Information Session with John Smits, who presented on
Photography of Bromeliads with Your Smart Phone.
John uses his Samsung smart phone, and has upgraded from the S10 to the S22Ultra
For best light, John advises avoid the middle of the day when the light is too harsh,
and gives you washed out photos.
Prefer early morning or evening when the light is softer, and you get better tones of
orange, yellow and red. Cloud cover can help improve the light.
Don’t use flash.
Choose the point of focus for a more interesting photo.
Aim for closeups of your plants. Use the macro facility on your phone.
Be aware of the background- clear away distracting clutter.
Beware of the ‘photo bomb’, ie, your feet in an overhead shot.
Take lots of photos say 20 of the one plant, so you can select the best.
Try different angles aiming to get the best image.
Fill the frame, do this when you edit and crop.
Misting your plant with a water bottle can create a lovely shiny effect.
Experiment with black and white.
Use a tripod to eliminate movement and blurred images.
The galaxy has a variety of zoom features, up to x100.
Thanks John for your introduction to photography of bromeliads.