Video: Photographing Flowers with a Paper Backdrop

Video: Photographing Flowers with a Paper Backdrop

 Heather Payne Photography

Heather Payne Photography

This clip offers a sneak peek into the Team Flower How to Photograph Flowers Class. Heather Payne of Heather Payne Photography takes you behind the scenes when choosing a backdrop for photographing a flower arrangement.

You’ll learn about using a simple paper backdrop, and how choosing various colors brings out the colors of the flowers in the design. Heather and Kelly discuss lighting, reflectors, and diffusers. Watch to receive tips on how you can take a simple yet great quality iPhone photo.

Key Points:

  • A cost-effective and very clean backdrop option is a roll of paper (36in across, preferably) available via Amazon, art supply stores, hardware stores (contractor's paper), or photography equipment companies.

  • Neutral tones for a backdrop reduce contrast and bring out undertones in the blooms.

  • Using a sheet as a diffuser and/or a reflector is a cost efficient way to achieve ideal lighting.

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