A good friend of ours used to own a flower shop in San Francisco, so whenever I take a photo of a bloom, I think of her and wonder how she would arrange this kind of flower with others into a stunning arrangement. She has given me lots of insight into the world of flowers and I appreciate that.
Photographing flowers and plants comes relatively easy for most people because the blooms don’t blink, fidget, look away, or any of the things we have to watch for when shooting pictures of people and pets.
Most often I take the liberty of applying some special effects to my floral photos. With this one, I converted it to black and white and then brought out the center in color and used a black background.