Photograph flowers on an overcast day.
This creates a soft beautiful light, without hot spots.
Look for backlight.
This will make your flowers glow.
Move in close.
This will make your subject larger in your photo.
Use a reflector.
A flat white material, like a piece of white cardboard, will reflect light back on to your subject.
Keep clutter out of the background.
Use a shallow depth of field.
Keep your flower in focus, but while creating a beautiful blur (or bokeh) in the background.
Make it sharp.
Everyone loves tack sharp images!
Highlight something special.
Find a subject to make the flower the background, like a raindrop, a bumble bee, a butterfly or a humming bird.
Try laying down and angle your camera upward or angle straight down from directly above.
Focus through other flowers, leaves or grass.
Bring some flowers inside too.
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