Introduction: How to Take a Great Still Flower Picture
This instructable will take you through the steps of taking still flower shots (specifically lilies). I took a recent trip to a lily farm and took some pictures, and I am going to give you some tips to help you take some really nice pictures.
Step 1: Setting Up for a Great Picture
Ok first things first you need to set up your flower for the picture. You will need a place with good lighting and a good background. I have uploaded a picture of my set. In my set I had a whole patch of flowers so I could get some flowers in the background.
Step 2: Using Macros and Super Macros
To take my pictures I used a feature called super macros. The macros and super macros effect allow you to zoom in for a picture and it will still focus. Some cameras do not have this special feature, but some do and for those of you who have this feature I would take advantage of it. To activate the macros effect there is usually a button with a flower symbol on it. To activate the super macros effect just hold down the macros button and it should go to super macros. The macros feature allows you to take pictures like the one below.
Step 3: Taking the Picture
Once you have set up the picture's scene and (if you can) have turned on macros/super macros you are ready to take the picture. Align the camera with the flower so you can see a clear nice view of the flower on the camera hold the capture button down have way and the camera should automatically focus the image. Once you are satisfied with the focus an view of the picture press the capture button the rest of the way and take the picture. Now you are ready to show your friends that you can take a fine picture of a flower.
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