Tips for arranging flowers to pose your model

by | Nov 4, 2023 | SUSTAINABILITY | 0 comments

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Now, it’s no secret that I like flowers when it comes to photographic props. They are a fantastic method to provide interesting and original material, whether they are large sunflowers or dried flowers. Having an object for your model to interact with while on set is also a terrific idea. Improve your photography by using the ideas and actions below!

This photoshoot concept is also a terrific alternative for an at-home session since it really doesn’t take much to generate eye-catching images with only a basic backdrop, model, and flowers. It’s truly amazing how much you can do in such a tiny area.

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All of the images below were shot in a studio with two models and a basic setup consisting of a wooden stool and a linen bedsheet. Natural light was coming from the left, while from the right, a Profoto A1 flash was bouncing into a Profoto huge white umbrella.

My personal favourite arrangement is the first one you may attempt: a portrait picture where the flowers are used to cover half of the model’s face, both above and next to it. Enjoy experimenting with the model’s gaze and the arrangement of the flowers. You might experiment with having the model look away or close their eyes.

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Another arrangement that I really like is inserting the flowers within the model’s attire so that they are not in contact with the subject but are still in the picture. Try tucking it out from a jacket, in the dress pocket, or the rear pocket of your trousers.

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A simple picture of a model holding flowers is always worth looking at. Here, you may experiment with their facial expressions. Try some silly ones where they grin, some straightforward ones where they have their eyes closed, and others where they are staring straight into the camera. Remember to experiment with your shooting angle as well. Get your model to lie on the ground so you can shoot from above, or try going down low and shooting looking up at them. When shooting, don’t be too constrained by the angle you’re shooting from. Instead, be free. You’ll discover more about what works and what doesn’t the more you experiment!

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You may even try out certain poses with many models posing together if you have them. I like group photos; adding flowers or other decorations to a picture is a wonderful way to add movement and variety.

Finally, a terrific way to create depth and contrast to a shot is to hold the flowers near to your lens with the model in the backdrop. It gives the spot where the flower is supposed to be a splash of colour and gives you space to experiment with other positions (like sitting or standing) with your subject.

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I hope the suggestions and thoughts above were helpful to you! Have fun, and don’t forget to send me your creations—I always love to see what you come up with!

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