Quick Tips for Garden and Landscape Photography

• Try to shoot early or late in day (avoid mid-day)
• Muted (soft) sunlight renders best light
• With bright sunshine, try to keep sun direction at right angles to composition
• Level the horizon line
• Physically clean up area within composition before shooting
• Use rule of thirds to compose the photo rather than centering
• Try to provide a "path" for the viewer's eye to follow through the composition
• Darken (wet) the soil or pavers for better contrast
• Try selective focus (primary item in focus with background blurred)
• Eliminate sky unless it is an integral part of composition
• Move in for close-ups
• Process captured images for brightness, color saturation, contrast and sharpness
• Crop images as needed

Mike Crews Photography LLC
phone: (630) 605-3976
e-mail: mike@crewsphotography.com
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