Tips for Photographing Spring Flowers | 100mm Macro Lens & 100-400mm Telephoto Lens

Sharing a few tips and ideas for photographing spring flowers:

Enjoy the moment ✿ Be creative and change your angle ✿ Shoot with a wide aperture to isolate the flower from the background ✿ Focus on the stamen/center of the flower.

I’ve had a few questions about the gear I use, so I thought I would just give you a peek into my camera bag near the end of the video.
I have a limited amount of gear and I don’t always use everything I have every time I go out, most of the time I just use one lens during a nature walk.
I mostly use the Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS lens, and my new lens is the Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II. My main camera body is a Canon 5D Mark III. I don’t like to put emphasis on the gear that I use, I just like to go out and enjoy nature while taking pictures. You can get great photos with any camera, especially if you are enjoying the experience of being outside.

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“Oceans of Clouds” by Blake Ewing
“Before the Lens” by Steven Gutheinz


#naturephotography #beginnerphotography #macrophotography


  1. Adrian Alford Photography on October 13, 2019 at 1:13 am

    Wonderful video Liesl. Thanks for sharing. Cheers!

  2. John Greenwood on October 13, 2019 at 1:17 am

    Another lovely video Liesl. You should sell your videos as Mindfullness. You had some great photos too, I especially liked the Daffodils. I had that lens but sold it for the 70-300 in the end as I just couldn’t get a sharp photo with it and I never took it off the tripod. I though it was because it was too long but after seeing your photos, I guess it was a duff lens.

  3. Verdon Rocks Photography on October 13, 2019 at 1:19 am

    Wish I have 100mm macro lens, have only 100-400 first generation, if you ever come visit Colorado this lens is a MUST!!! Beautiful pictures and great tips and tricks for great photography! Congratulations to your new baby, it will not disappoint you, thank you for another great episode, cheers V!

  4. gautham shettigar on October 13, 2019 at 1:29 am

    Madam.. My mob oppo but 2 camara.. This macro camera supported???

  5. Valerie Hollifield on October 13, 2019 at 1:31 am

    Flowers are one of my favorite things to shoot.

  6. Deny on October 13, 2019 at 1:37 am

    ty for video!!!)))) like it

  7. LuAnn Thatcher on October 13, 2019 at 1:44 am

    Beautiful flower photos and thank you for the inspiration!

  8. Clifton Ticehurst on October 13, 2019 at 1:49 am

    Beautiful filming Liesl👌and what gorgeous images, with your excellent filming and narration it makes for a very relaxing watch. Thank you for sharing 🙂 Cliff

  9. Will Goodlet on October 13, 2019 at 1:51 am

    Really beautiful shots! Are daffodils native to North America? It was nice to get an insight into your shots and techniques. Congratulations on the new lens too – it’s got a fantastic close focusing distance, I am sure you will make wonderful use of it. I was interested to see the 35mm 1.4 in your bag too – I have my eye on that one for stars! I’ve seen some wonderful shots of flowers with the 90mm TSE too have you ever considered trying one out on rental?

  10. GoTrails on October 13, 2019 at 2:00 am

    Beautiful flower, nice video! Thanks for uploading

  11. Steven charter on October 13, 2019 at 2:00 am

    Cool ive been using a 150-600mm a bit tricky but works for me…) Thumbs up for your video…)

  12. DaveDott on October 13, 2019 at 2:01 am

    This is a great video and very helpful. I’m new to this and am trying to learn as much as possible so thank you!

  13. Valerie Hollifield on October 13, 2019 at 2:03 am

    Hi! Just found and subscribed to your channel. Thanks for the inspiration! ❤️

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