I love taking pictures of flowers or insects up close!! This type of photography gives you a totally different perspective of the world. Here are my top 4 tips for getting the perfect shot:
1. Get close, but not too close!
Sometimes, if you get too close to the subject (less than 6 or 8 inches away), the image becomes blurry and the lens isn't able to focus properly. If you see that the image is not as crisp, try taking a step back and use the zoom on your camera to get the desired effect.
2. Try to stay as still as possible.
One of the best things about a close-up shot is the detail in the image. You want to keep the camera as still as possible to get a crisp image. When you're zoomed in, even a slight movement can make the image blurry.
3. Keep it simple
Frame your photo so that your subject is the center of focus and stands out. Allow the background to blur while the foreground remains focused. Take a variety of shots at different angles to see what looks best.
4. Practice makes perfect
One of my favorite places to take pictures is my garden. There are a lot of different flowers that bloom throughout the year, so I always have something to shoot.
Most importantly, have fun!