Creative Flower Photography


The above photo was created with one exposure in camera.  This was not manipulated with software.  Details below:


The trick is to use a slow shutter speed, and an external flash unit like the 580EXII.  I autofocused on the first group of flowers on the left, and started the exposure.  The flash fired, and I waited almost 1 second before quickly pointing the camera to the yellow group of flowers.  The result is similar to that of a double exposure.  The diagram below explains the process further.



Camera settings:  1.6 second shutter speed, ISO 100, and f32, tripod.  Flash on ETTL at -1, Tripod.


If you're interested in creating some unique flower photos, I encourage you to give this a try.  Please feel free to share your results on my Facebook page.

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