|“Bright enticing courtyard”|
|“Early Spring Morning”|
Not being afraid to shoot into the Sun, the structure of a garden and the silhouettes of plants are often shown off much better when backlit.
· Look for the structure, shape and forms within the garden.
· Look for combinations of plants as well as single flowers, a shot of a flower with other flowers as a backdrop can be as interesting as a single plant portrait.
· Use unusual vantage points, get either really low or perch yourself high up.
· Look for silhouettes and strong contrasts of shape and tone that will make a stunning black and white image.
· Try shooting with and without a tripod and also use mid range shots as well as wide or macro views.
· Remember that not all shots need to be sharply focused throughout. Softness surrounding a very minimal point of focus can bring an engaging feel to a photograph.