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breakaway

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Anyone have any tips on photographing flowers in sunlight? Please share them with me! Please give me tips on ISO, shutter speeds, apertures, flash compensation etc... Thanks a million!
 

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minimum ISO, sturdy tripod, P mode.
 

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Er, depends on the effect you are going for.

If there is wind, and you want to freeze motion, then shoot with a higher shutter speed.

If you want to convey the wind and show the flowers swaying (as a motion blur), then use a tripod and use a slow shutter speed (say 1s or so). You will need a ND filter to cut down light and a small aperture to get away with the slow shutter speed.

If you want to take a low angle shot of the flowers against the sky, or do a "portrait" of an individual flower, then select a big aperture.

Just do what you like. The LAST THING I would do is leave my camera in P mode!
 

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Are u shooting normally, closeup or macro?

It's better to wait for the breeze to die down for absolute focus. If u shoot in macro, all the more reason to do so.

Big apertures will give u a shallow DOF, so make sure the object is entirely in focus. Else increase ur aperture stops as required.

lastly, u want to ensure a clean background.
 

breakaway

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Thanks a lot. I'll try out the different methods =) I'll be shooting closeup. I think there will be limited wind.
 

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