What a fantastic day outdoors today. I felt it was the perfect opportunity for me to give you 6 tips for improving your photography in the garden.
1. Get down low and improve your composition. Watch your background and avoid clutter and distractions.
2. Use a large aperture to blur and soften your background to give you beautiful bokeh. Set your camera to Aperture Priorty or Aperture Value then open up your aperture to f/2.8 or similar to minimize your depth of field.
3. Use a diffuser to soften the light. A 90cm 'Five in One Reflector / Diffuser' is perfect for the job. Bring it in very close to your subject and watch the amazing colours come through.
4. Throw on a macro lens and get in super close for incredibly detailed shots. You'll be amazed at what you find.
5. Use a tripod to stabilize your camera. You'll be able to shoot at slower shutter speeds in shaded areas with greater success.
6. Keep things still. Use a Wimberly Plamp or similar device to stabilize your subjects if there is the slightest breeze.