In spring, all things are resurrected and the flowers are in full bloom. It is also the spring of photography, which is most suitable for taking photos of various flowers. Today, let’s not talk about the techniques of flower shooting, let’s talk about what focal length lens should I use for flower shooting?
Friends who like aesthetic style, telephoto lens is the first choice. It has an excellent out-of-focus blur ability and can easily take the background into beautiful bokeh and light spots. In addition, the telephoto lens has a longer shooting distance, which can effectively expand your subject matter. Facing a place full of people, using a telephoto lens at this time, you can easily take pictures of the flowers hanging from the top of the tall trees, avoiding the messy background.
can also use the “space compression” effect of the telephoto lens to bring the scenery in the depth direction together to make the picture fuller and fuller. With the excellent blur ability of the telephoto lens, you can blur the scenes very close to the subject into bokeh. Look for a beautiful foreground, blur it out with the background scene, the sense of hierarchy will be very obvious.
The wide-angle lens has a very wide field of view, suitable for shooting “big scenes”; but it is important to note that it is precisely because there are too many scenes in the lens, you must pay special attention to the composition of the view to prevent the picture from being cluttered. A more common routine is to lower the camera position, take a close-up shot at a small angle, with the sky as the background, so that there will not be too much interference with the scene, and at the same time it can ensure the separation of the subject and the background.
Shoot with the sky as the background. You need to pay attention to controlling the exposure. You must control the exposure based on the flowers. I would rather let the sky be overexposed than the flowers. Of course, if the sky is really bright and the degree of overexposure is serious, you need to enlarge the frame ratio of the flower itself and shoot close-ups to reduce the area of the overexposed part.
You can use a macro lens when shooting flower details or close-ups, for example: EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM macro lens. The macro lens highlights the level of detail of tiny objects with a very narrow angle of view, and has a shallow depth of field, allowing the eye to fully grasp the clear parts of the picture, such as shooting flower stamens. However, because the focal plane of the macro lens is very narrow, the focus will go out of focus if you are not paying attention to the clear part. Therefore, many flower and insect photographers need to use tripods and other equipment to shoot with a small aperture lens, so the macro lens generally has an aperture. All are above F2.8.
Since the angle of view of the standard lens is wider than that of the telephoto, it is necessary to find a purer angle for shooting flower subjects, but the advantage of the standard lens is that it can restore the true shape of the image and can provide a larger aperture. And the standard lens can also shoot other subjects, such as portraits, landscapes, etc., which often test the photographer’s ability to capture images the most.
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