Flower #2

Purple orchids

One of the very first images I made with my iPhone 7 Plus. The Housekeeper left this pot of orchids at my desk for my boss to see and all I saw was a pot of guinea pigs for my brand new phone. I turned the pot around so I could photograph the orchids from the back. Image made with the iPhone’s native camera with the Chrome filter.



  • Change your point of view – get down on your knees or sit at the level of the flowers and really observe them.
  • Isolate your subject and keep the background out of focus.
  • Use contrasting backgrounds – using a background that has a different colour than the main subject helps to define what is important in the picture.

Hat tip to Jose Antunes for the above tips.


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