- Try different times of day.
“I like to shoot at sunset or sunrise. Those are the better times,” says Braught. “But flower photography is forgiving, because you can also take shots in the middle of the day and play with the shadows.”
- Don’t aim for perfection.
Accidents can bring about interesting results. “Not every photo is going to be technically perfect, and sometimes your best ones aren’t,” says Braught. “You can capture movement or blur that brings in some other emotion you wouldn’t normally get.”
Use a spray bottle to add water droplets. Frame your lens with plastic wrap as a diffuser for dreamy light distortion. Create lens flare by holding fallen flower petals near the edge of the lens. Refract the light shining onto the flower with a prism or fractal lens. “It’s always fun to experiment,” says Braught. “Anything see-through can be held in front of your lens to distort things in unique ways.”