FLora: a mash-up of Florida and Flora used by
lazy clever bloggers! (that’s an excellent definition if I do say so myself! haha!)
It comes as little surprise that I am drawn to flowers. I do like to photograph many other subjects, but when it comes down to it, I shoot just about every flower (and weed!) I see.
What can I say? I like the way flowers color and soften the world.
I don’t, however, know names of most flora… botany ain’t my thing, I guess.
While I was in South Florida (yep, we’re still in Florida! yay!), I took these around the area where I stayed. Love the variety!
I’ve edited all of these photographs, some just cropped so the flower is the main event. Others I’ve adjusted the backgrounds so the colors pop. I do my best not to over-edit… although one of these days I’m going to play with editing options and make some really cool abstracts!
A few tips:
- When editing, don’t forget what your subject is.
- It’s okay to get up and walk away from your project. Tired eyes can really mess with good editing.
- Try not to over-do it! It’s tempting to want that red flower (barn, bike, bench, whatever) to stand out ~ but pay attention to the rest of the photograph… the clouds (sky, field, trees, etc) shouldn’t be hues of over-saturated reds, pinks and oranges… unless of course, that’s what your intent is for your final photograph.
- When in doubt, ask someone else to give you an honest critique of your photographs. Getting the opinion of someone who you respect will help you grow as an artist/photographer.
- Have FUN!! (of course!!)
Every day is a great day for photography!