Category Archives: Flower Photography

Using a Standard Zoom Lens for Flower Photography

This article provides some tips when using a standard zoom lens for flower photography. All of the images in this article were captured by my wife during our recent trip to New Zealand. The photographs were taken hand-held with a Nikon 1 V3 and a 1 Nikkor 10-30 mm f/3.5-5.6 PD standard zoom lens.  Continue reading Using a Standard Zoom Lens for Flower Photography

Photographing Flowers with the 1 Nikon 32mm f/1.2

When it comes to still photography I’m a ‘zoom guy’, preferring to shoot with zoom lenses rather than primes. While I use my three Nikon 1 prime lenses extensively for my client video work I almost never use them for still photography. For whatever reason I got the notion in my head to try photographing flowers with the 1 Nikon 32mm f/1.2 prime.  Continue reading Photographing Flowers with the 1 Nikon 32mm f/1.2

30-110mm Plant Macro Images

A friend of mine recently took delivery of a new Nikon 1 J5 with two kit lenses, the 10-30 mm PD zoom and 30-110 mm f/3.8-5.6 zoom. We visited the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory this morning to help him get some practice time with his new gear. I’ll be posting a few articles based on the images I took this morning. This one features a selection of 30-110 mm plant macro images. Continue reading 30-110mm Plant Macro Images

Focal length and depth-of-field

As photographers we spend time considering how we want to compose an image. We often think about balance, leading lines, ‘rule of thirds’ and depth-of-field. Typically we associate aperture settings with depth-of-field. One of the factors we sometimes overlook is how lens focal length and depth-of-field are related. Continue reading Focal length and depth-of-field

Beauty of details

I’m in the process of creating a video of a residential garden. Part of the content in that project will be a number of still images as well as various video clips. As I was working on some images in post I couldn’t help but be captivated by the beauty of details that nature creates. Continue reading Beauty of details