have to be a photography snob to capture the beauty of flowers. Don’t be afraid to pick up a compact camera and take a close up photo of your floral subject. Here, it’s all about the colour not the detail, so you don’t even need to capture the entire flower in the frame.
If you’re keen to take it to the next level, when you’re taking photos of small or ‘micro’ subjects, it helps to have an excellent macro lens as this is what makes the subject look big and gives it clarity. Nikon calls their macro lenses Micro and Canon calls their lenses Macro.
So if you’re sporting a DSLR camera with a Micro or Macro lens, you’re set up to capture the finest of details of your floral subjects (e.g. insects, pollen, waterdrops).
If you don’t have the right lens, you can still capture wonderful shots from a distance with a 100-400mm lens. You’ll often find your flower subject appears nice and crisp in the foreground with the rest of the flowers, different flowers or the garden providing colour behind.
Just because you’ve got a fancy camera in your hand doesn’t mean you can avoid getting dirty. Just like a gardener, it’s important to get down on your hands and knees or even lie down on the ground to get the right shot.
One of the wonderful things about garden photography, while you’re playing with aperture and focus, is the joy that comes from spending quality time enjoying the wonders of nature. Find a garden bench and take it all in. Walk around and contemplate your next shot.
“Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.” Rainer Maria Rilke
Use the colours of the seasons outside to colour your walls inside. It’s the best blooming thing you’ll do all year.