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Helpful hints for photographing plants

The Basics

Lens focal length - wide-angle, normal, telephoto

Depth of field - using f stops to get more of your photo in sharp focus

Exposure - managing the light

Composing the picture - what are you trying to show ?

Lighting - using natural light

Lighting with flash - different types of flash set-ups for botanical photography
Why use flash? and what sort of equipment is available.

A quick and cheap in-built flash technique for plant photos for SLRs with macro lens
Many of the photos in the APII photograph collection were taken by Murray Fagg. This link takes you to a web page describing his do-it-yourself flash setup using the camera's own pop-up flash. It also includes example of photos taken using this set-up.


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