Garden Groups & Portraits

When photographing a garden of colorful flowers, it's easy to get caught up in shooting either lots of extreme close-ups of individual blossoms or work on overall views to capture the variety of hues. But either approach provides just a portion of the garden experience. When you photograph a garden, strive for an overall view, a portrait of a favorite bloom in that garden, and a tight close-up (or macro shot) of a portion of one flower. If you repeat this pattern for each flower that captures your attention, you'll soon have a beautiful portfolio with a variety of images instead of one where all the shots look the same.

Overall view

Individual portrait

Extreme close-up

Join me for Photographing Missoula's Flower Gardens June 14-21, 2018. All cameras are welcome. Click here to register online.