Tips on photographing flowers with 35mm color film

 

Tips on photographing flowers with 35mm color film, banner flower farm, flower farmers grand-daughter

 

Hi everyone!

It’s me, the Flower Farmer’s Grand-daughter. Well, I am all grown up now.

I enjoy experimenting with taking pictures in my free time.

Thought it would be fun to share some of my tips on photographing flowers on the Banner Flower Farm with 35mm color film with you.

 

 

 

Tips on photographing flowers with 35mm color film, banner flower farm

 

Choose Film Type
 ISO 200 is good for outdoors and situations with lots of light. ISO 400-800 for indoor light.
 
Choose Film Camera
For this entry, we’ll be discussing manual focus. So choosing a camera with a lens that can be manually operated is needed.
 
Manual focus allows total control of the composition. It is good for close-ups and macro.
 
Choose Composition
Pick desired frame, be it close-up or landscape. Create a display or shoot in your environment. Apply the rule of thirds, place your subject in the center or to the right or left of the frame. Close-ups allow the subject to shine whereas landscapes make the composition look like a painting.
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Examples
Shot with an Olympus OM1, 50mm lens, on Fuji Superia 200 film.
taking pictures on the flower farm - dahlia, Banner Flower Farm
taking pictures on the flower farm - red dahlia, Banner Flower Farm
Allium flower, taking pictures on the flower farm, banner flower farm
Allium flowers, taking pictures on the flower farm, banner flower farm
Work with colors
 Bold colors create striking photos. Similar colors create a textured aesthetic.
Ranuculus and Sage Bouquets, Banner Flower Farm
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Aperture
When close-up, setting the aperture to an open f-stop (i.e. 1.4) allows great depth of field with a sharp focus on the subject and a soft background. When shooting landscape, change the aperture to a closed f-stop(i.e. 16). This allows the whole frame to be sharp and in focus. Remember to adjust your shutter speed accordingly. (Your light meter helps with this.)
 Zinnas out in the flower field, taking pictures on the flower farm, banner flower farm
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Tips on photographing flowers with 35mm color film, banner flower farm, zinnas in the field
Intermediate Ideas
Apply the film soup technique and/or multi-expose! This lets your compositions look dreamy with blended colors and light.
Tips on photographing flowers with 35mm color film, banner flower farm, Fennel
Tips on photographing flowers with 35mm color film, banner flower farm, Intermediate ideas
Feel free to share your creative tips on photographing flowers with 35mm color film and other formats.
Until next time, you can go check out Banner Flower Farm’s 2017
Dahlia Tuber Selection.  As you know, flowers make great pictures!

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