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When I’m feeling down or sick I always photograph or do some post-work on flowers. I love flowers and to visualize them up close is my cup of tea and it makes me feel good! I’ve had some crazy weeks lately. I’m sure you’ve been there before. To find what relaxes me is good, and as you can tell from this post, it is flowers. Here are some quick tips on how to photograph flowers close-up.  I’m sure they will help you too when you need that extra push for life.

Use a Plexi Glass

Clover flower processed in Black and White.

Think 3 for a fun Composition.

Multiple focused images combined into one for more depth-of-field.

Use a tent for soft lighting.

I hope that you have a subject to photograph that just makes you smile, even if you don’t try photographing a flower.

I’d like to share my flower book with you all. I talk about what my thought process is while photographing a variety of flowers.

Here is a bit of info for you:

Print book, 88 pages standard landscape, 10 × 8 in. (25 × 20 cm)

Print books have professional-grade paper, superb printing and binding that looks good and feels great.

  • Durable, acid-free, archival-quality papers from Mohawk®
  • Deep, rich blacks for superb contrast and image reproduction
  • A range of premium cotton and linen Hardcovers
  • Long-lasting library binding, precisely and individually bound by hand

Quality hardcover imageWrap book $68.99

Quality softcover book $56.99


To purchase Blurb ebook click here.

To purchase printed book click here. 

iTunes purchase click here.


Cheers to smiling!

Janice Sullivan



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