Flowers October 2018 Theme

Everyone loves to photograph flowers. The challenge is to compose your flower images so they stand out.

Isolate your subject.

Get low.

Shoot from behind.

Shoot backlit for a different look.

You can shoot backlit in the wild or studios.

Get low and change you perspective.

Get close with Macro.

Dewy flowers look great.

Maximize your depth of field with focus stacking.

It’s easier to shoot macro in the studio.

But you can shoot macro in the field if it’s not windy.

Shallow depth of field gives an ethereal quality.

Not everything has to be in focus

Isolate petals to focus on details

Make sure to get the pistil in focus.

Shoot landscapes but make sure the subject of the photo are the flowers.

Fields of sunflowers can make for great landscape images.

We all like to shoot flowers with insects.

Bees in flight are a challenge.

Don’t forget butterflies but remember they must compliment the flower which should be the star of your composition.

In this image the flower is clearly the focus. The dragonfly is a supporting element.

Birds can steel the show.

Try shooting flowers in black and white.

Focus on texture, lines, and contrast.

White stands out on a dark background.

Decaying flowers have a unique beauty.

Decaying flower petals.

Abstract flower images are fun.

Get creative. This shot on a white background has a classic botanical quality.

Here is a single petal reflected on black plexiglass in a studio.

There is no limit to how creative you can get like with these double exposures.

Photographing flowers can be easy. Just bring some home from the florist.

Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens is a great place to photograph lotus and water lilies.

Outstanding lotus photos can be extremely competitive due to the number of people who love shooting them in this area.

Water lilies can be found at Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens and Longwood Gardens.

Water lilies bloom at Longwood in the summer.

Longwood Gardens are famous for their blue poppies.

Orchids always seem to be in bloom at Longwood Gardens.

There are a number of farms that plant sunflowers in the area.

The Arundel Camera Club was founded in 1957 in Maryland, USA. The club exists to promote the art, science, and education in all aspects and fields of photography.

We meet at 7:00pm every Wednesday evenings at the Severna Park High School (60 Robinson Rd, Severna Park, MD 21146) when school is in session, weather permitting. If the school is closed due to weather, meetings will be cancelled. You can check the Anne Arundel County Public School website for weather related closures.

Meetings alternate with programs of informative speakers (educational, technical, how-to, tutorials, etc.) and photographic competitions. Meetings are open to the public, but only dues paying members may enter competitions. The club also has monthly photographic field trips to locations of interest.


  • Individual . . . . . . . . .$35.00
  • Family . . . . . . . . . . . .$15.00 each additional family member.
  • Students… . . . . . . . . .$17.50 full time students will be 1/2 price.


We meet in room 156 at the new Severna Park High School, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Note that the doors are locked at the school for security. We will man the door from 6:30PM until the meeting starts at 7:00PM.

Contact Officers@arundelcameraclub.org

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Mike Thomas

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