Basic Flower & Macro Photography

http://cazillo.com/articles/37-photography/221-basic-flower-a-macro-photography.html

Flower photography is enjoyed by many people all over the world. Do a Google Images search for flowers and you will come up with millions of samples. In my video I go over timing, lenses, depth of field, focus points, focus modes and some composition tips for capturing great macro and flower photographs.

50 Comments

  1. E shyer on September 23, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    how much money of this lens ?

  2. Alec Norris on September 23, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    Thank you for your tips. What about using flash?
    Maybe you could comment on my experiments with my macro… thank you.
    https://flickr.com/photos/137276881@N03/sets/72157708254215074

  3. Hemant Dutta on September 23, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    thank u so much that all i can say
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  4. Erin S. on September 23, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Hello, thanks for the tips! I wanted to know what your advice would be to take a flower picture with a white background? I am having trouble with focusing on the whole flower, basically I can get a great focus on the flower itself but not the stem or leaf(s). I am taking pics for my watercolor painting reference.

  5. Krystal Rose on September 23, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    what lens is this

  6. Gray Burden on September 23, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    Excellent as ever Greg thanks

  7. Valerie Hollifield on September 23, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Thanks for the tips!

  8. chrimay on September 23, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Great contribution to photography, thanks a lot!

  9. Syed Haseeb Hassan on September 23, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    Thank you so much for the wonderful tips πŸ™‚

  10. Chrl Mlln on September 23, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    Hello Sir! Thank you for this great and excellent tutorial of flower photography! Much appreciated! Wishing you all the very Best always! /Greetings from spring-time-Sweden! /Charl

  11. Bussmicke2305 on September 23, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    Very nice video, i love nature and macro photography.
    /Micke in VΓ€sterΓ₯s, Sweden

  12. TakeMeBackToDaKine 808 on September 23, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    A bit late watching this video but yeah that 60mm is a great lens! Love it! I call it my "trusty sixty" as it never fails to let me down.

  13. theonedom Dom on September 23, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Good stuff

  14. Dutch Mill on September 23, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Good video man

  15. TheMrBennito on September 23, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    thanks a lot, Greg, very helpful specifically the tip on continuous focus. just 1 thing: in the heart of the flower, that is the so called ‘pistil’ πŸ™‚

  16. EpicPerson164 on September 23, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    a ru

  17. Katrina Keel on September 23, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    Thanks for sharing, Gregory! Lots of great information in a matter of minutes!

  18. Caleb Wolf on September 23, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    When I took photos of some flowers, I done it right at the perfect time. When I came back, they were dying and sad looking.

  19. Alex The Hung on September 23, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    Can you use continuous focus all the time since it can be used for still images as well? Also, are there any drawbacks to using continuous focus all time?

  20. Generic Cringe on September 23, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    good video

  21. ShinyArjun Singh on September 23, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    Nice one, Subscribed. Please keep’em comin…

  22. kabeauregardajax on September 23, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Hi pal. Great video. I’m just getting started into this style of photography.Came over from street photography.. Nice to see the enthusiasm. Kind regards from Valencia Spain.

  23. Kim Chi on September 23, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Great vid! What kind of flowers are at 3:20?

  24. this channel is ded on September 23, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    I personally prefer Canon.

  25. Skeem on September 23, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    Awesome tips bro. Thanks alot, very straight forward and to the point with plenty of detail.

  26. Jeffrey Brown on September 23, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    Thanks for sharing!

  27. Jeffery James on September 23, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    If photograph competition about flower what technique i should use …position and background

  28. Brooke Marshall on September 23, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    Thank you for making this video it was very helpful! You make beautiful photographs πŸ™‚

  29. Kathy Winkler on September 23, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    ok, you mentioned that a good lens is a 60mm. how about a 50mm 1.8 Nikkor lens? Would that also work well for flowers? thanks! great tutorial, Greg!

  30. life wary on September 23, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    thank you for the tips..they were a great help.

  31. Angel Penaranda on September 23, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    Nice

  32. gdragonfly on September 23, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    Great video! You gave in 8 minutes a bunch of helpful tips that other photographers cant even think of in a 1 hour video! Many thanks!

  33. Rakesh Suthar on September 23, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    Could you please suggest Which Camera & Lens do you have for Flowers photography

  34. Isaac Moscovich on September 23, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    Good one!

  35. PRECIOUS TEAM on September 23, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    Keep it never give up and u really are a good photographer thanks for the help do more videos thank you

  36. Game Changer on September 23, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    Great video Greg, keep them rolling bud!

  37. toorharmandeep17 Toor on September 23, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    Amazing thank you
    It helps a lot to understand the flower photography πŸ“Έ

  38. Life by Sandra G on September 23, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    Loved your video. I will definitely check your other videos. I received an AF-S Micro Nikkor 85mm 1:3.5G ED as a gift. What do you think of this lens? Thanks 😊

  39. Mario x Jolien on September 23, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    Thank you !!

    I always shoot in AF-S with lowest f/# because i’ve been told to keep it as low as possible… i always go zoomed in max ( 55m ) because i use kitlens with raynox 250 dcr macro converter…
    and it gives me f/5.3 and i want more in focus

    So u shoot in AF-C? do you have a video that explains that setting? would love to see and use it

  40. yeraldin cox on September 23, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    awesome video! 😊

  41. WeJo Roa on September 23, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    i love this kind of photography…. nice you have this video. πŸ˜€

  42. Niven A. Nolte on September 23, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Thank you Gregory Cazillo.

  43. yujin landscape photography. on September 23, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Thank you! Greg…,

  44. MrTanker10a on September 23, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    Thank you Greg! The video is very instructive… You have managed to maintain the Basics with their practicalities…
    I wish that I could have seen this video before purchasing my new TOKINA Macro 100/2.8. However, your Micro NIKKOR lens specs are fairly identical to that of the my TOKINA.
    Excellent Video!
    Cheers!

  45. Tim Priestley on September 23, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    I’d not thought about continues focus.. brilliant point.. great video

  46. Luka Sever on September 23, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    What camera are u using? Great vid btw.

  47. My Garden Channel on September 23, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    Hi Gregory, do you have a better recommendation now for close up flower photography? You mentioned the 60mm 2.8 AF micro. Wondering if you have a newer choice now 6 years later? And Thank You for this Video!!

  48. Kai man on September 23, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    How early in the morning?

  49. Tuan Hoang on September 23, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    thank you Gregory

  50. Kalpesh Patel on September 23, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    You should check out Laowa Lenses. 15mm wide macro and 60mm 2:1 macro. Fantastic lenses.

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