10 Tips for taking stunning photos of flowers

10 Tips for taking stunning photos of flowers

Capture your bouquet at its best

We can't get enough of the way flowers blossom. In the bud and then, bloom! Beautiful, bright but sadly, not forever. The best way to capture the beautiful flowers in your bouquet is with flower photography. And thanks to smartphones, we can all be budding photographers! Here are ten simple tips to taking beautiful floral photos that will make your bouquet look lush and Instagram-worthy.

"What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”

― Karl Lagerfeld

1. Lights, camera, action!

Lighting is paramount when photographing flowers. Ideally, you want soft and natural daylight — an overcast day is actually flattering for flowers! Bright light or fluorescent bulbs can cause harsh shadows and overexposed highlights. Whilst playing with shadows can be great, softer light brings out the delicate nature of your bouquet. Strong light through your window? A lace curtain will diffuse it nicely.

2. Space out

Empty space and an uncluttered background in your photo give focus to the star: your flowers. The iconic bloomon style simply allows each flower room to bloom. When photographing your bouquet, we recommend some breathing space, too. Use a piece of plain card as a backdrop if you don’t have a clear wall at home!